Top 10 reasons to choose a volunteering program abroad in Latin America? Nowadays with so many choices and distractions, choosing how to spend your holidays , gap year or free time can be a task in itself. Why not to do something meaningful this time? Volunteer abroad with INLEXCA ,whether it be teaching kids math, planting trees, helping wildlife or at a clinic . Here are our 8 top picks of why you should volunteer abroad in Latin America : 1 Chip in for a better world. By giving your time a the right place you can have a deep impact not only through your work, but through a fresh perspective and new ideas. Everybody has something they are good at, so if you are good at math, music, building or other skills you can share your expertise with people that will appreciate it. By volunteering in Latin America you can have a different experience from giving your time at your home country. 2 Learn Spanish Hola! A very important part of the culture is its language. By volunteering abroad in a Spanish speaking country, naturally you will pick up its language and improve on what you already know. By living surrounded by Spanish speakers you will learn in a whole different way, it’s like being in a class all day without even realizing it! After all Spanish is the 3rd most spoken Language in the world after Mandarin and English. 3 Advance your career Employers look very closely at experience when making a choice to hire, and volunteering looks good on a resume. You can pick your volunteering abroad experience so it matches what what you know and your field of study, so in the end it becomes an experience that is helpful for your career. Smart move! 4 Make new friends Anyone that has been on a volunteering trip can tell you that you that they made long lasting friendships in the process. You will make friends in your project, host family and with volunteers from around the world.
5 Travel and really get to know the culture. Traveling and really getting to know the culture is different than just spending a few days here and there and sticking to touristy sport. By volunteering you will spend more time in the country and interact with more local people that will further enrich your experience. This way you will really get to know the country you are volunteering in and not just see the tourist attractions. 6 Help where you are needed At INLEXCA we pair you up with projects that need your help and where your skills will be used . It’s better for the projects and better for you , as the right person doing the right things will have a good impact in the quality of life of others. 7 It will change your perspective Volunteering in another country does not impact the place where you volunteer ,but it also impacts you. Many volunteers return to their home countries with a different perspective on life, with new ideas, life goals ,gratitude and positive outlook . 8 You will inevitably have a second home Since most of our programs are with host families, volunteers often find themselves feeling so much of a part of the family it becomes their second home! What is your reason for volunteering? To find out more about different volunteer programs visit www.inlexca.org today