Volunteer in Community Development in Central America

250 Community Development Volunteer Abroad Programs in Central America


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International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organization, providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different destinations around the world. With program fees starting from just USD 10 per day, IVHQ is the volunteer organization of choice for thousands of volunteers every year. Established in 2007, IVHQ has supported over 55,0...


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With more than 400 projects worldwide and with 25 years experience of providing ethical travel placements, Frontier can find you the perfect adventure whatever you want to achieve. We offer placements in more than 50 countries including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji and loads more. Here are just some of the options available: Marine Conservation and Diving Travel to beach paradises, scuba...

Wildlife Conservation Projects

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Find our Why More and More People are Choosing to Become a Love Volunteer! Love Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing countries! Why are we cheaper than other organisations? Firstly, we are just a handful of passionate people working hard to help volunteers and local communities around the world. We don't have huge overheads - no company ...


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This program consists of many social work related projects around San Jose. Participants are free to choose from teaching at elementary schools, working with handicapped and disabled children, assisting at orphanages and shelter homes, and working with the elderly. The elementary schools provide education to 5 to 12 year old children. In these institutions, children are taught the regular sc...


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Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in 20 different countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin/Central America. Our main aim is to provide affordable and meaningful volunteer abroad opportunities across all countries. Our programs include both short-term (two weeks) and long-term (up to six months) placements in every country, as well as our programs are open through...


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Take part in this wildlife conservation expedition and be an active member of GVI's research team in the Costa Rican rainforest. Work on a variety of long-term terrestrial, marine conservation and community education projects. Help conduct turtle population surveys, jaguar predation surveys, jaguar and other mammal camera trapping, and mammal and bird studies. You can also teach English and env...


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Our special spring break volunteer trips are perfect for college students looking for an alternative way to spend spring break this year. Instead of doing the usual spring break routine, you can get off the beaten track and make your break matter by joining one of these specially-designed volunteer projects for students. The Alternative Spring Break Trips are 1-week long, scheduled to coinci...


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When you volunteer in Guatemala, you'll be welcomed by the hospitality of the Guatemalan people who are usually mestizo, a mix of Spanish and Maya ancestry, or they are direct descendants of the Maya. Following a military coup in 1954, Guatemala plunged into a brutal 36-year-long civil war between government military forces and left-wing guerilla groups. Though the conflict is now long over,...


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Maximo Nivel is a locally based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Volunteer abroad—get involved, make an impact, and learn to serve by working at local projects: - Working with Kids - Teaching English - Conservation - Construction - Animal Care - Eco-Agriculture - Medical & Healthcare Since 2003, Maximo Nivel has been a leader in educational travel and stu...


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Help build a sustainable home for orphans in Belize with Kaya Responsible Travel. Volunteers will get involved in a home-building project to give back to orphaned communities in need of support, encouragement, respect, and love. This is a self-sustainable community farm dedicated to the promotion of self-reliance, harmonious living, and providing a safe, stable, and healthy home for abused and ...


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Volunteer or Intern in Guatemala! ELI works with a variety of programs to help address the country's agricultural needs. ELI's programs strive to assist poor communities in rural regions throughout the country through education and vocational training. We work with local groups who teach responsible practices and sustainability. Volunteers may help at large education centers, or work with smal...


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About this project: Volunteers work five to six hours a day in a center for people with disabilities, most of whom are young adults generally 18 and older. Depending on local need, which changes from day to day as the center is very dynamic, volunteers perform different activities such as playing games, making paper from recycled goods, helping with the local agriculture program, organizing and...


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Here's a place to roll up your sleeves and make a difference! Families, students, couples and individuals of all ages are invited to contribute to community service projects in Monteverde region. Global Volunteers has maintained a working relationship with village leaders since 1992, so you can be assured you're accepted as a member of the community. Our local partners near Santa Elena direc...


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Volunteers For Peace offers placements in Costa Rica every year for participants 18 years and older. The organization, in cooperation with the Asociacion Cultural de Intercambio, has a wide selection of projects in different fields, including Environmental Work, Agriculture, Construction, Elderly Care, and Animal Welfare. Projects include conservation, ecotourism, and education projects at the ...


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As a volunteer on this project, you will be an assistant teacher in elementary schools and lead your own classes in our Adult Community Classes project. The Teaching English project aims to provide English speakers to assist teachers in the schools and to help improve conversational English in the community of San Ramon. You will work in public elementary schools during the day and with student...