Volunteer Abroad in Central America

557 Volunteer Abroad Programs in Central America

Program fees from $180! Apply now with IVHQ.

Join International Volunteer HQ and work on community development projects in Central America. Available in Guatemala and Costa Rica, participants can choose from 17 different programs, with placements in Lake Conservation, Construction, Health Care, and many other areas.

Global Volunteer Network

Volunteer in Central America with Global Volunteer Network. Interested individuals can partake in community service projects in some of the region's most fascinating countries, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. With programs that typically last for one to two weeks, participants may choose from a number of volunteer opportunities, such as Small Business Development, Disability Issues...

International Student Volunteers

Get photo-bombed by a variety of wildlife in a volunteer and adventure travel program from International Student Volunteers. Choose from a broad assortment of volunteer projects in Costa Rica including: cleaning and maintaining natural reserves, assisting communities in organic farming, and helping educate children in the performing arts.

Volunteer Work Abroad Opportunities

Help others in Central America with Love Volunteers non-profit organization. This international volunteer placement provides a fun and rewarding experience to worldwide participants who are staying in Honduras and Costa Rica for a whole month. Live with a host family and share life experiences while developing long-lasting friendships.

Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions

Participate in an impactful volunteer program in Costa Rice or Guatemala with Cross-Cultural Solutions. A wide range of volunteer activities are offered to participants to provide them the most meaningful volunteer experience. Project placements related to Social Services, Small Business Development, and Women Empowerment are available, among others.

Volunteering Programs with Projects Abroad

Experience and explore Central America with a Projects Abroad's international volunteering program in Costa Rica. With this two to four week program, participants from all over the world can make a positive contribution to the local community. This program provides a variety of volunteer options including Social Services, Community Development, and Childcare.

GoEco - Volunteer Abroad in Central America

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and volunteer abroad in Central America through GoEco. Placements are available in Guatemala and Costa Rica. Program fees include Spanish language lessons, cultural activities, and accommodation.

Volunteering Solutions

Volunteers may pick from six programs in Central America created by Volunteering Solutions. These placements give participants a whole new volunteering experience where they can work in the areas of Disability Issues, Orphanages, and Healthcare. They are immersed into a new culture and language while helping the local population.

Kaya Responsible Travel

Spend the Spring in Central America with Kaya Responsible Travel. Volunteer programs focus on Eco-tourism, Biodiversity, and Animal Welfare in countries such as Belize and Costa Rica. Program packages include housing, food, and excursions. Participants must be 18 years or older; couples can participate in Kaya programs together.


ELI offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in Africa, ranging from wildlife conservation in Ghana and organic farming in Uganda to teaching orphans in Kenya and Northern Tanzania, and medical outreach in Dar es Salaam. Most volunteering programs include food and accommodations with a host family, and in-country orientation and staff support.


UBELONG is a social venture based in Washington, DC quickly becoming the recognized leader in short-term international volunteering. Without compromising safety, impact or flexibility, we offer the most affordable one week to six month opportunities in Asia and Latin America. We are led by former volunteers, international development professionals and university professors.


Become a healthcare volunteer in Central America and make a difference in small communities in Costa Rica. Choose to work at a children's hospital caring for children and helping with the therapy and recreation of patients or as a paramedic with a private ambulance service helping in medical emergencies and participating in training activities. The paramedic project requires participants to kno...

Volunteer with Global Vision International

Global Vision International (GVI) offers various volunteering programs in Costa Rica, where participants can choose from service options that best suit their personal preferences or skills. Volunteers will engage with the local culture while joining in on fun excursions.

Volunteering Worldwide with Frontier

Explore the volunteering opportunities that Frontier offers in Central America. Volunteers can offer their assistance to underprivileged communities or help campaign for wildlife conservation and care, all while having a travel adventure through remote and stunning landscapes.

Volunteer Programs with Performing Arts Abroad

Volunteer in Costa Rica and explore Central American culture through programs developed by Performing Arts Abroad. Volunteers have the chance to experience everyday life in Costa Rica while helping local youth improve their performing arts skills. As they share their knowledge of theater, music, or dance, participants easily become immersed in Costa Rican culture most specifically by living wit...