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Volunteer vacation in Latin America How to Plan an Unforgettable Volunteer Vacation in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
Prepare a turtle hatchery in Costa Rica. Teach English in Mexico. Build a home in Brazil. Whether you call it a volunteer vacation, a service trip, or voluntourism, combining travel and volunteer work is an increasingly popular way to see the world.
Volunteer in Mexico and Central America Volunteering in Mexico and Central America: Top Tips and Volunteer Organizations by Zahara Heckscher
Expert tips for selecting top volunteer organizations and programs in Mexico and Central America.
Volunteer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Volunteer in San Miguel de Allende: Building Houses for Mexican Families by Sandra Kennedy
A volunteer organization founded by expatriates providing essential new free homes for the poor, who also participate in work on the construction. Many families, who previously lived in shanties, have inherited their land through generations due to Mexican laws.
Volunteer in Cuba Volunteer in Cuba: Forming Friendships, Building Bridges, and Helping Our Neighbors by Lynn Lotkowictz
A participant in a group volunteer program in Cuba via Global Volunteers describes her experience, which was so powerful and positive she concludes that she must return.
Volunteer in Latin America Independently  
Volunteering and Educational Travel in Belize
Volunteer Work in Brazil: How to Embark on a Meaningful South American Adventure
Short-Term Volunteer Work in a Costa Rica with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Volunteer in Bolivia at a Wildlife Refuge  
With the Amigos de las Americas Program in Latin America, Volunteering Makes a Difference
Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala
Volunteer in Xela, Guatemala through the EntreMundos organization
Volunteer with the Casa Guatemala
Eco-Volunteer in Argentina with GAIA
Cornerstone in Belize: Volunteer with a Community-Based Organization
Volunteer Work in Lima, Peru with Cross-Cultural Solutions
Volunteering in Peru
Volunteer in Chile with WorldTeach: The Rewards Outweigh the Costs

Globe Aware
Cuba — The Curtain Lifted
Care for Cuba with Globe Aware and get a chance to peer into the beauties, struggles, and determination of a society that has long been shrouded in mystery to many North Americans. This volunteer vacation program focuses on research and education, cultural awareness, and academics. Volunteers will attend lectures and meet with representatives from educational organizations, as well as visit local artists, schools, and museums. This project also involves reporting back about your experience, as research, in a form that’s easily shareable. Accommodations are provided in mid-range hotels with flushing toilets, running showers, and electricity. For fun, volunteers will tour the beautiful Vinales Valley and beaches, visit local tobacco farmers, and attend a cannon blast ceremony at a fortress. Experience this unique culture with open music in the streets, hardly any car traffic, and tons of smiles, and you will be enchanted with a world unlike any other.
Volunteer in Cuba with Globeaware Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Cost: $1650
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Email: office@globeaware.org
Tel: 1-877-LUV-GLOBE
Website: www.globeaware.org
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Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru from US$250
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Cusco. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Childcare Projects, Medical Placement, Construction and Renovation and Jungle Conservation. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Volunteer in Ecuador with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$250.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.:
+64 6 758 7949.
Email: volunteer@volunteerhq.org
Website: www.volunteerhq.org
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Volunteer Programs in Latin America
Come experience a cultural immersion while participating in a volunteer program! ELI partners with local organizations in throughout Latin America 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 Latin America Dates: Flexible Dates
Cost: Program fees start at $515. The cost will depend on the country and duration of the program. Program fees include airport pickup, accommodation, and meals.
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278
Email: info@eliabroad.org
Website: www.eliabroad.org
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Volunteering in Argentina — Road2Argentina
Road2Argentina partners with many local non-profit organizations, schools, orphanages and community centers in Buenos Aires in order to provide assistance to those in need. These partnerships provide our volunteers the opportunity to involve themselves in meaningful projects and make a difference during their time here in the city. They are also a great way to hone one’s Spanish and see a less touristy side of Buenos Aires.

