About Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight is the founder and manager of Volunteer Latin America, a site that’s visited daily by thousands of people interested in finding affordable work abroad programs in Central and South America. Before turning to the volunteer sector, he worked in the realm of environmental protection. He has a higher national diploma in environmental monitoring and protection and a bachelor of science degree in environmental science.

Aside from managing a website, his favourite things in life include nature, sport, travel, world-music, green living, good food, laughter, and spending time with his partner and their dog. With a steady supply of Colombian coffee streaming through his veins, he will enthusiastically contribute to this blog. If you would like to contact him please send an email to steve@volunteerlatinamerica.com

Paid Volunteer Work Abroad: On The Money

Paid Volunteer Work Abroad: On The Money

What is a paid volunteer job and how can adults find programs offering monetary compensation while volunteering with animals, at hospitals, through teaching positions, and more.

Catatumbo Lightning in Venezuela - World's Most Spectacular Storm

Catatumbo Lightning in Venezuela - World's Most Spectacular Storm

Lake Maracaibo in north-western Venezuela is the setting for one of Mother Nature's most spectacular phenomena - the Catatumbo lightning.

Travelling The Majestic Amazon River

Travelling The Majestic Amazon River

Cruise and travel the second longest river in the world. Experience the thrill of travelling on the Amazon River but don't go with unrealistic expectations.

Spanish Course Combined with Volunteering

Spanish Course Combined with Volunteering

Many Spanish language schools throughout Central and South America that facilitate student volunteering and internships.

Discover Latin America

Discover Latin America

There is much more to Latin America than the Amazon Rainforest, Rio de Janeiro Carnival, and the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Find Your Valentine by Volunteering Abroad

Find Your Valentine by Volunteering Abroad

Volunteering provides one of the best ways to make real connections, meet similarly minded individuals, and find your kindred spirit.

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Can Make Travel More Comfortable

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Can Make Travel More Comfortable

In this article, we take a look at noise cancelling headphones. What they are, how they work, and why they are great for making travel more comfortable.

Vegan Volunteering Abroad

Vegan Volunteering Abroad

The future is bright for vegans seeking volunteer abroad programs and travel opportunities in 2018.

How to use Google Maps to Plan Your Trip

How to use Google Maps to Plan Your Trip

Some tips to leverage Google Maps to its full advantage - everything from finding directions from the airport to the nearest coffee shop.

Barranquilla Carnaval Tips

Barranquilla Carnaval Tips

Planning tips and need to know basics about Colombia's biggest party and the second largest Carnaval in South America