EcuaSwiss Foundation

Ecuador Swiss Exchange is an non-profit Organisation that is promoting the exchange between Ecuador and the World with Study Abroad Programs, with Tours, Activities to Travel around Ecuador and Projects with local Communities form the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes and the Coast of Ecuador to work with them and support them ! The... click to read more!

Volunteer Opportunities Abroad (Cusco Peru and La Antigua Guatemala)

Volunteer Teaching English

Volunteer in Latin America

Thousands of volunteers have trusted Maximo Nivel’s with their travel and volunteer aspirations. Our volunteer programs and gap year experiences take place in Cusco, Peru; and La Antigua, Guatemala, plus programs in the Sacred Valley and Puerto Maldonado (Peru), and Guatemala City (Guatemala). Experience experience new cultures while helping... 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!

I’m a student volunteer! 5 reasons why volunteering is especially cool when you’re young.

5 reasons to volunteer as a student

By: Marylin Ryder

People volunteer for many different reasons, especially wanting to help others in difficult times, or when they have experienced something themselves and this knowledge could be useful for those in same situation. But it is also OK to want volunteer for self developing and personal education.  “Volunteer is not a job, nor a hobby, it is a calling.”  - Helen Keller Being... read more!

Chasing Earthquakes

Kathmandu Cargo on Tarmac

By: Anil Menon, M.D.

10 minutes after landing in Bagdogra, Anna (my fiance) and I found the airport to be gently swaying, moving side to side, almost peacefully, so it didn't raise panic immediately.  We had just arrived 10 minutes earlier and climbed to the second floor of the airport, awaiting our friends and ready to exit.  At first I thought the swaying was because of the wind, blowing the structure... read more!

All About Literacy Volunteering

By: Stephanie Heiken

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.—Frederick DouglassAccording to UNESCO, global illiteracy hovers at approximately 1 billion people, two-thirds of which are women. While acknowledging the correlation between income and illiteracy, in 2012 this statistic has driven countless volunteers to promoting literacy both in the U.S. and abroad. Volunteers and development experts... read more!