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

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean and support local people while exploring local cultures

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean with Projects Abroad. We offer many different placements across several countries, so you’re sure to find a project that suits you. Whichever project you choose, you’ll become part of ongoing efforts to support a need we’ve identified. 


You can get involved in vital conservation efforts, from rescuing baby sea turtles to protecting the Belize Barrier Reef. For those who enjoy working with children, you can support their educational development while teaching them new skills. 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 all you have to focus on is the valuable work you do at your placement. Our staff are also available 24/7 to help you if you need it, and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Projects available in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Children learn how to tell the time from a volunteer teaching in Mexico

From $3,690 NZD

Volunteer Teaching Project in Mexico
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Teach English to school or university students to boost their confidence and career prospects.

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From $4,295 NZD

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers build an eco-wall using recycled plastic in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

From $3,970 NZD

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
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

From $3,445 NZD

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers
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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.

From $4,620 NZD

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
A volunteer working with children in Jamaica does an activity with a ball to improve hand-eye coordination at our Childcare Project.

From $3,645 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Jamaica
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Support disadvantaged children and focus on improving early childhood development and literacy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers working with children in Belize celebrate the end of a successful summer camp with local children.

From $3,645 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Belize
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Work with children and give them the extra support they need in idyllic coastal communities of Belize

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female Business staff stand in a line with Projects Abroad interns on their Businnes Work Placement in Mexico.

From $4,780 NZD

Business Internship in Mexico
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Work at a consulting firm in Guadalajara and gain invaluable business experience to boost your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Projects Abroad female volunteer working with children in Ecuador smiles with a child on swing set at our Childcare Project.

From $3,045 NZD

Volunteer with Children in Ecuador
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Help children at kindergartens and support early childhood development in the Galapagos Islands

  • 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:

09 889 0587

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Latin America and the Caribbean

Currently, we run a range of projects in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. In most of the countries, you can support children’s education and work in local disadvantaged schools. Then, we also have projects that work towards solving a need that is unique to a country.


In Mexico, you can help to protect endangered sea turtles and take part in wildlife research. Or, spend time in the stunning Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, helping to preserve unique wildlife species. 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 take part in conservation activities surrounding the Belize Barrier Reef or focus on public health issues.


There are also many volunteer opportunities in South America. Participate in excavations and uncover ancient Incan and Wari ruins in Peru, or help raise awareness of human rights in Argentina.


Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that you’ll become part of ongoing efforts to make 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.