Individual Volunteers

ATRAVES engages in difficult work that requires creative, curious and hard-working people willing to learn from their hosts and adapt their work and thinking to the realities of the communities they partner with. We need people who value the knowledge and perspectives of others. We seek people from a wide range of skill area and level. What counts is your ability to use the skills you have and your willingness to engage with the community where you work and learn as you go.

ATRAVES does not require Spanish proficiency for all placements, but we do require a willingness to learn the language.

If this sounds like you, and you are interested in volunteering with ATRAVES, please follow the steps below to get started!

  1. Identify your motivation for volunteering and what you would like to contribute. Why do you want to volunteer? What do you think you can contribute? What do you enjoy doing? What skills do you have?
  2. Review our Volunteer Program Guide to choose the options you would like to learn more about.
  3. Review our program cost and program logistics to see if our program structure can work for you.
  4. Email us at In your email, please include your responses to questions (1) and (2) above. We'll get back to you with more information, and start a conversation about how we can partner and work across borders.