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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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.
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  • Prices: from US$945
  • 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.

  • Prices: from US$1,695
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 3 weeks +
  • 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.
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  • Prices: from US$3,595
  • 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
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  • Prices: from US$745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: EMW

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.
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  • Prices: from US$2,345
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 week +
  • Project code: PRA

Ecuador Experience

Contribute towards one of our worthwhile local community initiatives before heading off into the steamy Amazon jungle for an epic adventure!

  • Prices: from US$1,595
  • 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!

  • Prices: from US$2,945
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Project code: CII

Rio de Janeiro Women's Empowerment

Embrace Brazil and its irresistible culture in the beach-side city of Rio de Janeiro, where you will be supporting local women through teaching new trades and learning new skills yourself.

  • Prices: from US$1,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: BWE

Rio De Janeiro Community Development

Help improve the quality of life of impoverished communities in the vibrant and colourful city of Rio de Janeiro
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  • Prices: from US$1,195
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: RCD

Brazil Favela Restoration Project

Help bring hope to this favela community by helping to restore homes and buildings; you will find the work deeply rewarding as you make a tangible difference to the the local population.
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  • Prices: from US$1,395
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: BBH

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