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

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.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak on Voluntary Organizations

Responses from voluntary organizations about the impact of COVID-19 on their operations and volunteer projects in Central and South America.

Make Volunteering in Latin America the Best Experience

7 tips for people intending to spend some time volunteering in Latin America to help them make the best out of their volunteer experience.

Tips For Responsible Travel

Whether you are planning the trip of a lifetime, a gap year abroad or just a short holiday, you can make a difference when you travel, not only for yourself but for the people and places you visit.

Season's Greetings & Christmas Giveaway

As 2019 draws to a close, Volunteer Latin America would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy, and joyful New Year.

After 10 Years of Filming in Yantalo, Peru Documentary Completed

Filming in the jungle of Peru for 10 years, "Mortality of Dreams" follows the dream of Dr. Luis Vasquez to construct an international volunteer-run hospital.