Honduras is a tropical mountainous
country famed for its biodiversity and coral reefs. However
it’s also one of the poorest countries in the northern
hemisphere, with money sent home from overseas, a major source
You can help volunteer projects through Save the Children.
Volunteering to build houses you will take part in all aspects
of building maintenance - anywhere from brick making to laying
foundations. In some parts of the western highlands, three
families or more live under one roof and your voluntary building
work can help alleviate this poverty.
We also have humanitarian volunteer projects like teaching
practical skills to deaf children, getting medical experience
at a local hospital in La Esperanza and teaching music at
a school in Tegucigalpa. Honduras is a country desperately
in need of volunteers and you can make a difference.
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The best town for climbing The Imbabura volcano, is located
deep in Hunduran foothills, where sprawling fields of sugar
cane grow in the ashen earth of old eruptions. A colonial
town with a mixture of indigenous Lenca and pre-Colombian
influences, it's a perfect destination for volunteers who
want to stray off the beaten track.
Tegucigalpa or 'Silver Mountain' was originally an old mining
town, founded on the gold and silver of the Spanish Conquest.
Honduras's capital city has a population of over 1.6 million,
composed of quaint mountain towns such as Yuscaran, where
they produce local moonshine and roll Cubano cigars. The climate
of Tegucigalpa is ideal for volunteers who want to experience
the beauty of the tropics without any of the discomfort. Sitting
3000ft above sea level, Tegucigalpa captures the cool breezes
of the Pacific while basking in the equatorial sun.
Cactus @ i-to-i
Honduras has a rich store of natural resources but remains
one of the poorest countries in Latin America. In the absence
of government aid, many development projects rely heavily
on external help. Volunteer work in Honduras is plentiful
and volunteers are in great demand. One of the key Non Governmental
Organisations you could work alongside is Save the Children.
Alongside Save the Children i-to-i has built five schools
and 24 homes. Both in the capital city of Tegucigalpa and
in rural communities, i-to-i volunteer projects are slowly,
but surely, making a difference.
For volunteers hoping to become health care professionals,
you can decide whether this career is for you with hospital
experience at La Esperanza. There are opportunities to work
in pre-natal units, blood banks or the pharmacy. Anyone seeking
a career as community health, general practice or hospital
doctor should consider this a way of garnering vocational
Maybe you are not sure whether you want to go to university,
but are instead thinking about concentrating on a more practical
career. Gain building knowledge from the foundations up with
our Volunteer Honduras building projects. Working
with Save The Children you will be painting, decorating, making
bricks and renovating. Click on the Volunteer Honduras
links to learn more.
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