Maximo Nivel

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Basic Information

Address: 7950 NW 53rd Street Suite 337 Miami, FL 33166
Phone Number: 1-800-866-6358
Director: Ken Jones

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Additional Information

Causes Served: social justice, environmental conservation, human rights, global health
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Children, orphans, HIV patients, the elderly, public schools, disabled children, animals
Ages for Volunteer: 18 and up
Hours of Service: 15-25/week
Minimum Hours of Service Required: Minimum 1 week commitment
Days of Service: Monday-Friday (Saturday in some cases)
Languages: English, Spanish (no need to be fluent)
Languages used as a Medium: Spanish
Experience Required:


Programs Open To: Ages 18 and older, families welcome
Travel Arrangements:

Volunteers make their own international travel arrangements and are met at the airport by a Maximo Nivel representative.

Participants Work: Childcare/orphanage; Teaching English; Conservation; Medical/Healthcare; Construction; Animal Care
Application Process:

Registration form available at

Visa Requirements:

No special visa is required; Participants are responsible for ensuring that they can enter the country as a tourist without a special visa.

Program Highlights:

Programs include:
- Accommodations with local host family
- 3 meals/day
- Airport pickup
- Full orientation and project support
- 2 hrs of group Spanish/day during the first 4 weeks
- Office-wide WiFi and computer labs
- Volunteer certificate
- Recommendation letter available upon request
- Free Spanish materials and placement test
- Onsite snack bar with free coffee and tea
- Free tandem conversation program

Mission Statement:

Maximo Nivel strives to provide the best volunteer experience possible while creating the highest impact possible at each of our partner project sites.

Program History:

Maximo Nivel starting as a language school in Cusco, Peru in 2003. Founded by a husband and wife team, the program quickly grew to include Spanish and volunteering, as well as TEFL certification, and expanded to San Jose, Costa Rica in 2006 and Antigua, Guatemala in 2009.

Additional Information:

Volunteers can participate in any of the following volunteer programs (some specific to one location):

- Childcare/orphanage
- Teaching English
- Construction
- Medical (with local clinics)
- Healthcare (with nursing homes, homes for HIV patients, disabled children or Autistic adults)
- Sustainable coffee farming
- Turtle conservation
- Animal care (with reptiles/amphibians, at a zoo or stray cats and dogs)
- Jungle conservation
- Environmental education

The minimum commitment is 1 week but volunteers can stay with us for up to a year. Additional Spanish classes can be arranged beyond the first 4 weeks.