Our Values

The women of America Developing Smiles seek to assist impoverished Latin American communities through leadership, volunteerism and fundraising activities.

To empower caring women in helping to conquer the towering social challenges that face Latin Americans in needy communities by bringing minds and hearts together, with needed resources, to foster positive change.

In 2015, America Developing Smiles was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. With more than 3 million hours of service, we qualified for Gold Level recognition. In addition, we are proud that two of our volunteers were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their hours of service.

Volunteering in ADS

ADS is a Gold-Level GuideStar participant (*), demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

(*) GuideStar USA, Icn. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles implemented three seals based on the information a nonprofit provides in its profile: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

America Developing Smiles is run by passionate volunteers who believe in sowing the seeds of a brighter future. What ties us together is a sense of Social Responsibility, a sensitivity to help others.

ADS volunteers are professional women who dedicate the skills they have for the greater good. Each person can commit as much or as little time as they have available. Our volunteers believe their work has contributed to a good cause and their work has impacted human lives.

We are constantly looking for support from youth, children and adults for fundraising activities and logistics!

We welcome your help whether you have a few hours a month, one hour at an event, or professional skills that you’d like to offer to ADS from the comfort of your home.

Are you ready to make a difference? If so, fill out the volunteer form to receive information on upcoming volunteer opportunities!

We’d love to welcome you to the ADS family. Together we are Sowing the Seeds of Hope.