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.

Projects available in Latin America and the Caribbean

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A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From $2640 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Peru
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Work with local teachers to support early childhood development at disadvantaged childcare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers interact with a child in Argentina during a community day at a local care centre.

From $2520 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Argentina
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Live in vibrant Argentina and prepare children for school through general development and teaching them basic life skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2290 CAD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteer working with children in Mexico cares for a baby at a care centre for children from working families.

From $3090 CAD

Volunteering with Children in Mexico
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Work with children and support their care and education in kindergartens and daycare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.

From $3295 CAD

Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica
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Live in Costa Rica’s dense tropical dry forest and work on the frontlines of conservation

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From $3295 CAD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Children play on the swings under the supervision of a volunteer working with children in Costa Rica

From $3090 CAD

Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica
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Live in central America and prepare children for school by teaching important early childhood development skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $3295 CAD

Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands
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Work in the Galapagos National Park and contribute to the conservation of many unique ecosystems

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.

From $3845 CAD

Marine Conservation Work in Belize
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Get a PADI diving certification and work with conservationists to protect marine life in the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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:

1 877 921 9666

or email:

to start planning 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.

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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.