Making a Difference
All our volunteering projects are hand-picked and selected because these are the ones that need help the most and at the same time offer you a possibly life-changing experience. Our personal knowledge and understanding of each of these projects ensure a perfect fit and an incomparable experience for all participants. Encounter My Way specializes in affordable volunteer projects, personally chosen and/or established by our team members.
Among our projects you can chose from: working with children, sports development, education, conservation, and wild life rescue programs. Most of our programs can be combined with language learning and home stays for an even more in-depth experience.
Beside volunteering and language you can also contact us for more information on school and student group travel.
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean.
Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
– David Mitchell
Help pave the way to brighter futures, create opportunities and build bridges between communities in Latin America, volunteering with social projects that inspire hope all over the continent. Help kit adults out with English and professional skills, teach orphaned street kids, build community eco-gardens in urban centres and help spark social change in the favelas of Rio. Whether you choose to work with an isolated jungle community in Colombia or lend a hand in the poorer barrios of Buenos Aires, you’ll be making a difference where it really matters.
Volunteering with community project in Latin America is something inspiring, challenging and often heartbreaking. You’ll learn as much as you teach, meet incredible people from all walks of life and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of the hurdles faced by families and kids all across the continent. All of our projects are run by passionate individuals with big hearts and little (or no) outside funding. Without volunteers like you, they would simply not survive, so every second of your time will be appreciated. You’ll come home wiser, stronger and full of love for Latin America.
Latin America is home to a mind-boggling variety of colourful and beautiful wildlife, from tiny hummingbirds to sea turtles, rainbow toucans, sloths and monkeys. From the treetops to the waves, you’ll find seriously fabulous creatures of all shapes and sizes. However, life isn’t always simple for these native animals. Many suffer the side-effects of human development, getting caught up in telephone wires, hit by cars or attacked by street dogs. Others are confiscated by government bodies after poachers attempt to smuggle them across borders – and fail.
Volunteering in Latin America, you’ll lend a hand to keep the incredible wildlife alive and kicking. You’ll work with projects founded by incredible individuals passionate about protecting animals. Operating without any government funding, these projects struggle for money every month, so your time and your money will make a real difference. You can nurse rescued and orphaned primates back to health, help release animals into their natural habitat once they have recovered, patrol isolated tropical beaches to protect the native sea turtles and learn all about conservation across the continent.
Student Group Tours
We develop educational trips and student group tours throughout Latin America, we take your goals and wishes, and tailor an experience to match. Our providers and guides are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, and what students will experience and gain from their time abroad in another culture will open their eyes and reinforce their path in life. Whether it is a cultural immersion program, community service, or adventure round trips – we work with you to design a custom itinerary that supports your educational objectives.
Encounter My Way handles all trip logistics including air, accommodation (incl. home stays), ground transport, engaging activities and excursions, volunteering, visiting local schools and universities, qualified speakers, and service learning projects.