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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:

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Peru Adventure & Community Development

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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"What a satisfaction! I have been working with Frontier for two weeks in Peru. I loved that land a..."

prices from £1099

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 week +

Project Code: PRA

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Ecuador Missionary Work

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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"My experience in Ecuador far exceeded my expectations! The most special part of volunteering for..."

prices from £339

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: EMW

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Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

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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"I had always wanted to try my hand at journalism but never pursued that career path at home. Arme..."

prices from £1699

Region: The Americas

Activity: Internship

Duration: 2 months

Project Code: AJI

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Galapagos Islands Community Development & Agriculture

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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"I was clearly underestimating the wonders of the Galapagos archipelago.  I thought I had thi..."

prices from £429

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: GIC

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Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary

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 £799

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 3 weeks +

Project Code: CRW

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Ecuador Experience

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 £747

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 19 days

Project Code: ECX

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Canada Indigenous Community Experience

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 £1399

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 weeks

Project Code: CII

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Guatemala Construction

Guatemala Construction

Improve the quality of life for impoverished families in Antigua Guatemala by helping them to construct new and permanent homes.

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"Volunteering   If you are looking to spend some time off helping others, diving head..."

prices from £429

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: GUC

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Panama Island Teaching Experience

Panama Island Teaching Experience

Make a positive and rewarding contribution to the lives of adorable children and create unforgettable lasting memories in beautiful Panama!

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"I volunteered for 3 weeks at a primary school and I really enjoyed the volunteer work, although i..."

prices from £399

Region: The Americas

Activity: Partner

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: PTX

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Guatemala Teaching

Guatemala Teaching

Help teach English to enthusiastic yet underprivileged children in the historic and beautiful town of Antigua.

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"The staff were very good. Whenever I had any problems or questions about my volunteer program I f..."

prices from £699

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: GTT

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