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Volunteer in Central America
Come experience a cultural immersion while participating in a volunteer program! ELI partners with local organizations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala to match volunteers with local organizations. All placements are made on an individual basis depending on the skills and goals of the volunteer, the needs of the organization, and the length of the program. Possible volunteer projects include animal rescue, turtle breeding, at-risk youth, teaching, adult-education, special needs kids, construction, environmental conservation and more! ELI can arrange Spanish classes in conjunction with a project to make sure participants get the most out of their program!
Volunteer in Central America with ELI Cost: Program fees start at $885. The cost will depend on the country and duration of the program. Program fees include airport pickup, accommodation, and meals.
Dates: Programs are available throughout the year and dates are flexible.
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica from US$250
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in San Jose. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Caring for Children, Construction and Renovation, Healthcare and Turtle Conservation. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Volunteer in Costa Rica with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: One week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND
+64 6 758 7949.

Projects Abroad in Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization. 
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, conservation, journalism, international development, and sports. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer Projecs in Costa Rica Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.

Volunteer Teach in Honduras
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) is a 501©(3) founded in 2002 to provide high quality education to low-income communities in Honduras and to promote meaningful cultural exchange. BECA supports three K-through-9 bilingual schools in northern Honduras. Each school has significant community ownership and deep parent involvement. Our model is built on partnership between Hondurans committed to high quality, progressive education and volunteers interested in truly authentic cultural immersion. We provide our volunteers with a challenging, transformative experience that gives an in-depth understanding of grassroots international development, underserved Central American communities, bilingual teaching strategies, and community capacity building techniques.
  Dates: July 2019 – June 2020.
There is no fee to volunteer with BECA. Our volunteers only cover their own airfare to/from Honduras and health insurance costs.
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA), Erin Rudegeair, Director of Program Development, PO Box 7400, New York, New York 10150.
(646) 820-BECA (2322).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype:

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.

Discover Corps
Volunteer Vacations with Purpose in Central America
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Central America, including Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. 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.

Love Volunteers
Make a REAL difference in Central and South America with Love Volunteers!
Love Volunteers has been trusted by thousands of volunteers to travel abroad and immerse themselves in new cultures, whilst providing help where it is really needed. Join the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization on an affordable, safe and responsible voluntary service project in one of our 9 locations throughout Central and South America for a truly memorable experience! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!

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.

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.

Volunteer with ELI in Central America
Volunteer in Central America with Projects Abroad
Volunteer in Costa Rica with VolunteerHQ

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