Volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience that takes you beyond the ordinary travel. As Mahatma Gandhi said: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others!"
Are you in the middle of stressful studying and waiting anxiously for your finals? Or are you just in the mood for a short time away from your daily routine? Do you have the travel bug and want to see more of the world while lending a helping hand along the way? Have you ever thought about doing Volunteer Work in Latin America? This could be the perfect opportunity for you as you can combine your need for a break with your passion for taveling and helping others. Pack your things and start your adventure by choosing one of our diverse volunteer work projects abroad.
South America Inside has selected a wide range of exciting volunteer work projects that make a great impact all over Latin America. Our “Volunteer Work Specials” show you our best volunteer programs abroad in Central and South America.
Our most popular volunteer projects include a mix of volunteer positions that focus on the protection of minors, nature conservation, animal welfare and indigenous cultures. Whether you are interested in volunteering in an animal shelter, on a farm or in one of the many national parks in Latin America, we have the right project for you.
The big advantage of these volunteer programs is that there are no major requirements. If you book one of these amazing volunteer projects with South America Inside, we will be sure that you will have an extraordinary time abroad filled with life-changing experiences that will broaden your horizon and make you grow as a person.
To beginn the process of booking your volunteer experience abroad, you must choose the country you want to visit and the volunteer project you want to support. South America Inside offers diverse volunteer programs in different countries in Central and South America and we know that you can find the perfect fit for you. With offerings in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Guatemala, we are proud of our fine selection of quality volunteer projects.
If you are interested coming to Chile, the longest country in the world, an extensive list of fascinating projects awaits you. Here, you volunteer in an animal shelter in the capital Santiago de Chile or support a dog rescue center in the countryside. Due to the many street dogs in Chile, rescue centers are always grateful for the support of international volunteers. If you have a heart for helpless stray dogs, this is your opportunity to lend a helping hand.
If you love nature you can look for volunteer placements dealing with nature conservation efforts in Chile. Surely, you have probably heard about or seen pictures of Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park. These world reknown and insanely beautiful regions of Chile attract numerous adventurers and nature lovers every year. As a volunteer worker in Patagonia, you can help volunteer organizations on the ground with their efforts to protect the environment and the rich biodiversity of Chile’s southern region while enjoying the fascinating nature yourself.
One of our most special locations for volunteering abroad is Easter Island, which is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This island belongs to Chile and is located a 5 hour plane ride away from Santiago de Chile. The island has been influenced by many mysteries and ancient traditions, which you can discover as ou live there during your volunteer work project in Chile. If you are interested in islands, you might also be happy to hear that we offer volunteer projects on the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, too. Many people dream about visiting this wonderful place, and we have opportunities for you to volunteer there! In addition, the mainland Ecuador offers plenty of volunteer opportunities, which are located in very diverse areas.
If Chile and Ecuador did not make it on your travel whish list, then we still have offerings for you in other amazing countries, such as Guatemala, Peru, or Costa Rica. Here, you are able to be part of projects related to Social Work, Wildlife & Nature, Childcare, and Marine Conservation.
Cost Rica is one of the countries with the most national parks, and projects here aim to protect its unique biodiversity. The national parks in Costa Rica are available for volunteers who want to show their social commitment and help with the preservation of mother nature and local animals. Moreover, you can engage in volunteer projects that deal with the rescue of sea turtles in Costa Rica and Marine Conservation in Guatemala. Being part of one of these projects is your chance to relax at amazing beaches while also supporting a good cause.
One of our most thrilling volunteer projects is in Bolivia where you can volunteer in an indigenous community in the Amazon jungle. If you would like to learn more about the unconventional lifestyle of this Bolivian tribe, then this volunteer program is perfect for you. During your stay abroad, you will experience a completely new version of the life in the jungle. This is an extremely exciting and authentic way to explore the Amazon as more than a mere tourist. The community lives in full harmony with the nature and survives mainly on homegrown products. This unique and personal experience is sure to be unforgettable!
Last but not least, we offer special programs for participants who have a passion for horses. In different countries in South America, Farm Stays are available for volunteers who want to live and work on traditional Latin American farm. Although these working farms do not always involve horses, most of them do. There are also farms that have either a touristic or agricultural focus. You can stay on a farm in Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia or Uruguay.