Volunteer in Latin America with NPH (Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos)

Cause Areas


Mon Jan 15, 2018 - Fri Feb 15, 2019


Calle Nacional 44Col. Sta. Maria AhuacatitlanCuernavaca, MX
Christina in Honduras


Do you love children? Are you interested in serving in Latin America for a year? NPH USA helps screen, place and support volunteers who serve for a year or more in one of the nine homes of Nuestros Peque?os Hermanos (NPH): Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For the last 60 years Nuestros Peque?os Hermanos has provided a loving home to orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children. Children are not up for adoption, but live in a family environment where they receive love, education, health care, and life skills.

Volunteers must commit for a year, and have a job on site during the day. Most volunteers work in education, administration and health care. In addition to their job, volunteers spend time with a group of children each evening. Volunteers live in community with other international volunteers from around the world.

NPH provides room and board, a modest stipend, and access to limited health care. NPH USA provides a stipend that covers most of the volunteers’ health insurance. Volunteers must pay for their flights to and from the countries where they serve. NPH USA pays for health insurance that covers volunteers while they are abroad.

Most of the homes accept volunteers to begin in either July or January, and it is best to apply 6-9 months in advance of the start date. We have a July 1 deadline for January applications, and a January 1 deadline for July applications. We accept applications after those deadlines, but we like to receive them all by the same date if possible. Please apply even if the deadline has passed.

To learn more and apply, visit the www.nph.org website. For questions, contact Vicky Medley, International Volunteer Coordinator at 503.741.8111 or volunteers@nphusa.org


  • Youth Services
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • At least one year.
  • Must be in good health, able to commit for a year, 21 years old

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