Finding volunteer work with street children in Latin America is not as easy as anyone would like it to be, so please don't expect a simple process. Even so, these pages will walk you through the process of finding an organization, arranging a volunteer placement, and preparing yourself for what will surely be both a rewarding an a difficult time. Most successful volunteers have followed some version of this five step process.
Please click on each step for more information:
- Finding the right program for you
- Contacting the organization
- Waiting... and arranging the details of the trip
- Preparing for volunteer work and for living in Latin America
- Returning home and follow-up
To read about all of the organizations with whom Shine a light collaborates (some of which accept voluteers, while others do not), please click here for a geographical list.
If you can't find a good match with your interests through our website, please write email@example.com with a message that includes your interests and skills, your language ability, and what countries interest you. We will try to find a program that will work for you. You might also give a look through the excellent resources at http://www.volunteeringinfo.org, an organization that specializes in helping to find volunteering opportunities at small NGOs.