Honduras Child Alliance is a volunteer based group working collectively with Honduran community members to improve the lives and opportunities of children in Honduras through education and health programs in El Porvenir, Atlántida.
HCA’s primary focus is educational enrichment and it provides free English as a Second Language and Spanish Literacy lessons to local children as well as running a Vacation Acitivies Program (Nov-Jan). There is also the opportunity to assist Kinder-Year 1 children at a bilingual school in a nearby town called La Unión and to fundraise and build bathrooms for the families that need them most in El Porvenir.
All ages (though preferably 20+) are welcome. The main focus of the volunteering is teaching English as a foreign language and teaching Spanish Literacy (Reading Club) to children from Kinder to approx. 13 years old. There are also opportunities to teach Adults. Creative activities (arts & crafts etc) and sport are also encouraged, especially Nov-Jan in the Vacation Activities Program. Speaking Spanish is not a pre-requisite, nor is teaching experience, though both are helpful! A positive mental attitude, dedication and enthusiasm are the most important qualities for volunteers to have.
There are also construction opportunities (see Building Baños on the project section of our website) as well as opportunities for Dentists and Hygienists.
The minimum preferred commitment is 6 weeks. For bathroom building and dental programs 6+ months is ideal.
Upon acceptance into the program the volunteer pays a $160 “confirmation donation” which is used toward materials, supplies and admin. The only other expense on our end is housing which is $35 USD per week for the first 6 weeks and then drops to $28 per week after that.
For more information about volunteering with Honduras Child Alliance, visit them online: