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Volunteer Opportunities in South America

Volunteer Opportunities in South America

If you are thinking about volunteering abroad in South America, we say go for it! GivingWay offers 100s of non-profit organizations to choose from, spectacular nature, incredible cultures, and considerably low travel and living expenses. Throughout your research you’ll come across countless non-profits and social initiatives operating across South America - from Rio De Janeiro’s favelas to small villages in rural Peru. This means that the setting of your volunteer work will be just as diverse as the causes and operations you’ll come across. This also means that with the right preparation, you can find exactly the volunteer opportunity that you’re looking for. Volunteer opportunities include wild animal rescue, animal rehabilitation, literacy, art education, health care, and more.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

RAREC

July 1st: Volunteer in a Conservation Center in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon!

Iquitos, Peru.
July 1 - July 15, 2018
Working together with the local community, we have built a center for wildlife rescue and environmental education, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. With our rescue efforts, we help the species’ survival in the present. With our outreach programs, we help preserve the species’ future. Just as important as our rescue efforts are our outreach programs. We engage in education and information campaigns at a local level, and with your help, we will be able to reach more people around the world.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Biodiversity Research Institute

The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.

42 Reviews

RAREC

Working together with the local community, we have built a center for wildlife rescue and environmental education, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

7 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organization based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We currently support two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community.

6 Reviews

Biblioworks

BiblioWorks is a sustainable nonprofit that promotes literacy and education in Bolivia.

3 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Varsana Eco Village

Our volunteer program is especially for those who want to experience the life of an Eco Village, engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming, eco building, sustainable tourism, yoga retreats, oriental art, etc.

2 Reviews

Esperanza Verde International

Esperanza Verde is a Wildlife Rescue Centre and Conservation project based in the Amazon Jungle.

9 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Merazonia Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation centre for trafficked and abused Amazonian animals, located on 250 acres of rainforest, in Mera, Ecuador, South America.

9 Reviews

The Light and Leadership Initiative

We are a close-knit family of volunteers working with the community of Huaycan, Peru to provide empowering educational classes and workshops to women and children.

1 Review

How to Volunteer in South America

How to find volunteer opportunities in South America

Ever thought you’d be assisting research at Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, teaching children at Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, or building a greenhouse in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni? Unless you are a very specific dreamer, you’re volunteering fantasy probably never went that far.But choosing a volunteering destination in South America starts from considering the settings you’re drawn to the most - urban or rural, mountain or valley, snowy or sunny. Each country and area have their own character. So go further than Peru, Argentina, Chile or Brazil and don’t hesitate to look for just the right place.

Best time to volunteer in South America

South America has steep differences in altitude which makes its atmosphere change dramatically between areas. This means that there is no single best time to visit and volunteer in South America in general, rather, to find the best location-weather combinations. You’ll find the Galapagos best in June and Patagonia from November through February. Being near the equator, Peru is a popular volunteering destination whole year long - being mild both during winter and summertime.

Essential information about South America

Flights might be expensive and trains operate mainly in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. If you're planning to volunteer in South America, it's best to book flights between countries in advance. Visas are usually required - so make sure your passport is valid!