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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Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.
Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

From $3070

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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school
Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica

From $3065

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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female Business staff stand in a line with Projects Abroad interns on their Businnes Work Placement in Mexico.
Business Internship in Mexico

From $3555

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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 over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.
Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers

From $2570

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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 break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
New-born turtles make their way to the ocean on a black sand beach after being released by a group of Conservation volunteers.
Conservation Group Volunteer Trips to Mexico

From $2670

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Live and work with a group in Mexico and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer prepare for their ziplining experience through the Costa Rican forest
Conservation Service Learning in Costa Rica for Middle School Students

From $3870

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Live in the Costa Rican tropical dry forest and work with other middle school students on important conservation work

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 12-15 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and staff member work together on a reforestation initiative during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica.
Conservation Volunteer Work in Costa Rica

From $2970

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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 over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Volunteers work with sea turtles in Mexico on a project for teenagers
Conservation Volunteer Work in Mexico for Teenagers

From $2970

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Live and work with a group your age and become part of our ongoing efforts to protect endangered sea turtles

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad volunteers planting seedlings during Conservation volunteering in Costa Rica for teenagers
Conservation Volunteering in Costa Rica for Teenagers

From $3370

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Team up with high school students from around the world to protect the majestic wildlife of Costa Rica

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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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:

1 212 244 7234

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.