Volunteer in South America

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Volunteering Abroad in South America

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GeoVisions

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.

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Global Volunteers

Transform children's lives - mentor, teach, volunteer, and learn in Peru for one to two weeks! 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 closel...

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Volunteer Abroad Programs with ISA

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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Oyster Worldwide

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 islands are considered to be very special and because of this, the human footprint must be kept to a minimum. Recent challenges have been the whaling industry, too many samples being collected and foreign flora and fauna,...

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Fronteering

Grab this lifetime opportunity to join a team of talented and experienced guides, working alongside them to develop sustainable tourism in the Pantanal! For 8 weeks, you will become involved with local guides; learning about the huge role of land preservation and sustainable tourism. Other than making a difference to local ecosystems, you will build connections with people while developing r...

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The Intern Group

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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South America semester - Ecuador and Peru

Study Spanish, participate in service learning projects, and live with host families. Explore Amazons cloud forest, surf the mighty Pacific, take an introductory course on sustainable organic farming and permaculture, among other things. Embrace the ethos of yoga and learn from local shamans at the Sacred Valley. Take a break from major cities with the stark contrast the rural areas offer. ...

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Academic Programs International

Interested in volunteering and gaining an enriching experience abroad? API offers a broad range of experiential programs and projects. No matter your preferences or area of expertise, we have the right placement! Plus, we will assist you in identifying a program that matches your budget, schedule, needs, interests, and passions. Our available areas include Social Services, Child Care, Enviro...

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Volunteer in Ecuador

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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Teach English in Chile: English Opens Doors Program FEE FREE

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 occuring in the coutnry right now. Ideal applicants are between 21 and 35 years old, and have their bachelor's degree or equivalent. Applicants...

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A Broader View Volunteers Corp

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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Win a $2,500 scholarship to travel abroad with ScholarTrips

What’s your dream travel experience? Submit a short video or essay answering this question, and you could win up to $2,500 from ScholarTrips to study or volunteer in the country of your choice. For over a decade, Allianz Global Assistance has been helping students explore the world and experience new cultures—and this year it could be you! It is our commitment to help anyone, anywhere, and a...

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Volunteer with Vive Peru

Experience South American Culture by staying in homestays and volunteering with Vive Peru. Volunteers can work in Rural Health Clinics or teaching Music to children. Living with a Peruvian family can help volunteers learn Spanish and experience the culture.

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Build Abroad

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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Mente Argentina

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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IOI Galapagos

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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Globalteer

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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Greenheart Travel

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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Child Family Health International

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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Cultural Homestay International

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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Volunteer Program in Brazil

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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International Medical Aid

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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Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data collection, and train them in the skills and background that's needed to help effectively. There's also the option to complete dissertations or senior ...

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Professional Internships in Brazil with Intern Brazil

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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Custom Internships - Sacred Valley of the Incas, PERU!

Intern abroad with Linguistic Horizons in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located between Cusco & Machu Picchu! This program is ideal for people who want to go off the beaten path and have a truly immersive experience. You'll improve your Spanish, learn about the local culture of the people in Urubamba, and the indigenous Andean communities in the surrounding areas. Participants will inte...

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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...

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Peru Volunteer

Peru is the perfect destination for volunteer work and learning the Spanish language. Volunteer in Education, English, Sports, or after-school daycare. Combinations between projects are possible. In the Sport project, you will assist a teacher in the primary school in the mornings. You participate in general sport lessons, with gymnastics, volleyball, football, and other activities. With ...

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Kiya Survivors: New Beginnings for children in Peru

'Quilla' pronounced 'Kiya', is the Quechuan word for moon, the symbol of new beginning. Kiya Survivors aims to do just that. Through education, therapy, love and laughter, Kiya Survivors encourages new beginnings for children with special needs, abused and abandoned young people and families living in poverty. As a Kiya volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work in eclectic environm...