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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
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

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 Website:

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 Websites:

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-123 Website:

A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Volunteer Programs in Central and South America
A Broader View Volunteers is an U.S. Non profit charity that offers 315 affordable volunteer projects in 30 countries, including Central and South America. Placements are available in Central and South America in a variety of projects.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
Volunteer in Costa Rica


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 Website:

Love Volunteers
Volunteer Programs in Latin America
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 locations throughout Latin America for a truly memorable experience! Visit the website to check out a range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!

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.

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.

WWOOF Latin America
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.


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