Olancho Aid Foundation
Goal of Program
The Olancho Aid Foundation, Inc. is a U.S.-based, 501(c)3 Catholic organization creating a sustainable future for Honduran families in partnership with the Diocese of Juticalpa through faith-based education and service projects. From clean water projects that improve community health to schools that serve children including those with special needs, our team of international volunteers and Hondurans provide hope as we work to transform the future and life of the Olancho community.
Type of Placement
Volunteers serve in a variety of roles within the Foundation. These include direct involvement in our schools, clean water projects or administrative teams in the U.S. and in Honduras. The Foundation offers three types of opportunities: one for older adults with specific skill sets wishing to contribute their time and talent to support our mission, the second for college graduates with a concentration in specific areas, and finally one for Spanish heritage speakers or college graduates with a major in Spanish to support mission teams during the summer months. In 2019-2020 we are seeking individuals with experience in human resources, accounting and financial operations, building management, and the trades as well as recent graduates with a concentration in early childhood education, special education, and photography/visual arts. We provide 8-day mission team experiences throughout the year. Please visit our website for further information.
The Diocese of Juticalpa serves the city of Juticalpa (pop. 129,000) and the surrounding impoverished rural communities that suffer from high unemployment, lack access to clean water, and basic educat
Dates of Service: Volunteer engagements begin in early January (3-5-month terms), June (12-week term) and August (3-5-month terms.) We are open to additional flexibility for individuals who possess
We welcome 2-8 new volunteers during each term of service.
Volunteers must be willing to live in accordance with Christian values and to participate in Catholic retreats and masses. The volunteers are expected to participate in community activities. A basic
A monthly stipend is provided to cover food and personal expenses. All other expenses including international travel medical insurance, housing, a local cell phone, and wireless internet services are
The Foundation provides housing in Juticalpa with easy access to the central square and several fruterias, farmacias and supermercados. Housing is fully furnished, provides kitchen facilities, indoor
Volunteers are required to attend orientation before beginning service, in which they will learn about the Foundation and Dioceses, policies, cultural differences, safety precautions, school procedure
Volunteer and Mission Team applications are accepted throughout the year. We strongly encourage those seeking January and August terms of service to apply at least 3 months prior to the start dates.
PO Box 15
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: 781 423-3701
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