International Volunteer Program

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The Friends of the Orphans International Volunteer Program sends qualified individuals, couples and families to support the staff and children living in the homes of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

Volunteering with NPH

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Impact children's lives.
  • Play an integral role in the growing NPH family.
  • Provide encouragement and support to those who need it most.
  • Improve your Spanish, French or Creole language abilities.
  • Live in and experience a different culture
  • Make friends with volunteers from around the world.

  • Basic Benefits

  • No fees!
  • Free room and board
  • A monthly stipend ~$50 USD
  • Free medical care
  • Free time to explore your host country

  • Home

    Financial Responsibility

    The volunteer is responsible for arranging and paying for all travel to and from NPH. The volunteer is also responsible for pre-travel medical expenses (i.e.: vaccinations) as well as any language school expenses.

    Language Requirement

    Volunteers who have a strong command of the local language(s) are better able to serve the children. We ask that you be proficient in the language and/or make a commitment to attend a language school before you begin volunteering.

    Age Requirement

    The minimum age for volunteers is 21. There are successful volunteers of all ages serving in the NPH homes. Time Commitment The minimum volunteer commitment is 12 months. This allows time for the volunteers and the children to form lasting relationships. Longer commitments are encouraged.


    Volunteers are provided free room and board at the NPH home. Housing varies by country and ranges from apartments to dormitory-style rooms with fellow volunteers.


    As with any international travel, risks are involved and it is important to be aware of your surroundings. NPH strives to provide a safe and secure environment for the children, staff and volunteers.