1. Complete our Volunteer Application Form

Fill out the application form. After receiving this we will assess your suitability and confirm your placement. A Skype interview will be require just to confirm that you are an English speaker.

Fill out the volunteer application form

2. Volunteer placement information on approval

We will email you a pre-arrival kit on information on your volunteer placement and details on how to make your program fee payment.

3. Payment of programme fee

You have to pay a reservation fee – which is 20% of the total amount – within 1 week after you have been accepted. The reservation fee ought to be paid via online transfer. When making the reservation, an invoice containing instructions on how to complete your payment will be sent to you via email, after which your reservation will be confirmed.

Online payment fee (an international money transfer fee) is 5% and will be added to the reservation fee.

Most common credit cards are accepted for the online payment, and you will get a confirmation when the payment has been received.

Please note that the reservation fee is non-refundable in case you decide to cancel your stay.

As for the remaining amount (80% of the payment), you pay it one month before your starting date.  The payment can be made via online transfer.

Bank transfer

4. Send us your traveling information

Once you have made your traveling arrangements you should email your time of arrival into Tocumen International Airport and we will confirm your driver pickup.

Visa information for Panama

5. Read and accept our terms and conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions of TeachPTY carefully before submitting your online booking form. By clicking on the box besides the words ‘I have read and agree to the TeachPTY legal terms and conditions’ in the online booking application form, you agree to the following terms and conditions without any exemption.

  • Age Requirement: 18 years to 35 years.
  • Language: A good knowledge of the English language and clear conversational skills.
  • Volunteering Experience: Not required, however previous experience with teaching children is an advantage.
  • Volunteer Program Fees: Payment needs to be made before the volunteer starts his or her volunteering period. If a volunteer decides to leave their placement for any reason prior to the date specified, no refunds can be made.
  • A volunteer can provide their own accommodation during their volunteering placement, but your Program Fee will not be reduced.
  • A Participant Agreement and Liability Waiver for Adventure Tours TEACHPTY is required to be signed by each volunteer during their Program Orientation. A copy will be provided in their pre-arrival kit emailed to each confirmed volunteer before their arrival.
  • Insurance: Volunteers must purchase International Travel Insurance before their arrival into Panama.
  • The volunteer must comply with the laws of customs and immigration of the Republic of Panama.
  • Due diligence: A Passport copy and police record must be provided.

Read our terms and conditions