Who, What, and Why
"Connecting Those Who Care"
Cornerstone Foundation is built upon the work of many volunteers and interns from our local community and from abroad. Volunteering at Cornerstone is hands-on education and a self-guided opportunity to discover what you can achieve.
Community volunteers include board members, professional members of the Cayo community, community service volunteers and students, and people who walk through our doors with the gift of caring. Everyone is welcome to stop in at 90 Burns Avenue in San Ignacio and see what can be done to help out.
For those who live abroad, volunteering and interning in Belize is a cultural experience far beyond tourism. Cornerstone programs are relatively unstructured, allowing you to plug into existing projects and/or to initiate new projects that grow out of community needs and your capabilities, interests and goals. Some projects might come to completion when you return home; others become long-term elements of the program and continue after your departure. One thing that will be guaranteed is you will enjoy a rich opportunity to make a difference, to touch hearts and to be touched by your experience in Belize.
Office volunteers experienced in web development, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, or general office work are greatly needed and can step right in and begin working immediately.
Housing in a Cornerstone facility is covered by your volunteer or two-week program contribution. If you've traveled before in the developing world, you'll likely be pleasantly surprised. If you haven't, you'll find the amenities fewer than those of most industrialized countries. New volunteers quickly adapt to a simpler existence, sharing a kitchen and bathroom with other volunteers. Those who reside together as a couple and families are housed in separate accommodations.
Click here to take a look at the programs we have for volunteers right now.