Volunteering with a condor conservation project in Patagonia is also available.
Volunteer in Argentina Dates: Year round with start dates every Monday.
Cost: Our programs are affordably priced to fit student budgets. Promotions and discounts available. Please visit our website for up-to-date program costs.
Contact: Road2Argentina, Area Tres Coworking, Malabia 1720, Local 11B, Buenos Aires (CABA), Argentina.
Tel.: +1-347-974-3705 (USA); +54-11-5121-1764 (Argentina).
Email: info@road2argentina.com
Website: www.road2argentina.com
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Wildlife Experience in Ecuador
Interested in helping to rehabilitate the endangered wildlife, rather than looking at animals from far away or on TV? This program will give you exactly what you want. As local experts we offer you the chance of a lifetime—3 different animal rescue centers in only 4 weeks! Explore the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Highlands and the Coast of Ecuador while helping in the rescue centers of each region. This one-of-a-kind program also offers you a one-day training of animal handling before starting your adventure. Get involved without emptying your pocket!
Wildlife Experience as a volunteer in Ecuador Dates: Year round
Contact: Lead Adventures, Juan Leon Mera 1574 y La Pinta (2nd floor office 2A) Quito - Ecuador
Tel.: US/Canada 1 800 579 3905 or Ecuador 5 932 254 1633
Email: info@lead-adventures.com.
Websites: www.lead-adventures.com
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Connect-123 Volunteer Programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Connect-123 links you to volunteer projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to your interests and skills, in health care, community service, education, and many other fields. Health care projects include working directly with doctors on medical research projects, providing non-medical care to patients, attending ward rounds and helping the nursing staff care for patients. Social work, and education projects include working at a legal advice center, assessing the impact of community-based interventions, helping with public health awareness campaigns, mentoring street children, teaching English, caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages, working with youth regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescence, and helping to build schools and houses for disadvantaged communities.
What's included: Finding a volunteer project that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance.
Volunteer in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Connect-123in Argentina with Connect-123 Dates: Both start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: Please see website for details.
Contact: Connect-123 International Internship and Volunteer Programs
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free)
Email: info@connect-123.com
Website: www.connect-123.com/programs/volunteer/buenos-aires-argentina/
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Volunteer in Latin America with API Abroad
Volunteering abroad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth while making significant contributions to the local community. Open your heart, lend a hand, and seize the day as you embark on a purpose-filled adventure!

API has developed strong relationships with non-profit organizations, conservation groups, animal rescue centers, alternative education centers, environmental groups, schools, and health clinics abroad. We will work with your skills and preferences to best match your passions with the availability, needs, and objectives of the local host community.

Dates Offered: Start dates year-round.
Cost: Minimal costs, varies per program and duration. Visit the API website for details.
Contact:
Claire Hero, Assistant Director of Teach, Work, and Volunteer Academic Programs International (API), 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100; Austin, TX 78746-650.
Tel:
512-600-8900
Email: api@apiabroad.com

Volunteer in Latin America with API
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Bimini Biological Field Station
Volunteers at shark research station in the Bahamas perform tasks including research, maintenance and cooking, for at least 1 month.

Visit: www6.miami.edu/sharklab

Cosmic Volunteers
Programs in Latin America are Ecuador and Peru. Volunteer programs include teaching English, healthcare, journalism, organic farming, animal rescue, community kitchens, and programs on the Galapagos Islands. Spanish lessons are also available. This is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to communities in South America in a meaningful way.

Contact: info@cosmicvolunteers.org; www.cosmicvolunteers.org

Discover Corps
Volunteer Vacations with a Purpose in Latin America
Volunteer vacations for adults and families in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 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. Countries include Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the Galapagos, Guatemela, and Peru.
Belize: Caribbean Wildlife Adventure
Volunteer in Belize to protect manatees while exploring this country's turquoise waters. Venture out to pristine reefs, uncover distant islands and come face-to-face with wildlife in the sub-tropical rainforests.
Cuba: Building Bridges
Totally legal travel to the island you’ve always wanted to visit. Build bridges of friendship and understanding with the Cuban people while immersing yourself in their vibrant culture and rich history.
A journey of art, music, and dance. Engage in cultural exchange with the Cuban people to rebuild bridges of friendship and understanding.

Contact: info@discovercorps.com, discovercorps.com

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti
Work team projects use self-funding voluntary input to help at this Haitian hospital run by the Grant Foundation.

Contact: info@hashaiti.org; www.hashaiti.org.

Peace Villages Foundation
Exciting Grass-Roots Volunteer Opportunity with Local NGO in Venezuela

Come and do volunteer work side by side with locals and other enthusiastic volunteers, have fun and learn the Spanish language: Youth, Care & Community, Medicine & Healthcare experience and observation. Live and volunteer in a typical Pemon Indian community, Conservation & Environment, Teaching & Tutoring, and Ecological Building.

Contact: mail@peacevillages.org, www.peacevillages.org

Puentes de Amistad
Volunteer Service Work

Low cost travel experience short-term volunteer service work in Tijuana, Mexico, or in a village in El Salvador. Help in construction work, at an orphanage or medical clinic, with short-term classes in English or art, or assist a doctor with patient intake. The program provides cultural immersion and learning in Latin America.

Contact: info@puentesdeamistad.org, www.puentesdeamistad.org

SCI (Service Civil International)
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 Latin 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
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: info@volunteerlatinamerica.com, www.volunteerlatinamerica.com

VolunteerSouthAmerica.Net
Free and Low-Cost Volunteering in Latin America
Website lists free and low-cost volunteer opportunities in Latin America. The site is designed for backpackers / independent travellers looking for a real volunteer experience abroad, without paying any middle-man or agency fees.

Visit: www.volunteersouthamerica.net

WWOOF
Volunteer on organic farms across Latin America for a small membership fee. Here you can link to other WWOOF country websites and communicate with other fellow WWOOFers.

Visit: www.wwooflatinamerica.com

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