Honduras Child Alliance was my first longer volunteering experience. I had originally planned to stay 2 months, but I fell in love with the community and realized I had a lot left to learn from its people, that I returned for another 4 months. The way the organization is set up, it truly fosters a great team spirit amongst the volunteers, and an opportunity to really integrate into the community.
I just finished my two months volunteering experience with HCA in El Porvenir and I must say it was one of my best experiences ever. It is great to see how the kids love coming to classes every single day. HCA does a great job in El Porvenir not only by providing English, Spanish literacy and computing classes, but by giving so much love to these kids through all the volunteers.
I first volunteered with HCA in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with El Porvenir and Honduras. The town is so friendly and it is perfectly located next to a larger city and also by the beach so it has the best of both worlds. The community in El Porvenir is what makes HCA so special, everyone is so welcoming. HCA works with the community, including employing Honduran managers and a number of local interns.
UNITED STATES - WV
Honduras Child Alliance is a wonderful organization that has it's priorities in check and truly cares about it's volunteers. The two months I spent in El Porvenir at HCA were the most impactful of my life. My experience gave me direction and motivation for the future as well as an apprecition for many things in my daily life. Working as a volunteer gave me an opportunity to get to know some truly inspiring people.
UNITED STATES - CT
HCA is an incredibly well-organized volunteer organization. The program has a positive and lasting effect on the community of El Porvenir. If you volunteer, or get involved in any way, you will make a difference. Most importantly, the work of HCA puts the needs of the community first.
Emma Le Guennec
I first volunteered with HCA in 2016 and came back two years later to develop a program. I directly felt welcomed there, by the volunteers and the community. Teaching kids and adults is really inspiring because you can see the impacts on them. So, there are different types of classes: kindergarten in the early morning then during the day, there is the kids’ class (from 6 to 12 years old), and at the end of the day, adult class.
I had the experience of a lifetime. Firstly I helped with the last few weeks of VAP which was a very fun time. Lots of games and fun with the children. Secondly I taught in PEP. The program was very well thought out and was a pleasure to assist with.
UNITED STATES - PA
I spent four months living in El Porvenir on a gap semester between high school and college. The town itself is beautiful, quiet, and safe, the people are very friendly, and the children are absolutely amazing. Teaching PEP classes to the kids each day was a blast and I formed strong relationships with many of the students. In fact, I even ended up planning a trip a year later with a group from my college.
My experience at HCA is really amazing. I have the opportunity to help children of the community and it is very nice to see their happy smile when they learn something. I am currently organising a curriculum with nutrition and business so we can teach them so new notions. Concerning the safety in Honduras, even if the current political situation is incertain and confusing, we are living in a village near the sea, El Porvenir...
UNITED STATES - PA
I volunteered with HCA for four months after graduating high school and I am so grateful that I did. When I arrived in El Porvenir, I was warmly welcomed by a wonderful and enthusiastic group of volunteers from all around the world (Germany, Scotland, Israel, Australia, Spain etc.) The classes were definitely my favorite part of the HCA experience.
My experience in Honduras is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened to me. Honduras is an incredible country and surprising in many ways. El Porvenir is a small village in the Atlantida region. Our daily lives are filled with laughter and smiles of all kinds. It is a real pleasure to spend our days alongside children. I also had a lot of fun teaching adults in the community...
UNITED STATES - PA
HCA has a great relationship with El Porvenir. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly in the community. The area is extremely safe. The kids love meeting new volunteers and will jump all over you and ask you questions. Three classroom locations are all easily accessible. You teach English, computers, science, and art. You can also get involved teaching English for adults in the evenings. It is a great place to work on your Spanish.
UNITED STATES - MA
My time with Honduras Child Alliance was the best experience of my college career. I went the summer before my senior year of college as part of an internship and it was incredible. My favorite part about the work we did itself was the fact that every day was different. Some days you would be teaching kindergarten, youth, and adult English classes and other days you would be out in the community handing out flyers...
UNITED STATES - NC
I began working with Honduras Child Alliance in February 2019 as the Healthy Snacks Coordinator. In the past five months, I have felt so safe and supported during my time in El Porvenir, and have had the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world and make a difference working with kids. Honduras is a beautiful country with so much to offer, and our community of El Porvenir is extremely safe and supportive of...
UNITED STATES - NY
I volunteered for Honduras Child Alliance and it was unlike any other experience I have had in Latin America because it was the only one where I felt like a part of the community and not just a visitor. HCA has done an amazing job integrating into the community and has become a foundational part of the lives of the kids in El Porvenir.
