Volunteering in Honduras

Choose from a selection of programs in and around La Ceiba, Honduras. The programs are based at La Ceiba, a port town in the Atlántida region of Honduras, located in the north coast of Honduras on the Caribbean Sea. These programs include education, childcare, medicine, nursing or dentistry. Immerse yourself in the culture and give back in one of these rewarding programs.

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What to Expect?

Participants are accommodated throughout their stay with a host family. The family is typically located in the same area as the programs. They provide the volunteer with a private room and private bathroom, three meals per day and companionship, including many opportunities for the volunteer to practise his or her constantly improving Spanish.

Honduran cuisine offers a distinctive blend of influences, most strikingly Spanish, African and the typical cooking of the indigenous people. Its trademark ingredient is coconut. With so much coastline, fried fish is naturally enough a great favourite fried, as are various types of roast meat, chicken served with rice, assorted seafood and stuffed tortillas made from maize and known as tamales. Fruit is used in a range of dishes, put into cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and simply eaten on its own. Such exotic specimens as papaya, pineapple and passion fruit are abundant. Breakfast is often a hearty meal which can consist of refried beans, olancho cheese, plantains, avocados, chorizo and tortillas.

Most traditional of all, and touted as being Honduras' national dish, is Carneada, a great excuse for a social gathering, as it takes the form of a barbecue. Centre stage is beef which has been marinated in spices and orange juice. The sauce that is served with it is also typical. Named chimol sauce, it is a tangy concoction based on onions, tomatoes and coriander.

Much of the food cooked at home and also available from street vendors strongly resembles Mexican food, with enchiladas among the favourites.

For more detailed program descriptions, please visit the organization's website.

  • Program ID: # 2275
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Moderately Fit
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    La Ceiba (LCE)
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Teach Overseas
    Women's & Youth Programs
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