A volunteer in South America takes a photo of Machu Picchu while on a weekend break from his project in Peru.

Caribbean And Latin America Volunteer Opportunities

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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Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

From $3220 USD

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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
A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.
Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers

From $3070 USD

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Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru
Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers

From $2970 USD

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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
Female Projects Abroad Medicine intern learns how to tie a sature at a hopsital as part of her medical work experience in Argentina.
Medicine Internship in Argentina

From $2865 USD

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Get medical work experience by learning directly from doctors in different hospital departments

  • 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.
Conservation Volunteering in the Galapagos Islands

From $2970 USD

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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
Happy children with their teacher at one of Projects Abroad's volunteer teaching placements in Costa Rica
Volunteer Teaching English in Costa Rica

From $2565 USD

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Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Assist local doctors and gain valuable public health work experience with Projects Abroad whilst on a Public Health internship in Belize.
Public Health Internship in Belize

From $3165 USD

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Gain practical healthcare experience conducting basic medical checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.
Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru

From $2865 USD

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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female medical intern in Peru getting laboratory experience while on her medical placement.
Medical Internship in Peru

From $3355 USD

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Observe and learn from local doctors at healthcare facilities in Peru and get international work experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 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

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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.