Volunteer in Community Development in Central America

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International Volunteer HQ

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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Frontier

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...

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Kalu Yala

The Outdoor Recreation Program’s objective is to provide the residents and visitors of Kalu Yala with high-quality recreational opportunities that promote health, education, and culture by preserving Kalu Yala’s extraordinary biological diversity. Here, you will study different land management practices and will set the standard for tourism in Kalu Yala. You will also be responsible for raising...

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GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

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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Love Volunteers

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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GVI

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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Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad offers the opportunity for volunteers of all ages to join our Care project in Costa Rica, This childcare project is based in day care centers and kindergartens. Based in Heredia and San Jose, volunteers will spend their days at their Care placements, and return to their host family accommodation in the afternoon. At the placement, volunteers typically run educational games and g...

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Cross-Cultural Solutions

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

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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Kaya Responsible Travel

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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ELI Abroad

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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Costa Rica: Premier Group Global Volunteering Adventure

Here's a place to roll up your sleeves and make a difference - in just one to two weeks! Couples, families and groups of students, alumni and employees are encouraged to serve together 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 ...

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ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Heredia is a relaxed Costa Rican city filled with enjoyable parks, lively plazas, and friendly locals. In Heredia, Costa Rica, we have relationships with a variety of organizations, especially in the educational and geriatric service fields. Throughout your program, you will create a service-learning portfolio, which is a compilation of reflection-based assignments and activities. Through se...

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Volunteer & Surf Panama

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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Volunteer With Children in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala

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...