Fundación Brethren y Unida

The FBU is a non-profit NGO that works in rural community development, focusing on the formulation of forestation and alternative technology programs, technical training of agro ecology, environmental education, local resource management and volunteer work.

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!

Agriculture in Kisii

agricultural tools

The Kisii Agriculture program is designed for those who enjoy the more physical aspect of volunteering and want to get their “hands dirty”.

The main aim of this program is to address the difficulties facing our orphanage programs in terms of food for the children. By assisting the orphanages with developing and expanding agriculture programs, it assists these institutions in providing... 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!

Your Volunteer Vacation Timeline

By: Sarah Vandenberg

When choosing a volunteer vacation, you’ll find that most organizations ask you to submit your application several months in advance, and make your first deposit six weeks before your departure date.They’ll need time to arrange:Your itinerary, so they can schedule airport pickup and drop-off;Your housing, as many organizations have limited accommodations; andThe work you’ll... read more!