I am rather new to this forum and very close to my move. I must say that before posting a question it is good to look at other posts and google for information. One of the first things I learned was that you can't work or volunteer in Belize until you have a work permit. It is posted everywhere and very clear. The people that answer questions on this forum are very knowledgeable and care very much about the country they live in and are trying to protect the people they have grown to care about. The main thing I have learned and it has been stated many times, is that you are in someone else's country and must respect the people that live there. Everyone can do what they want, in the end we all do, however, I will not take any chances and will follow the rules that have been mentioned many times in this forum. In one month we will be there and ready to start our big adventure. Good luck to you Scot, I hope you are able to make it to Belize.