The Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and The Americas (FAVACA) was founded with the belief that Florida’s future is interwoven with that of our Caribbean neighbors. The organization’s mission is the improvement of social and economic conditions in the Caribbean and Central America through volunteer service. FAVACA provides technical assistance and training through a diverse combination of federal, private and State of Florida funding sources. To date more than 1,500 volunteer missions to 29 nations and territories of the region have been completed. A wide variety of training is offered in health and social issues, agriculture, education, environment, disaster mitigation, women’s leadership, capacity building and much more.