Since the summer of 2009 I have been traveling to a children's home, Casa Para Ninos Aleluya, right outside Guatemala City, Guatemala. There are over 400 children who are orphaned, abused and abandoned. They have been taken in by an American, Mike Clark, who moved down to in the 1980's to help the children of Guatemala.
I go down there in the summers and help with any needs they have including painting, cleaning, organizing, construction, cooking, and most importantly loving on the children. I went to Guatemala to help change the lives of the children, but I can tell you they have made more of an impact on mine!
Even if you aren't able to go yourself, you can help out by sponsoring a child and keep up with all that they are doing on their website: Casaontherock.org. You won't be sorry!