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564 Volunteer Abroad Programs in Central America

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Spend some time in the wild coastal areas of Costa Rica. Work with a local charity to help protect adult and baby turtles. Facing extinction, turtles are increasingly at risk. This programme offers you the opportunity to be part of a vital project that aims to ensure that as many turtles as possible make it out to sea. Surrounded by stunning, golden beaches, living in a Costa Rican cabin, right...

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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...

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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...

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Explore Central America while participating in a rewarding international volunteering opportunity with uVolunteer. Based in Costa Rica, interested individuals may choose from several programs, from sea turtle conservation to community education and caring for children with special needs.

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Travel to a tropical Island off the Caribbean coast of Panama and experience a volunteer abroad project like no other! Help build up and support Native indigenous communities, live in a national park among wildlife on a tropical island and play on the beach and on the surf catching waves! This great project focusses big smiles and big waves! The project serves local indigenous located throug...

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Experience meaningful travel in Central America with Academic Programs International. Students will get the chance to partake in community service activities in the serene nation of Costa Rica. Typical volunteers are those Americans and Canadians who easily embrace new cultures, are ready to work on community service projects under tropical conditions, and are interested in protecting the natur...

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Unfortunately, the public health care system in Honduras is one of the worst in Latin America. In La Ceiba and the surrounding towns there are very few good hospitals and even most middle class families are unable to afford them. Therefore, able healthcare volunteers are needed to assist in local hospitals which are often poorly-equipped. Nursing and medical students and professionals will E...

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Gapforce offers meaningful volunteer abroad programs in Central America. Participants have the chance to make a difference in the lives of locals through community based projects. Volunteers can choose to volunteer in Belize or Guatemala. Programs are open to individuals who are at least 17 years old.

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Embark in a journey towards discovering the culture of Central America with ISA. Based in Costa Rica, participants from across the globe will receive a well-rounded service learning experience while taking part in a wide range of volunteer work.

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Contribute to the Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica, which helps preserve the countrys incredible biodiversity through the protection of endangered sea turtles nests and the release of turtle hatchlings into the wild. The program was established in 1989 and has more than 20 years of experience in the conservation and protection of endangered sea turtle populations on Costa Ricas...

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Choose from three different volunteer programs in Costa Rica offered by Greenheart Travel. Participants may partake in an organization aimed at helping abused children, assist at an ecological reserve, or work with local conservation experts in a private reserve. Programs usually last one to two weeks.

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In addition to our Spanish programs we offer volunteer projects throughout Costa Rica for anyone 18 or over. Volunteer in the areas of social work, education (most popular teaching English to local kids in public schools & kindergarten), nature & environment, wildlife and animal protection. Our volunteer program is eligible for all students who have completed a Spanish course with Intercultu...

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Who Should Volunteer at the Clinic? Anybody can volunteer at the clinic! You do not need any formal health care training to qualify! Social workers, physicians, retired people, students, nurses, lawyers, teachers, EMTs, civilians, surgeons, the general public, veterinarians, armed forces personnel, specialty physicians, dental hygienists, pharmacists, general dentists, specialty dentists, po...

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Make a difference in the lives of the people in Central America with United Planet. Based in Honduras or Costa Rica, individuals will have the opportunity to partake in volunteer placements which allows them to learn about the country by working and living with locals and engaging in historical and cultural activities. Participation for the Honduran program is limited to those who are at least ...

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ASVO has over 25 years experience in conservation activities in Costa Rica. We support the National Park system providing international volunteers to work alongside Park Rangers in accordance with MINAET (Ministry of Environment). We also manage 4 sea turtle conservation programs with the help of international volunteers and interns. The intern program is perfect for science or environmental...

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Spend two to four weeks in the amazing country of Costa Rica. SPI Study Abroad offers a program that will help participants improve their Spanish skills while helping in various projects such as home repair and painting, working in orphanages, and public works. Enjoy the pristine white sand beaches, explore the lush forests, and visit Rincon de la Vieja, during the free time.

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Build Abroad is the leader in construction volunteering trips, offering trips working on housing, schools, and disaster relief. Build Abroad feels that construction volunteering is the best way to give back to a community. Construction projects provide a physical impact in a community that will last for years. Currently Build Abroad has locations in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nepal, Peru, and Thail...

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Live in Central America for a few weeks and volunteer in a community with Toucan Education Programs (TEP). Participants are placed in projects according to goals, skills, and interests. Volunteer placements include community development, social services, and healthcare. Program offers accommodations and at least two meals a day.

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Romelia Sea Turtles Conservation Project conducted since 2009 has as a primary goal the conservation of SEA TURTLE populations that nest on the beaches of this wildlife sanctuary in Montezuma, Costa Rica. The project includes activities as; monitoring of nesting sea turtles females, night patrols, activities of protection and monitoring of the nests. The lands at Refugio Nacional de Vida Silve...

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Global Dental Relief's Guatemala clinic kicks off in Antigua, the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Central America and Mexico. The first day in Antigua is spent walking cobblestone streets and learning about the vast history of this ancient capital. After Antigua, we begin the journey overland into the Mayan Highlands to set up our dental clinic. Spanish is only one of the languages spok...

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Central America: a narrow strip of steaming jungles and fiery volcanoes, unites two massive continents and splits the world's largest oceans. Rising out of the sea at a confluence of five tectonic plates, this causeway of cultures and ecological diversity is an explosion of rapid biological and cultural change. Today the countries of Central America continue their historic legacy of adaptation,...

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This language immersion adventure spans two beautiful and culturally rich Central American countries from the highlands of Costa Rica to the spectacular volcanic islands of Nicaragua. Learn Spanish as you explore magnificent river valleys, a grand colonial city, lush tropical rainforests and a verdant island in the middle of Central America's largest freshwater lake. Attend Spanish school in Co...

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Nicaragua is moving online along with the rest of the world but currently lacks the many of the skills needed to create a polished online presence. They realize that in order to attract new volunteers and gain exposure they need to be online but are unsure how to go about that let alone create the content that their sites would need. Most of the organizations are run by older management that ha...

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Embark on the experience of a lifetime and complete a community service project in Costa Rica! Known for its natural wonders and friendly locals, Costa Rica is the perfect place to get away and give back. Community service programs include a variety of projects, including: helping with beach preservation and community development on the Playa Flamingo Community Project, volunteering at loca...

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Experience Central America while giving back through a volunteer placement with Personal Overseas Development. Participants can dive in the Belize Barrier Reef to help support Reef Conservation or work with endangered animals at "The best Little Zoo in the World," or work with children in orphanages. Adventure junkies will be more than satsified by oppotunites to zip line, scuba dive, spelunk, ...

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The lively beach town of Santa Teresa is world famous for surf breaks across beaches pristine, uncrowded and seemingly endless. After surfing and sunbathing are over for the day – and Spanish lessons and surfing! – the town comes alive with funky surf shops, cafes, restaurants and nightspots for every taste and budget. Your experience will be based at ‘Jakera Jungle Surf Camp’ where we have ...

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Help preserve the pristine natural environment of Central America with Rustic Pathways. The month-long international philanthropic program is open to prospective participants from around the globe that have a passion of helping mankind and the environment. Program options include Marine Conservation, Community Development, and Sports Volunteering. Available in the countries such as Panama and C...

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Academia Tica offers a Volunteer Program in Costa Rica (community service work or service learning) - the perfect opportunity to travel in Costa Rica, practice the language, and lend some help. This once-in-a-lifetime experience presents participants the chance to grow by working with people, with animals, or in nature. It is a mixture of adventure, hard work, learning, and making a difference....