Volunteering in Central America
Projects Abroad has a variety of locations all over the world, and one of our most popular areas is Central America. Volunteering in Central America allows our volunteers to become immersed in a diverse and ancient culture that includes opportunities to visit Mayan and Aztec ruins as well as tropical rain forests. In Costa Rica we have a conservation program at a tropical dry rain forest that enables our volunteers to experience the unique habitat of underground caves. Though not technically in Central America, Jamaica is another one of our most popular tropical destinations. Regardless of your destination or project, you will have an important role to play and your efforts will be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Programs in Central America
Whether you are volunteering during a gap year, career break or volunteer vacation, Projects Abroad has a Central American program that will suit your interest. We offer a wide variety of programs in Central America that include teaching, working in orphanages and volunteering with rangers in a beautiful national park.
Volunteer Opportunities in Central America
While volunteering in Central America, many volunteers choose to spend their leisure time traveling and exploring. Most weeks are spent working Monday to Friday with your weekends free to explore new and exciting places in Belize and Costa Rica. Volunteers have the chance to see beautiful mountains and beaches, and learn about culture and traditions of these friendly and open people.
Projects Abroad wants volunteers to experience complete immersion into a culture. In most of our destinations, including Costa Rica, most of our volunteers live with host families, except for the Conservation volunteers who stay in a rustic lodge in a national park with rangers and other volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to ask lots of questions and to explore these different cultures. Projects Abroad also recommends that our volunteers bring plenty of batteries and film and be prepared to take hundreds of pictures because there is not one moment of Central America that is the same and not even a picture can completely capture the beauty that defines this exotic land.