ALAI is a communications organization committed to human rights, gender equality, and people's participation in the development of Latin America. ALAI works for the democratization of communication. To that end, it has developed a model of alternative communication that aims toward the formation of a new fabric of communication that is democratic, widespread, decentralized and multicultural. ALAI accepts a few volunteers in its Quito office each year. Volunteers may assist with translation, journalism, or documentation work for ALAI's publications and websites, or help design ALAI's website and databases. Volunteers are expected to cover their own expense. ALAI welcomes applications from persons with disabilities, though no special facilities - other than elevator access to their office - exist.