Volunteer in South America

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Volunteering Abroad in South America

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974 Volunteer Abroad Programs in South America

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Immerse in the lively South American culture in a volunteering program from Global Volunteer Network. Placements are available in the fields of Healthcare, Construction, and Education. Program is available in Brazil, Peru, and Argentina.

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Contribute to community volunteer projects based in rural villages located around Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Volunteers can also get involved in projects held around Huaraz, the Adventure and Trekking capital of Peru. Program participants work on various building projects, including basic housing, community halls, clinics, school classrooms, water storage tanks, and sanitati...

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Transform children's lives - mentor, teach, volunteer, and learn in Peru! Read books in English, help them with art projects, assist teachers with recreational activities, work on light labor projects, help with gardening assignments, and more. This is a great opportunity for students, families and enthusiastic individuals of all ages! Global Volunteers works very closely with local host par...

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Volunteers For Peace (VFP) offers over 3,000 affordable, short-term voluntary service projects in 90+ countries, including nearly 50 projects year-round in Ecuador. These international voluntary service projects are an opportunity to participate in meaningful community service while living and interacting in an intercultural environment. Work projects include: construction/renovation of low-...

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For those interested in studying biodiversity and conservation then there couldn’t be a better place to learn than on the most unique and fascinating islands in the world. The Galapagos are located about 1000km from mainland Ecuador and are famous for their fragile ecosystem and amazing biodiversity. The islands are considered to be very special and because of this the human footprint must be k...

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Participate in incomparable volunteering programs through Performing Arts Abroad. Typically lasting for one month, participants can choose from four distinct opportunities in Ecuador. Participants will gain a better comprehension of international theater, dance, and music as they share their talents with Ecuadorian youth.

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Have the great opportunity to volunteer and rescue and research turtles in Guyana. Why of all the destinations where these programs are offered should you go to Guyana? Our program in Guyana is unique because you work alongside amerindian people on one of the last unspoiled beaches of this world with no structures and surrounded by rainfores & Mangrove forests. These unspoiled beaches go on for...

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Help conserve nature, care for the elderly, or assist in housing projects in South America while improving Spanish language skills with The Intern Group. This program is open to worldwide participants throughout the year.

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YFU cultural exchange volunteer programs provide the ultimate reality check to a worldview based on stereotypes. YFU helps young adults make a difference and make the world their home. Through YFU cultural exchange we help them to appreciate differences and embrace similarities. YFU volunteers in Ecuador have the opportunity to give back to their host communities, all while being immersed i...

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The third largest country in South America, it shares borders with Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia and also Chile. A large mountainous country on the Pacific coast of South America, Peru offers a range of choices for a visitor. Although in recent years Peru has benefited from a rise in tourism offer some economic relief, millions of Peruvians live below the poverty line. More than half of...

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Volunteer with the Iko Poran Association in Brazil and help children from low-income families in Rio de Janeiro develop their social skills and encourage them to develop a healthy appreciation for higher education. Volunteers are expected to provide children with care and attention, teaching them vital skills to be competitive in a rapidly developing economy. Duties and responsibilities includ...

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The English Opens Doors Program is part of the Chilean Ministry of Education and supported by the United Nations Development Programme-Chile. As a government-run program, the contributions that volunteers make are part of a historic education reform occurring in the country right now. Ideal applicants are between 21 and 35 years old, and have their bachelor's degree or equivalent. Applicant...

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Shadow doctors 20+ hours/week abroad through the Atlantis Fellowship. 1-8 week Fellowships during winter, spring, or summer breaks.

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With 15 volunteer programs to choose from, participants can explore the culturally-rich region of South America, gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish language, and vist some of the most significant sites in their chosen host country. These programs are designed by EcuaExplora and have various volunteer projects available including Health, Education, and Wildlife Conservation.

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Mente Argentina allows international participants to partake in meaningful volunteer placements in South America. Participants can experience Argentina while striving to improve the overall stability of the local communities. This volunteer experience includes placements in Community Health, Youth Development, and HIV Outreach.

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There are four programs for participants to choose from upon volunteering with ISA South America. A diverse array of volunteer types await them in Peru, Chile, or Brazil. Volunteers will be fascinated by the many civilized cultures within the region as they partake in community service projects that are offered year-round.

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Volunteer with Globalteer in South America. Experience the vibrant culture of Argentina and work with Howler monkeys, or help street children in Colombia where you can help them have a life and education they otherwise could not.

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Open to American and Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old, this Greenheart Travel volunteer program is situated in the nation of Chile. Volunteers will work in a childcare-centered program in order to help children who have been maltreated and abandoned recover and develop. Participants will live in a guest house for the duration of their stay.

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See the South American health care system from the inside as a volunteer with CFHI in Argentina, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Programs include Dental Care, Sexual Health, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and more. They are open to students from around the world who are at least 20 years old. Get to explore an Andean and Amazonian community, walk the streets of Quito in Ecuador, and learn about the c...

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Live in South America through volunteer programs with the Isabela Oceanographic Institute. Placements cater to those interested in teaching English to over 600 students in elementary, middle school, and high school levels, located on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. Volunteers may also conduct lessons to adults in their local communities. Volunteers aged 20 and above from all over the world are...

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Warm and fun-loving Brazilians are waiting to share their love of samba, football, a yummy bean dish called feijoada and their delicious caipirinhas with you! Can you think of a better way to experience Brazilian culture than living with a local host family where you will be considered part of the famí­lia? In exchange for a clean and comfortable room and full board, all you have to do is sh...

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Volunteering in Brazil, as in any part of the world, is not an easy issue at all but may have a rewarding return for the wonderful experience it offers. Thinking about that and also thinking about the improvement the civil society would acquire with a foreign perspective of the problems it faces, CI Experience and its local partners idealized a program of volunteering that has been developed an...

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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”, Albert Einstein. The business leaders and policy makers of the future will have to use their imagination in solving the economic, social and environmental problems of the world. The “Emerging Market Initiatives” give the possibility of imagining and inventing a world where poverty, inequality and environmental problem...

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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.

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International Medical Aid (IMA) offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for doctors, medical residents, medical students, and pre-med undergraduates to work in busy international hospitals, mentored by our outstanding staff of dedicated physicians and other healthcare professionals. We collaborate with an extensive network of public and private hospitals to provide rewarding hands-on programs ...

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Intern abroad with Linguistic Horizons in the Sacred Valley of the Incas! Our program is located between Cuzco & Machu Picchu in the town of Urubamba, Peru. This program is ideal for people who want to go off the beaten path and have a truly immersive experience. You'll learn about the local culture of the people in Urubamba as well as the indigenous Andean communities in the surrounding ar...

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Intern Brazil is a career-development company that facilitates exchange programs in Brazil through internship and volunteering opportunities. The company provides participants with a life-changing personal and professional experience. Intern Brazil creates tailor-made programs by finding the right internship, housing, and visa aid, and providing a real immersion in the Brazilian culture. Int...

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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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We offer three types of program at two different locations/bases: 1) Travelling Classroom - Our award winning travelling classroom program is a unique blend of learning Spanish and travelling adventure. Based in a beautiful country of huge diversity with golden palm fringed beaches, exotic jungles, spectacular and mysterious mountains, ancient indigenous cultures and the beat of exotic Lati...