Visiting and Volunteering

The children of Casa Hogar attend school Monday through Friday and follow a schedule throughout the day.  Many of them stay with extended family members on the weekends and over school holidays. In their free time,they love having visitors who will throw a ball, play a game or share a hug.  Most of these children come from difficult family situations and cherish the attention and kindness of visitors.  The children primarily speak Spanish but don’t let the language barrier stop you – a smile translates into any language!

 

If you would like to visit or volunteer at Manos de Amor please contact us first at manosdeamorbucerias@gmail.com

Here are just a few of the things you can volunteer for:

  • Helping with homework or English lessons
  • Interacting with children by reading to them in Spanish or English
  • Helping with the laundry.  We have a lot of kids and lots of dirty laundry every day!
  • Organizing the clothes cupboards
  • Painting touch-ups, simple plumbing and electric fixes
  • Yard work and general maintenance
  • Planning a pizza party for the kids,  grilling some hot dogs or hamburgers—they love special lunch or dinner parties
  • Assisting with arts and craft projects—all kids love those
  • Planning a field trip to the beach or a movie for the whole group.  We will help you get other volunteers to assist.
  • Giving some hugs, pats on the heads and smiles—all the kids benefit from those loving gestures.

 

KEEP IN MIND THE AGES OF THE CHILDREN AT MANOS DE AMOR WOULD BE 2 YEARS – 14 YEARS OLD BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, SPONSORING AN EVENT OR PARTY FOR THE KIDS? 

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FAIR WARNING!  Once you’re in the doors of Casa Hogar, you just might not be able to leave – Have fun!