NGO Panama Oeste, Panama

4.5
(13 reviews)13

Ven a ayudar mujeres en su autonomía personal y la mejora de su inclusión social ;)

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with the locals
8 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

6h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.

Amount

US$ 15

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Materials for volunteer activities
  • Donation to project

Description

Los voluntarios deben contribuir con $15 diarios. Este monto se destina a cubrir los costos de alojamiento y los gastos administrativos del proyecto.

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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Name
Finca Ganadito will offer you a volunteering certificate.
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Availability

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

The Experience

Objetivos - Dar apoyo emocional y formativo a la mujeres en riesgo o situación de exclusión social para el desarrollo de su autonomía personal y la mejora de su inclusión social. - Fomentar la autoestima, el autoconocimiento, la confianza y otros aspectos personales. - Mejorar la empleabilidad de las mujeres. Se le proporcionará más información al estar en el proyecto. La programación que haga el voluntario no debe restar las horas mínimas.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate Spanish or Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Travel insurance

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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13 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

NGO

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Meeting locals
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Developing social awareness
  • 7 Creating true social impact
  • 7 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Practicing Spanish

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 4. Quality education
  • 1 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 1 10. Reduced inequalities

Denmark

2

I had a mixed experience at La Escelita: I had a great time with the other volunteers and liked working with the lovely community of Chame. Still there are some things I would have liked to known before going. 1)The organization sees the 20 hours of volunteering per week as a minimum, you work more. 2)There is a baby staying in the house. The way she is disciplined is a culture shock. 3)The 'women's project' is more structured around the volunteers skills, rather than the needs of the community. There are no guidelines for working with the vulnerable women(fx.victims of abuse)

11 months ago


Evelin replied

¡Hola! En primer lugar, quiero agradecerte por tu apoyo y dedicación durante tu tiempo como voluntaria en nuestro proyecto en Chame. Nos alegra saber que disfrutaste de tu experiencia junto a los demás voluntarios y la comunidad.

Aprovecho este espacio para abordar tus inquietudes, ya que considero que es importante aclarar algunos puntos:

- Horas de colaboración: En la plataforma, indicamos un mínimo de horas de colaboración para las actividades en la casa del voluntario y en las escuelas, como cuentacuentos o clases de repaso escolar. Estas horas son necesarias para brindar apoyo a las diversas actividades del proyecto. Sin embargo, entendemos que las necesidades pueden variar, y siempre estamos abiertos a adaptarnos según las circunstancias.

- Niños y crianza: En nuestra casa, contamos con la presencia de una niña de 2 años. Como parte de su proceso de desarrollo, exploración y aprendizaje, le brindamos amor y la enseñamos de la mejor manera posible. Es importante destacar que la forma en que se corrige a los niños puede variar culturalmente, y respetamos las prácticas culturales locales. Sin embargo, quiero enfatizar que si en algún momento se evidencia algún tipo de maltrato, tomaremos las medidas necesarias de acuerdo con la ley.

- Trabajo con mujeres: En nuestro proyecto, asignamos voluntarios según sus habilidades y conocimientos para trabajar con mujeres y jóvenes. Sin embargo, para ciertos aspectos que requieren atención psicológica, terapias u otros servicios especializados, contamos con profesionales capacitados. Es importante que los voluntarios trabajen dentro de sus capacidades y que los casos más complejos sean manejados por personal cualificado.

Valoramos y apreciamos tus comentarios, ya que nos ayudan a mejorar constantemente. Sin embargo, es fundamental recordar que el voluntariado en un país con diferentes culturas y costumbres requiere flexibilidad y capacidad de adaptación.

Agradecemos nuevamente tu apoyo y te animamos a compartir cualquier otra inquietud o sugerencia que puedas tener. Seguimos comprometidos en mejorar nuestra labor día a día y en brindar una experiencia de voluntariado enriquecedora para todos.

Spain

4

My experience in the organization was overall really good! The kids are amazing and i learned a lot. Also, i had a great time with the other volunteers. Regarding the work time, in the platform said it was 20 h/week, however, the host expressed that she expects 20h/week minimum, so this should be more clear as some volunteers may have other expectations. The organisation and goals were sometimes unclear. In the house there is a family with a super nice baby which was nice, however, some cultural differences (most of them regarding the way of approaching the baby) could be culturally shocking.

11 months ago

United States

5

The organization volunteer experience was a fantastic experience. There was a lot of different activities to do throughout each day. The impact that we created for different families in the community could be seen each and every day. Evelyn is always caring and works with each volunteer to assign tasks that are best suited for their skillsets. There was ample time during weekends to take trips across Panama, and Evelyn was very knowledgeable in terms of recommendations. I highly recommend this opportunity to anybody traveling through Panama.

almost 2 years ago

United Kingdom

4

Arriving in Panama for my first volunteering experience I had no idea what to expect. However I was quickly welcomed into a friendly volunteering house and shown the ropes! It is close to supermarkets and some local attractions. I would definitely recommend a visit to the 'Las Cajones', San Blas Islands and the Valle de Anton. All in all this was an incredible experience and I hope to be back in years to come. One thing I wish I did differently was coming with a slightly better base of Spanish, however I managed and my Spanish quickly improved.

almost 2 years ago

Spain

5

Me encanto la experiencia. Evelin y Mirna me hicieron sentir como en casa y estuve muy a gusto conviviendo con ellas. En todo momento Evelin me ayudó ante cualquier duda y tuve muy buena acogida desde el principio. Participé en el proyecto de escuela y me gustó mucho, todos amables conmigo y aprendí mucho. Evelin tiene un proyecto muy bonito, se implica mucho con la comunidad y así lo transmite a los voluntarios. Chame es un pueblo muy tranquilo y seguro y en los días libres hay lugares bonitos donde ir. Gracias por la experiencia y por los días tan buenos que pasamos. Recomiendo 100%

25 days ago

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