Volunteering in Latin America

South and Central America has a great mix of history, culture, nightlife and variety, making it an ideal location to volunteer abroad or to take part in an adventure travel vacation.

In Costa Rica, Frontier conservation volunteers on our Costa Rica Big Cats, Primate and Turtle Conservation project can help with conservation and survey work with some of the world’s most iconic animals. We also offer a variety of teaching and language courses, allowing volunteers to improve their Spanish while earning their TEFL certificate teaching English to local kids.

Our Central America Ethical Adventure Trail is a group trek taking in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, visiting many of these countries’ most amazing locations and unique activities, while also offering the chance to take a volunteering placement as part of the trip. With a similar agenda, our South America Ethical Adventure Trail visits Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

Community and welfare placements are also available, including the Venezuela Healthcare project - a medical volunteering program at a local health clinic – and the Bolivia Child Refuge project.

Have a look at our volunteer programs in South and Central America and find the one for you:

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Carry out important survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of Global Warming as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
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  • Prices: from US$1,595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CBP

Fantasy Gap Year

Too many countries to choose from? Why not join this incredible 30 week adventure for the amazing discounted price of £7299! That's a saving of over 10% and over £900 off the total price.
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  • Prices: from US$15,345
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 30 weeks
  • Project code: FGY

Costa Rica Teaching

Teach English and support local community projects whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colourful culture of Costa Rica's friendly, welcoming people.
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  • Prices: from US$1,040
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: COS

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 4 weeks

Travel through some of the most amazing countries of Central America and experience some of the incredible opportunities they have to offer you.
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  • Prices: from US$3,995
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Project code: AAT

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
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  • Prices: from US$5,695
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CAX

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.
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  • Prices: from US$1,895
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BZM

Costa Rica N.G.O. Media & Journalism Internship

Bring your creativity and initiative to report on and promote the Frontier Costa Rica field projects and develop the essential skills needed for a budding journalist.
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  • Prices: from US$3,645
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Journalism
  • Duration: 2 Months
  • Project code: CJI

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
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  • Prices: from US$1,595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Discount
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: CCL

Belize Manatee Conservation

Enjoy the white sands, blue waters and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere of Belize while making a valuable contribution to the protection of this rare and elusive species and their under threat habitats.
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  • Prices: from US$1,895
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Group
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: BMT

Colombia Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Colombia.

  • Prices: from US$1,945
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Marine
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: COM

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