We work with children ages 6 to 12 years offering basic English classes and environmental education.
We need volonteers who like to work with children. Teaching english is the main goal. Giving insight into environmental topics is very welcome as well. Nurses are needed to support our health center.
Spanish skills are not required for teaching english. Support of our staff members can be given.
Aldea La Candelaria is located 8 kilometers from Monterrico Nature Reserve on the Pacific Coast. The Channel of Chiquimulilla is situated close to the north side of Candelaria. Volunteers have the opportunity to live with a local family for $65 US. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as access to a private room, basic amenities, hammocks, and garden with local fruits. There are opportunities to participate in family and community activities to learn more about the culture, such as fishing in the canal and scouting for sea turtles on the beach. Another accommodation option includes a hotel in Monterrico Nature Reserve (8 kms).
In Candelaria volunteers will have access to a supermarket where you will be able to purchase different products, health centre, pharmacy, gas station, library, and schools (primary, basic and diversified)
There are no fees. Volonteers have to pay for their stay in hotels, bungalows or guest family. Hotel costs are about 5 US$ (dorms) up to 20 US$ per night. A family stay will cost about 65 US$ per week which includes 3 meals a day.
Learning books (english - spanish), story books for children easily understandable, writing material (pencils, crayon), USB sticks, jigsaws, simple cotton bags (there are so many plastic bags used)