Humana People to People Belize (HPPB)
What We Need
HPPB's projects focus on one or more thematic areas: Community Development, Sustainable agriculture, and environment, Health and Education. Volunteers will be part of the implementation of different projects active in the community where they live.
For the most part, volunteers will work with students, women and farmer groups.
When & Who
What we Provide
Volunteers live and work in villages where projects are being implemented.
As other villagers, volunteers will live together in small houses that are usually built with traditional materials (made of wood and thatched roofs) and have basic furniture.
Daily fees provide volunteers with housing with basic furniture plus bus-fare refunds and work materials to carry out approved project activities. NOTE: Volunteers are responsible for food, leisure, visa, and health-related expenses, during their stay.
More Services we Offer
Other Ways to Help
Workshop materials are always welcomed as well as supplies to do small income-generating activities with youth and women groups.
Additional Info about Us
HPPB's staff is either implementing or monitoring development projects.
Weather is warm throughout the year, bring clothing for hot weather and the outdoors as well as mosquito protection.
Volunteers need to have their own health insurance and/or pay for medical attention.
Consumption of drugs/alcohol and intimate/sexual relationships with community members is not allowed during the volunteer service. Non-compliance with these restrictions and lack of active participation in the project activities can lead to the termination of the volunteering agreement.
Volunteers are required to buy and cook their own food, during their stay.
Activities change slightly during summer vacation in July and August when summer camps for children and youth are implemented.
HPPB has experience working with local and international volunteers. Since 2010, every year 2 to 6 international volunteers immerse themselves in Belizean communities and actively collaborate in the implementation of HPPB’s projects.
On average we collaborate with 3 to 4 local volunteers in each community. Local volunteers are usually project beneficiaries that are passionate about development and possess the traits of leaders and activists.