Volunteer Abroad in South America

1010 Volunteer Abroad Programs in South America

Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions

Make a difference volunteering in South America. Cross-Cultural Solutions has developed a number of placement options for volunteers from any country. Programs are located in Peru and Brazil, offering programs related to Orphanage Assistance, Social Work, and Teaching.

Volunteering Programs with Projects Abroad

Volunteer in South America and earn international work experience with Projects Abroad. Stay for a minimum of two weeks and gain an understanding of the language, customs, and culture of this country. This program is available in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.

Volunteer in South America with Frontier

For volunteers looking for adventure or wildlife, Frontier’s projects in central & south America offer a great range of experiences. In Costa Rica, you could monitor big cats, help release sea turtle hatchlings or work with primates. For more adventure, our 10-week group tour through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica offers a blend of culture, history and conservation.

Program fees from $180! Apply now with IVHQ.

Participants may choose from nearly ten program options in Argentina with International Volunteer HQ. Individuals may join childcare, heath care, or education-focused projects while developing a deeper bond with the locals. Typically, programs last for two weeks to a month.

Global Volunteer Network

Immerse yourself into the South American culture through a volunteer program offered by Global Volunteer Network. Participants may choose to partake in projects based in Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, or Peru. Depending on the program and location, volunteers can contribute to gender equality and teaching, community development, animal conservation, or childcare. Applicants must at least be 18 yea...

Volunteer Work Abroad Opportunities

Delve into a South American community through Love Volunteers' international philanthropic program. Worldwide volunteers can engage in a four-week or more community service project in developing countries like Ecuador and Peru. The program includes Jungle Conservation, Community Development, and Assisting the Elderly.

International Student Volunteers

Take in the wonders of South America in International Student Volunteers volunteering and adventure travel program in Ecuador. Pick from a large selection of projects like whale monitoring, community development, environmental education, and organic agriculture. Program fees include activities like rock climbing in the Andes and rappelling down a 90-foot waterfall.

Volunteering Solutions

There are 18 community development projects tailored by Volunteering Solutions throughout South America. Participants are able to select a program that would best suit their preferences and interests, work with locals, and gain an entirely fresh perspective on their host country. Placements are offered in Peru and Ecuador with work options like English Teaching, Childcare in Orphanages, and An...

GoEco - Volunteer Abroad in South America

Take part in our exciting and unique volunteer opportunities in South America! From the street lights of Buenos Aires to the Andes Mountains, GoEco offers a wide array of options for volunteers interested in South America. Get to know a Bolivian family, make friends with worldwide travelers in Patagonia, or learn about conservation on the Galapagos Islands!

Kaya Responsible Travel

Travel to South America as a volunteer. Kaya Responsible Travel offers programs teaching English to children in local communities, helping with wildlife conservation activities, and assisting in rural hospitals and clinics. Placements are available in many countries, including Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. South American programs are available to independent or groups of participants at least 18 y...

United Planet

There are six volunteer programs offered in South America through United Planet. Participants will be able to choose from projects involving Education, Environment, and Human Rights. Placements are in Latin American countries including Bolivia, Peru, or Ecuador. Have the chance to learn about the country's people, society, and culture by engaging in projects with locals and home stays.


Live in South America for a few weeks and work in a marine turtle institute in Uruguay with Adelante International Internships and Study Abroad. Volunteers are given the responsibility of capturing and tagging young green turtles, documenting their activities during nesting and hatching, and helping with guided tours of the sanctuary.

ELI-Experiential Learning International

ELI - Experiential Learning International offers an assortment of volunteer programs in South America, from nutrition and working with special needs children in Ecuador and community development in Rio de Janeiro, to environmental conservation and tourism in Chile. Some programs require intermediate to advanced Spanish. Language classes are available in Portuguese-speaking countries.


Work at a kindergarten or daycare in the South American country of Peru with GeoVisions and get the chance to change the lives of children in Lima and Cusco. Participants take on the role of volunteer teaching assistant and help supervise students in their daily schoolwork. The program includes accommodation with a host family and full board.

Breaking the Mold of Volunteer Work: Fees from $150

Journey to South America on a volunteer project from UBELONG and discover a wide range of opportunities in the fields of Scientific Research, Psychological Counseling, and Medical Care. In the Peruvian city of Cusco, volunteers can choose to teach at a local kindergarten, assist in the care of abused children, or help manage an after-school center.

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