Many children in Panama have suffered a childhood of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. This project aims to offer these children positive outlets for their upbringing and a brighter future. Some of these children have found temporary relief at an orphanage and that is where you as a volunteer in Panama can offer your help.
This project focuses on volunteers assisting the needs of the local orphanage where many children call home. Volunteers will act as mentors, teachers, and general support systems for these children. Volunteers will be donating their personal talents and skills to assist these children in living the best life possible. Your role as a volunteer is to offer love and other such resources to keep these children off the streets and help them build a better life.
Although this volunteer project may prove difficult at times, it is also very rewarding. Your desire to help these children in Panama can have the ability to change their lives forever.
No skills are required to volunteer, only the passion to help orphaned children. If you understand Spanish you will be able to communicate better with the children and help them more. If you do not speak Spanish you can talk classes while volunteering. Alternatively, you can learn a few words before coming to volunteer. You must also respect the culture and customs of the orphanage while volunteering. Panama enjoys hot and humid weather all around, so volunteers must adapt to the heat.
As a volunteer in the orphanage project in Panama, you will contribute in the development and growth of young orphaned children. You will help the local staffs as they work with children and directly involve them in various skill-developing activities and teaching English. Your commendable effort, contribution, teaching, love, care and inspiration for these underprivileged children will definitely enhance their knowledge, skill, perception, and experience thereby assisting to make their future successful and radiant. You can also work in gardening and your duties may include, but are not limited to: teaching gardening classes, caring for livestock, supervising both children and adults, and helping with training events.
The orphanage project is located in the small town of Arraijan, which is about 8 miles from the Panama City. Arraijan is a modern town and has all the amenities like ATM machines, restaurants and buses that run every 30 minutes from Panama City to Arraijan. During your free time, you can also visit Panama City and experience its nightlife, or go on excursion elsewhere in Panama.
In general, Panama has a great many opportunities for you to explore. There are thousands of plant and bird species in Panama to observe. Panama City is close to many of our projects and volunteers are encouraged to take a short trip and experience the city. Panama City is the capital and the largest city and is full of history and urban splendors. For those working in projects in Azuero there are awesome sights to see on the Azuero Peninsula. There is Artisan fairs in Las Tablas and many festivals in Herrera. Panama is full of delightful beaches for volunteers to explore and relax during their free time.