- Belize City, Belize
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Orphanage Care Center:
The orphanage is home to 45 children, predominantly between 0-6 years of age. However, older children with siblings living at the orphanage are provided care also.
All of the children at the care center have been abandoned, abused or orphaned and many have disabilities, special needs or are HIV positive. Volunteers needed to share their affection and time with the lovely children. Duties including changing diapers, feeding, playing toys with toddlers; help with kitchen and laundry duties as well as basic upkeep such as sweeping, painting. Prior experience is not necessary, just a caring spirit, open mind and enthusiasm.
Volunteering in Belize will provide you the chance of a lifetime to explore this mysterious country while giving back to the community. Our volunteer projects allow you to support local children, at the orphanages and the onsite nursery school. Volunteer with us and Gain a Broader View of the World.
Program Length: From 1 to 8 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: On-site shared volunteer quarters
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 17 years or older, an open mind to new adventures.
Meet and greet airport arrival transfer in Belize City. Orientation and project briefing with ABV staff. On-site accommodations: shared bedroom and indoor shower/bath. Three meals per day included, 7 days a week. Support and supervision throughout the program. Departure transfer at the end of the program.
- Setting Description:
- Education Program:
The Care Center has a nursery school for their children, as well as serves the local children of the community. Educational classes are provided daily to about 40 children ranging from 3yrs-6yrs old. The children are curious, friendly and will welcome you with open arms.
The teachers and staff focus on working with each child to develop confidence, independence and a desire to learn. Children 'learn through doing' and work in an environment of mutual respect and co-operation which aims for the development of the whole child. Teaching assistance are needed since there is a shortage of paid staff. More and more children have been arriving each year since the school opened in 2006. Volunteer tasks include teaching English, reading story books, creating fun educational games, accompanying the children during possible field trips and helping the local staff in any means possible. Teaching experience is not necessary, but a pro-active spirit is required.
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