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Volunteer Latin America Reviews

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I decided to take 6 months out to help organisations that were doing wildlife conservation and animal rescue. Luckily I found the Volunteer Latin America site and straight away I got really excited about all the possibilities! I created lists and lists of cool locations and projects! I worked at 6 projects in a row in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. It was incredibly fulfilling to work for these places and I met like-minded people and made lots of new friends as well as experiencing the countries day by day from a working perspective as opposed to tourism. And it has been an amazing experience and I owe it to the Volunteer Latin America site which I have been living by. Thank you for all these wonderful opportunities!

All the best

Maureen Doyle

This is great research! Thank you so much for your efforts and your partnership. I will reach out to these organizations and see if we have a good match.


Maria Bottoni

I used the services of Volunteer Latin America a few years ago. The matches they assisted me find were spot on. Even though I am in my early sixties I was welcomed into projects as diverse as assisting in a trekking business training local guides in Bolivia, a reforestation project in Ecuador and the incredible experience with the Shuar Arutam in the jungles of Ecuador. I have travelled extensively but become disillusioned with what I call "voyeur travelling". Volunteering allowed me to become part of a community and do something meaningful and make a difference. Thank you Volunteer Latin America.

Ian Christesen

My mum came across volunteer Latin America 3 years ago now. We proceeded to go through the website in order to volunteer in a remote village in Costa Rica helping with turtle conservation. It was a pinical point in my life as it inspired me to be where I am now - studying marine biology at Bangor university. I thank this organisation so much and to hope it helps others like me and the causes it aims to help.

Morgan Difalco

I stumbled upon Volunteer Latin America when I was planning to travel around South America for part vacation and volunteering in wildlife sanctuaries. Signing up with this organisation was one of the best moves for me as it made my research so much easier and cut the amount of time sitting behind a computer all day. Membership is affordable and the set up of the site is very streamlined and well organised. It was very easy to enter countries and fields you were interested in and with one click away a whole list is drawn up of non-profit organisations for volunteering. I would highly recommend signing up if you want to make life easier while you are looking for areas to volunteer and dedicate your time.

Deneka De Sousa