Hike for Humanity Team #PAN624H4H9

COUNTRY: Panama

ARRIVAL: June 24, 2017
DEPARTURE: July 2, 2017
DURATION: 9 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Panama City
DEPARTURE CITY: Panama City
COST: $1695

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in rural areas. Volunteers will work primarily with poor and indigenous people. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Hike for Humanity Teams

A fusion of humanitarian fervor and outdoor enthusiasm, ISL’s Hike for Humanity program offers a unique adventure, sending volunteer teams to assist those in greatest need by reaching out to villages farthest from urban advantages. H4H teams bring essential global health, education, ecology, and community enrichment services to the rural underserved, while providing hikers with an incomparable outdoor experience and the personal satisfaction of being involved in meaningful service.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to traverse the jungle, encounter amazing wildlife, learn about other cultures, and serve remote communities.


Panama

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. With access to two different oceans, and containing mountains, a vast rainforest, the modern metropolis of Panama City and the Panama Canal, there is a lot to do and see. Added to Panama’s incredible geographical diversity is an intriguing contrast of cultures. Panama contains a rich array of cultures ranging from indigenous and Latino to peoples of African, Asian, and European descent.


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, most meals, safe drinking water, professional project guidance, instruction, and supplies, cultural tours, dance class, and basic recreation.

What to Bring

Project supplies and donations of vitamins and oral health supplies welcomed. Volunteers will need to bring a sleeping bag and mat, backpack, mess kit, canteen, insect repellent, energy snacks, and biodegradable soap and shampoo for the hike and funds sufficient to cover approximately one meal per day, premium recreation, and personal spending for time in the city, as well as airport departure tax.

For the global health project, volunteers will also need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, and donations of medications and medical supplies (optional)

Meet the Staff

Karol Gomez Assistant Team Leader Panama
Karol Gomez
Assistant Team Leader

Karol is an enthusiastic and energetic assistant team leader, who is also ISL-Panama’s Salsa teacher. She is an English language graduate.

Yarelis Gonzalez Assistant Team Leader Panama
Yarelis Gonzalez
Assistant Team Leader

Yarelis began working with ISL as a volunteer in her home town of Rio Sereno, near the border of Panama and Costa Rica. As an English language graduate, she is a very enthusiastic translator and assistant team leader.

Edwin Tenorio Assistant Team Leader Panama
Edwin Tenorio
Assistant Team Leader

Edwin comes from a “campesino” family in the country. He began working with ISL as a volunteer after he graduated from high school. Now, as an assistant team leader, he enjoys practicing his fluent English with ISL volunteers and says he likes all the games they teach him!

Jose Amet Caballero Team Leader Panama
Jose Amet Caballero
Team Leader

Jose is a musician, tour guide and chef; he also has great compassion for his people in Panama. He loves working for ISL and enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of Panama history and culture with ISL volunteers.

Soleid Del Cid Team Leader Panama
Soleid Del Cid
Team Leader

Soleid recently became a first-time mother who understands now more than ever, the importance of bringing help to the children and moms of her community.

Plinio Montenegro Team Leader Panama
Plinio Montenegro
Team Leader

Plinio is an extreme adventurer. As ISL’s Hike for Humanity Team Leader, he knows the back country and the “campesinos and indigenous” people and their needs. When not with ISL teams, Plinio works in the tourism industry.

Antonio Singh
Antonio Singh
Country Coordinator

Antonio Singh has been an enthusiastic community volunteer since he was a teenager. He considers working with ISL “a great opportunity” to further his passion to help the needy. He also enjoys watching ISL volunteers grow into professionals who share his passion.

Activity Information

Project supplies and donations of vitamins and oral health supplies welcomed. Volunteers will need to bring a sleeping bag and mat, backpack, mess kit, canteen, insect repellent, energy snacks, and biodegradable soap and shampoo for the hike and funds sufficient to cover approximately one meal per day, premium recreation, and personal spending for time in the city, as well as airport departure tax.

For the global health project, volunteers will also need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, and donations of medications and medical supplies (optional)