Academic Programs International
Volunteer in Central America
Enrich your life and the lives of others by choosing to lend a heart and hand to at-need projects. API offers service work in Costa Rica and Guatemala. Projects may include working wildlife conservation, construction and renovation work, medical and health, environment and wildlife conservation, community development, social welfare and services, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and much more.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.apistudyabroad.com/experiential-programs/volunteer/
Amigos de las Americas
Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Central America this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas — in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Central America focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health, children's rights, environmental sustainability and creative expression.
Contact: email@example.com, amigosinternational.org
Volunteer Vacations with Purpose in Central America
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Central America, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Belize. Immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back, engaging in hands-on cultural workshops, and connecting with fascinating people. Volunteer to support children, animals and the environment. 1 to 2 week all-inclusive packages.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, discovercorps.com
EcoLogic Development Fund
Forwards relevant resumés from students and professionals (written in Spanish) to partner organizations in Central America, looking for interns and volunteers in the fields of conservation, community development, and social justice. Minimum attachment is normally 3 months in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Contact: email@example.com; www.ecologic.org
SCI (Service Civil International)
SCI is an exchange organization that sends volunteers on 2-3 week international work projects and long term 3-12 month opportunities in over 50 countries, including many in Central America. For all overseas camps the fee is US$235. Workcamps include shared accommodations, group self-cooked meals and basic health/accident insurance, without additional cost, unless otherwise noted in the camp description. SCI promotes voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Visit: www.sci.ngo for an application.
Volunteer Latin America
Volunteer in Central America
Provides international volunteers with a comprehensive and affordable solution to finding volunteer work opportunities in Central and South America. You tell us where and what you would like to do and we will provide you with everything you need to get involved via your own personalised information pack. Our extensive knowledge of the region ensures you are unlikely to find some of the projects we offer elsewhere. Volunteer Latin America is not only a great source of affordable voluntary work but a means to finding some of the best schools to learn Spanish.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.volunteerlatinamerica.com
Free and Low-Cost Volunteering in Central America
Website lists free and low-cost volunteer opportunities in South and Central America. The site is designed for backpackers / independent travellers looking for a real volunteer experience abroad, without paying any middle-man or agency fees.