Do you want to experience on the most popular tourist destinations on the globe, while also making a difference? Then volunteer in Panama and experience the pristine nature of this country and its friendly people.
Panama is known worldwide for its famous Canal but many don’t know about Panama’s abundant beaches, mountains, and tropical rainforest. Panama is an ecological paradise full of opportunities to explore. When you volunteer in Panama you will have the chance to experience the plentiful natural wonders of this small but vibrant nations. Panama also has a rich history and interesting urban dynamic. Volunteering in Panama will take you from the streets of Panama City to the green canopies of the rainforests.
Panama has become a popular destination for many expatriates. There are thousands who have relocated to Panama and prefer it to Ecuador and Costa Rica because of the affordability and nature. Panama is also known as one of the safest countries in Central America. While there are many reasons that make Panama such a wonderful country, there are also prevalent issues of poverty. There is a great need in this nation to alleviate the struggles of the underprivileged. If you choose to volunteer in Panama, you will have the chance of a lifetime to both experience this beautiful nation and also make a difference in the world.
Contact us now to find out more about Panama and how you can start your journey!
RCDP Panama volunteer Program starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.
When you join our program, we will make sure that your money goes to the projects and host families. Part of your fees also helps us to cover our expenses. The program fee is divided in as registration fee ($259) and weekly fee for room, food, coordination, and project donation.
Weekly fee is divided between room/3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffs (50%). This allocation may be different depending up on location, project type etc. However, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Please find below the breakdown of cost in a weekly basis.
The weekly Fee Does Not Include:Airfare, daily transportation, Visa and Visa extension fee, Airport drop, airport taxes, any personal expenses on food and travel, Mineral water and soft drinks, Gifts to project staffs and host family, Laundry, Telephone, Immunization
In Panama, volunteers who are participating in the orphanage will stay at an on-site hostel. You will be sharing your room in the hostel with other volunteers. Volunteers who participate in the other projects will be accommodated with a host family. Host families are well screened and respected. They will provide a safe and clean place to stay. When you stay with a host family you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish and learn about the local culture. If you stay in a hostel, you will have the opportunity to meet other adventurous travelers.
In both the hostel and with the host family, you will enjoy 3 meals per day. Host families offer shared bathroom facilities with running water and a “western” style toilet. Volunteers have the ability to do laundry at the house or the host family may offer to do it for you for a nominal extra fee. If you will be out of the house during lunch hour, you can request a lunch "to go" that you can take with you or eat out on your own. Host families provide typical meals that are traditional to Panama. It is recommended that volunteers bring their own toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, soap, bath towel, pillow, and sheets.
Throughout the volunteer project, our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-face visits or via email/telephone. With longer placements, we visit our volunteers every two to four weeks (when possible).