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community development in south & central america

community development in south & central america
a continent of fiery spirit & astounding landscapes

There are few things that give a greater sense of achievement than rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in community development work. Volunteering in South and Central America on your gap year or career break gives you the opportunity to work in an orphanage, see what a difference you can make teaching at a local school and even introduce your own grassroots economic development project as you travel in South and Central America. Immerse yourself in the local community for an original, rewarding and exciting adventure meeting new friends and discovering a spellbinding new country when volunteering abroad.

Have a look at our community development programs for your perfect gap year in South and Central America and book yourself onto the adventure of a lifetime:

The Americas, Community Development

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Costa Rica Conservation and Community Adventure

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: minimum 1
  • Project code: CCA

Costa Rica Teaching and Primates

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: 1 week+
  • Project code: CRTP

Costa Rica Teaching and Turtles

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$795

  • Prices: from US$795
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: minimum 1
  • Project code: CTT

Peru Adventure & Community Development

Help at an under-resourced and under-funded community centre that provides a lifeline for women and children struggling to live and cope with extreme poverty, then visit ancient Machu Picchu.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$2,045

  • Prices: from US$2,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: PRA

Galapagos Islands Community Development & Agriculture

Join a combination of community tourism and volunteer work to address the needs of the indigenous human population through community development and education, or therapy for disabled children.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$745

  • Prices: from US$745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: GIC

Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary

Work in an animal rescue or conservation centre as you aid in the care and welfare of some of Costa Rica’s most enigmatic and elegant residents.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,745

  • Prices: from US$1,745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 month +
  • Project code: CRW

Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

Gain experience and new skills in the journalism field whilst staying in Argentina, a country renowned for its spectacular scenery and bustling capital city; Buenos Aires.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$2,895

  • Prices: from US$2,895
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Internship
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Project code: AJI

Ecuador Missionary Work

Help enrich the lives of local disabled children as you immerse yourself in traditional Ecuadorian life in the vibrant city of Quito
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$595

  • Prices: from US$595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: EMW

Ecuador Experience

Contribute towards one of our worthwhile local community initiatives before heading off into the steamy Amazon jungle for an epic adventure!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,295

  • Prices: from US$1,295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 19 days
  • Project code: ECX

Canada Indigenous Community Experience

Help rebuild the indigenous communities of the Secwepemc people and immerse yourself within their culture amidst the unspoiled beauty of British Columbia!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$2,395

  • Prices: from US$2,395
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Project code: CII

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