P.A.W. Animal Sanctuary

P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary and Humane Society was founded nearly a decade ago to control animal population through sterilization, as well as to conduct humane education throughout the island of Caye Caulker, Belize. P.A.W.'s sister program, Caulker Assisting Animals Through Sterilization (C.A.A.T.S.) was founded later to provide... 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!

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Cat Sanctuary Director (Interim)

Volunteer as an interim cat sanctuary director in Belize!

Through this program, you’ll act as the substitute director for the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary while the current director is on leave.

This program lasts at least one month and includes:

  • Caring for the sanctuary’s cats and each of the catteries (click here to read more about the Cat Care program)
  • Volunteer... click to read more!

Summit day on Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

By: Allison Feikes

The hardest goal I have ever set before myself was to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. I had no previous climbing experience, but I saw Kili as an opportunity to achieve greatness. After four days of climbing for eight hours a day, day five started at midnight in order to reach the peak by sunrise. Only the stars in the sky and the snow around us were... read more!

The Yogurt Man Cometh

By: Allison Feikes

Upon the first day of orientation in Ankara, the Fulbright Commission gifted all of the English Teaching Assistants with a book, The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of An American Teacher in Turkey by Kevin Revolinski. I found tremendous comfort in Revolinski’s words. As the craziest and most bizarre stories began happening to me I thought, “How will anyone believe me? Is there anyone who will... read more!

Star City

By: Anil Menon, M.D.

This marks my first blog on the VG website.  I have done some travel blogging in the past for Healthline 2006-2010 about emergency medicine and wilderness medicine experiences (http://www.healthline.com/blogs/emergency_room/) and about Haiti after the Jan 2010 earthquake where I initially worked (http://gazingattheflag.blogspot.com/2010/01/face-of-freedom-dr-anil-menon-oregon.html). I... read more!