Maximo Nivel

Maximo Nivel oofers programs in three of the most beautiful and biodiverse countries in the world--Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.  In 2003, Maximo Nivel was founded in Cusco, Peru as a high-quality educational institute with an emphasis on teaching expertise.  Since then, Maximo Nivel has grown into a leading social enterprise in the Americas... click to read more!

Teaching English

Teaching English in Guatemala

Teach English in Latin America!

Volunteers work with either adults or children who come from low income families and cannot afford to study English at a private institute.  Placements depend upon need and availability, but volunteers can expect to placed in schools, community centers, orphanages, or homes for the elderly.

Work varies from project to project, but volunteers can... click to read more!

San José Children's Hospital

San José Children's Hospital

The Children´s Hospital is one of the largest and most specialized hospitals for children in Latin America. Built by the Rotary Club of San José, it is one of the most prestigious and professional institutions in its work and facilities.

The volunteers help the ladies in charge in all the tasks needed for the daily support of ill children, while leaving all medical and other official... click to read more!

Show Me a Peace Corps Volunteer

Hannah Harrison

By: Hannah Harrison

Show me a Peace Corps volunteer and I'll show you people of all colors, ages, and creeds. I'll show you men and women and people who are sitting in between. I'll show you daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, all of whom have left those families to find new ones across the world. Show me a Peace Corps volunteer and I'll show you someone who knows illness, misery, cold,... read more!

Politics and People

Orlan Space suit

By: Anil Menon, M.D.

I've been working with Russians over the past year and the most difficulty I have had with the experience is learning the Russian language.  Though I have spent much of my life studying and should be able to learn effectively at this point; I honestly don't think I have ever encountered anything as hard as learning Russian.  Every other aspect has been much easier - living outside of... read more!

Seven Christmas Gifts For The Needy Volunteer Traveler

By: Brittany Edwardes

Christmas for a volunteer can be tough—especially if you’re about to leave on a major trip abroad. It’s likely that you want to pack light, and you might have a hard time explaining to friends and family what exactly you can take along on your trip. As someone who’s volunteered abroad and is about to leave on a trip myself, here is my handy-dandy guide for the needy... read more!