Volunteer Agencies Using Spanish Speakers
AFS Community Service Program
AFS Community Service Program participants volunteer with local organizations that address community needs such as helping street children lead healthier lives or developing training programs with human rights workers. Participants live with a host family and can receive language training.
American Jewish World Service
The AJWS responds to humanitarian disasters around the world by providing desperately needed emergency relief and helping to fund long-term reconstruction. Countries service include Nicaragua and Honduras.
Amigos de las Américas
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) creates opportunities for young people to excel in leadership roles promoting public health, education and community development. The organization works in almost all countries of Latin America.
Organization uses volunteers for relief work and intercultural programs in Peru and Cuba.
Earthwatch invites members of the general public to join scientific, cultural and research expeditions in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Spain and Venezuela.
Global Service Corps
The Global Service Corps provides cross-cultural learning and community service adventures for adults in Costa Rica. Short-term (two to four weeks), long-term (two to six months), and student internship programs are available.
At the request of local leaders and indigenous host organizations, Global Volunteers sends teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects identified by the community as important to its long-term development. Countries served include Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico.
Habitat for Humanity International
This ecumenical Christian organization builds homes throughout the world. Recipients purchase the homes at low cost and without having to pay interest. The group welcomes volunteers for short terms in Latin America and elsewhere.
Health Volunteers Overseas
Program places doctors, nurses and other health professionals in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other places in the developing world.
International Partnership for Service Learning
This organization combines classroom learning, academic credit and the opportunity for service in countries throughout the world, including Ecuador and Mexico.
International Volunteer Programs Association
Search engine can find numerous types of volunteer positions throughout the word.
Established by U.S. President John Kennedy in 1961, the Peace Corps currently has more than 7,000 volunteers. The typical volunteer is in his or her 20s and has a college degree, although older volunteers are welcome to apply.
Religious Youth Service
Interfaith organization places teens and young adults in short-term service programs worldwide. Programs also provide the opportunity to learn about other religions.
Visions in Action
Visions in Action is an international nonprofit organization offering 6- and 12-month volunteer positions in Mexico. Positions are available with nonprofit development organizations, research institutes, health clinics, community groups, and news organizations.
Volunteers for Peace
This organization typically places volunteers in short-term, low-cost work camps, most of them lasting two weeks, sometimes longer. Countries served include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Spain.
WorldTeach is a nonprofit organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. It provides opportunities for individuals to live and work as volunteer teachers in developing countries. Countries served include Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras.