Volunteer in Latin America

Join the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Sisters and Lay Missioners in Bolivia and immerse yourself in mission.

Maryknoll has a long history in Latin America and Bolivia. Maryknoll’s Latin America language school is situated in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in mission in the context of this diverse country.

Come as a volunteer for 6 weeks, 6 months, or even a year. Educational exposure trips for groups of 8-15 participants for 1-3 weeks are also available.

We foster formative and transformative experiences, introducing North Americans to mission, to cross-cultural engagement, and to the realities of Bolivia.

Develop a deepened understanding of justice and peace as central to living the gospel-here in the heart of South America.

The Maryknoll Language Institute is an integral part of the Maryknoll Mission Center. The Institute was founded by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in 1965, to prepare Catholic missionary personnel for contemporary mission in Latin America or for service to Spanish-speaking peoples in other parts of the world. In the spirit of Ecumenism, we also accept candidates from other churches as well as those who have a serious commitment of service. The Maryknoll Language Institute is not a commercial Institute.

The programs offered by the Maryknoll Language Institute are totally individualized corresponding to the needs and level of each student.
For more information visit the Maryknoll Language Insitute in Cochabamba, Bolivia.



We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

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L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

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