We have come to see volunteer work as an exchange between the student and community, wich takes place on many levels. The value of the colunteer experience comes from how much both sides learn from each other in addition to the actual work completed. Students participating in certain projects located far from Xela will stay with a family in the cooperative, where they receive board and meals.
Since language competency is key to successful participation in these projects, we require that students wishing to participate as volunteers first spend at least four weeks in our language immersion program. The length of time needed before you are able to join the project will depend on your command of Spanish.