UNITED STATES - MT
I arrived in Honduras in February of 2019 to become Honduras Child Alliance's Outreach Manager. I ended up staying for 13 months and I have absolutely loved every single second of my time here. Before coming here I was very nervous about safety in Honduras because being from the United States all you hear is how dangerous Central America is, but there has not been a single time that I have felt unsafe here.
UNITED STATES - VA
If you are considering volunteering abroad, I highly recommend Honduras Child Alliance. Three months ago, I came on board as a volunteer with a particular passion for computer science education. I immediately fell in love with this organization. This experience has been a perfect blend of professional growth and meaningful connections that I have formed with my students, the community and my fellow volunteers.
Gissela Perez Escobar
Being part of HCA is a highlight of my life. I never thought that this organization, its people, and the kids were gonna change me, teach me life lessons, and fill my heart and life with so much joy and love. I applied to HCA because I was looking for an opportunity to find myself, make choices about my future, and help others. Turns out HCA gave me all of this, from my first to my last day being in the classrooms I was able to see the effort...
UNITED STATES - OHIO
I chose Honduras Child Alliance for so many reasons! First, I had just graduated with my teaching degree and I knew that I wanted to volunteer with an organization whose goal was to better the lives of children. Along with that, I desired a program that really seemed to make an impact and had the true NGO feel to it. I preferred a smaller, close-knit type of organization as opposed to a large one.
UNITED STATES - WV
Working with Honduras Child Alliance was such a touching and important part of my one year trip around the world that I wrote a full essay in my new book about my experience.
Volunteering for HCA was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. From the first day I felt at home within the community and at the volunteer’s house. It was a short experience but very intense from the beginning. I was fortunate enough to participate within three different programs, and I learnt so much from each of them. The community is extremely welcoming, people from El Porvenir are used to meet volunteers...
My name is David (24), I am German and I spent two months in El Porvenir, Honduras. Before I came to Honduras, I had two main priorities in my head. Firstly, I wanted to work with underprivileged children and be an English teacher in a third world country. And secondly, I wanted to spend some time in a Spanish speaking country in order to improve my language skills.
I volunteered with HCA last summer for 9 weeks, and I'm back this summer for another 11 weeks. HCA has great accommodations and safety measures, but most importantly, they work with wonderful students. Being in classes and getting to meet these students and other community members is an amazing experience, and they will (both consciously and unconsciously)...
A little over two weeks ago, I hopped on a plane to San Pedro Sula, not 100% sure what to expect, but excited for an immersive experience in Honduras. Since then, I have met incredible children, collaborated with energetic volunteers, and found a new home in the welcoming community of El Porvenir. The coastal town is full of kind families that partner with HCA in our...
Anna Minke Roodhof
I came to Honduras not really knowing much about the country other than that my government (The Netherlands) recommends people to not go there. When I decided I wanted to check it out for myself anyway, this was the best decision I ever made. HCA is a small organization completely absorbed by the community of El Porvenir and the town is very safe.
I’m just 7 weeks in to my role as Program Manager here at Honduras Child Alliance, and I am already seeing the huge benefits of the work that HCA does for the local children and community of El Porvenir. I feel lucky to be a part of such an ambitious and productive endeavour providing a variety of educational programmes to children and adults alike.
I'm currently volunteering with HCA in El Porvenir and am having a fantastic time! I've been made to feel so welcome in this small town, where everyone seems to know everyone. I feel very at home here and feel very safe walking around the community, especially as we're always greeted by so many excited children, wherever we go! The children’s energy and enthusiasm make classes fun and enjoyable, and I always come away...
UNITED STATES - NY
Although my time with Honduras Child Alliance was relatively brief, the weeks I spent in El Porvenir not only made a huge impact on my life, but allowed me to make incredible impacts on the lives of others. This small but powerful organization provides a steady stream of education, fun, and compassion for the families of the small coastal town of Porvenir.
The time goes by so fast at HCA, and I just finished my six months volunteering with them in El Porvenir.
I had such a great time working and learning with the kids, along with so many inspiring volunteers from all over the world. El Porvenir became a second home for me and whenever I was away for any amount of time...
"From this tiny airport in La Ceiba, our taxi driver picks us up and we are off to a supermarket to buy groceries and then head to our house in El Porvenir. The next 5 hours or so are a blur of emotions . . . "