Fundacion Ayudando a Vivir

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Fundacion Ayudando a Vivir works in conjuntion with Alcance Positivo to engage youth and build community partnerships to create opportunities for youth to be resources in helping to promote safe and healthy communities.

Ayudando and Alcance support a network of 22 youth outreach centers in Panama Metro, Colon, San Miguelito, Panama Oeste, and the Darien that provide youth with computer training, English, tutoring, sports/culture, job and life skills training. Alcance is a program funded by the US Agency for International Development. Our partners that run the Youth Outreach Centers are dynamic community-based organizations. Our methodology is based on a model of violence prevention and youth development that has evolved with our work not only in Panama but also in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

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Outreach centers are run by community-based organizations that focus on providing youth with six key skills (English, computers, life skills, sports, job training, volunteering).

Students, families, gap year travelers, professionals, and retirees are all welcome to participate in these projects.

Currently, all of our volunteer pilot projects in Panama take place at one of the urban or peri-urban outreach centers.

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Intermediate to Advanced Spanish.
    • Able to stay at least one month.
    • Active and capable of working in warm weather.
    • Physically capable of bending, lifting, and other light to moderate physical activity.
    • Capable of acting as good role models for working with youth.
Types of Programs:
Organization Type:
NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)