WHO WE ARE
Unexpected Moments of Magic Panama is a grassroots volunteer organisation which connects volunteers from all around the world with a large variety of volunteer activities in Panama.
The aim of Moments of Magic Panama is to improve the world by improving ourselves. Through serving others, we learn to be selfless and grateful. By donating resources, we learn to be benevolent and generous. By experiencing another culture, we open our hearts and eyes to new ideas and ways of being human. By working with people in challenging situations, we gain a new perspective on things we may be taking for granted in our own life. Putting ourselves outside our comfort zone teaches us to overcome our fears. By challenging ourselves to do something different, we build confidence in ourselves and in our abilities to fulfil our hopes and dreams.
Throughout the self-development process, volunteers get the opportunity to brighten a child’s
day and put a smile on their face. To teach an eager student something new by sharing knowledge with them. To connect with someone of a different culture, helping us to realize that we are one. To learn new ways of communicating while learning another language. To help a child to forget for a moment that they have cancer. To hold a motherless baby. To be there for someone in the good times and the bad. To lead and be an example for others. And most importantly, to empower them to fulfil their dreams and goals.
Unexpected Moments of Magic values the truly rewarding experience of working with individuals and groups from all walks of life. We have worked with over 2500 volunteers from 24 countries of all ages and backgrounds. Unexpected Moments of Magic is a trans-religious organisation. We work with people with disabilities, both as volunteers and within the community of Boquete.