Welcome to Volunteer Latin America
We provide information on volunteer work opportunities in Central and South America. We cater to international volunteers looking for opportunities to volunteer for free or at reasonable cost in the Latin American region. We are strong advocates of ethical volunteering and free volunteer work abroad. We provide international volunteers with all the information they need to get involved in volunteer work that matches their needs or personal interests, including the possibility of volunteering abroad for free. We provide a mutually beneficial bridge between those wanting to work abroad and hundreds of Latin American NGOs seeking the assistance of international volunteers. Whatever your interests - career break or student volunteering, environmental or free volunteering - we can connect you to suitable volunteer opportunities in Central and South America. The benefits of volunteering abroad via the greenest voluntary work advisor on the planet include gaining access to a fantastic range of free volunteer opportunities and minimal effort of your part. We aim to enrich the lives of international volunteers and encourage those who have been previously deterred from volunteering abroad in Central or South America because of spiralling costs.
Volunteering Abroad Shouldn't Cost the Earth
We strongly believe international volunteers should be able to volunteer abroad without paying large participation or placement fees. Why work through expensive gap year or placement agencies when there are numerous opportunities to volunteer for free in South America and Central America? Why work through a third party organisation when you can easily arrange the logistics of the trip yourself and save the placement fee? The benefits of volunteering independently include cheaper volunteering and much more flexibility in almost all aspects of the volunteer abroad experience. Independently organised (do-it-yourself) volunteer work abroad is also the most ethical form of volunteering as any money paid goes directly to the cause rather than (typically) generating profits for the gap year or placement agency. Anyone intending to undertake volunteer work abroad should endeavour to work through grassroots voluntary organisations and maximise the benefits for the local community. And the money independent volunteers save by setting up their own placement can be used to cover travel expenses, extend a trip, or volunteer abroad for a longer period of time in Central and South America.
Save Hours of Frustrating Research on Volunteering Abroad
Often, the hardest part of planning an independent volunteer abroad experience is actually finding information on the programs themselves, particularly free volunteer opportunities. However, this task is relatively easy if you know which resources to utilize to go about finding relevant information for Central and South America. A Volunteer Guide makes the hardest part of planning a volunteering trip relatively simple by providing precise information on worthwhile, safe, fun and legitimate voluntary work programs in the environmental and humanitarian sectors. The environmental volunteering we offer is as varied and interesting as you might imagine, ranging from working with animals to conservation programs. We also provide information on a wide variety of humanitarian aid programs, such as volunteering with children to working in hospitals. This site in combination with the Volunteer Latin America Facebook page helps simplify the daunting task of planning independent voluntary work abroad by connecting you to hundreds of low-cost and free volunteer work opportunities in Central and South America.