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Becoming a volunteer in South America is an exciting and rewarding experience that will change your life. Prepare before you travel by researching each of the Latin American countries that you are interested in doing volunteer work in. Some specialize in certain types of volunteer jobs more so than others so it is important to be informed.

Volunteer Work at a Clinic for Disabled Children

Thursday October 31, 2013 - Posted by
Volunteer work at Clinic

In January/February 2011 I worked at a clinic for mentally and physical disabled children. In my first weeks I took care of the patients (which I now call friends) by brushing their teeth, changing their clothes, entertaining or feeding them. As most of them suffer from severe handicaps I was really unsure if I was going to handle my work well. After my first day of work I realized that I really did not have any “problems” working with the kids; I did not even see their disabilities any longer. We really had the same goal: being happy and laughing as much as we could. Their joy struck me and opened my eyes and attitude towards certain issues.

31 Oct

¡Prepárate para tu voluntariado en Latin America!

Friday October 04, 2013 - Posted by
Volunteer Work in Latin America

Si has decidido profundizar en las opciones para hacer trabajo voluntario en América Latina, esta es una gran oportunidad para devolverte en las sociedades latinoamericanas locales donde viajarás.

Es importante, sin embargo, que te des cuenta que requieres un poco de preparación y, una vez allí, un poco de esfuerzo y dedicación para sacar el máximo provecho de tu experiencia en el voluntariado.

Hemos preparado una serie de consejos importantes con los cuales te podrás prepara para el trabajo voluntario en América Latina.

  • Se realista sobre lo que puedes lograr. No serás capaz de mover el mundo, pero muchos voluntarios en diferentes proyectos y diferentes países andinos, son capaces de hacer la diferencia. ¡La actitud es muy importante!
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04 Oct

How to prepare for volunteer work in Latin America

Friday October 04, 2013 - Posted by
Volunteer Work in Latin America

If you have decided to look further into options to do Volunteer Work in Latin America, this is a great opportunity to give back to the local Latinamerican societies where you are travelling.

It’s important, however, you realize it does require a bit of preparation and, once you are there, a bit of effort  and dedication to make the most our of your volunteer experience.

We have prepared a few important tips to prepare for Volunteer Work in Latin America  for you that might help you.

  • Be realistic about what you can achieve. You won’t be able to move the world. But many different volunteers at different projects and in  countries, are able to make a difference. You’re attitude is extremely important.
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04 Oct
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