A volunteer in South America takes a photo of Machu Picchu while on a weekend break from his project in Peru.

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean

Provide support to local people as a volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean, and explore local cultures

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean with Projects Abroad. We have many different volunteer placements across several countries, so you’re sure to find a project that suits you. You’ll become part of ongoing, sustainable work to support communities where they need it.

You can join important conservation efforts, like rescuing baby sea turtles or diving to protect the Belize Barrier Reef. If you enjoy working with children, you can teach them new skills to support their educational development. You can also volunteer in South America and help to discover ancient artefacts at an Archaeology Project in Peru.

These are just some of our incredible volunteer opportunities in Latin America. We take care of all your project details so that you can focus on the valuable work you do at your placement. Our staff are also available 24/7 to help you if you with anything you need during your project.

Where we are based in Latin America and the Caribbean

We have a number of projects running across Latin America and the Caribbean. You can support children’s education in most of the schools by working in under-resourced schools. Certain countries have specific issues that need to be addressed. Many of our projects work towards solving a need unique to a country.

In Mexico, you can help protect endangered sea turtles and take part in wildlife research. In Ecuador, you can conserve the amazing biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands. You can also learn more about preserving forests and cave ecosystems in Costa Rica.

Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, you can volunteer in Belize or Jamaica. In Jamaica, many communities lack proper sanitation, so we build toilets. In Belize, you can dive in clear blue waters as part of conservation activities around the Belize Barrier Reef, or you can focus on public health issues.

There are many volunteer opportunities in South America. Dig up the past to uncover ancient Incan and Wari ruins in Peru, or help raise awareness of human rights in Argentina.

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll contribute to making a tangible difference in local communities.

Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

Find out more about safety and backup.

Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

Speak to one of our Latin America and the Caribbean experts on:

(+1) 917 810 4744

or email:

to start planning your project

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