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

Sun Rising Over Global Warming - Carbon Dioxide Debate

The apocalyptic predictions of anthropogenic global warming has been completely overblown, along with corresponding villainization of CO2.

Can I Volunteer Abroad in 2021? - COVID-19 Travel Update

A general travel and operational status update for prospective volunteers with an interest in Latin America.

Yes, You Can Volunteer Abroad for Free

No matter what the internet tells you, you can volunteer abroad for free, and do it in an ethically sound manner.

The Bitcoin Life Raft - It's a Dog Eat $Doge World

Bitcoin explodes to another record high after it was announced Elon Musk's Tesla bought 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.

Working Away on a Free Alternative - Volunteer Membership

A free alternative to WorkAway, HelpStay, HelpX, Worldpackers, WWOOF, plus other volunteering and work exchange platforms with paid membership.

Why We Are No Longer a Vegan Organisation

We decided to transition away from veganism after re-evaluating a plant-based diet, including the impacts of a vegan diet on health and the planet.

Festive Greetings

'Tis the season to be jolly but also the season to reflect on the year dominated by COVID-19 and look ahead to 2021.

It Was a Window of Opportunity - Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies

Without wishing to blow our own trumpet, we were right about investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Flight Shaming is Illogical - The Ethics of Air Travel

The flight shame movement has certainly gained momentum but the growing resistance to flying is illogical when you look at the evidence.

Beyond Coronavirus: Preparing for the Future

It has been a challenging year for international volunteering and travel to Latin America, so we are planning some adjustments to adapt to the changing landscape.