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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


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.

72 Reviews

Muchik

We are an organisation that helps children and adults in public schools and institutions to learn English, French, and German as a second language. In Salaverry most people can

2 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

Intiwawa

Intiwawa is a young nonprofit organisation fighting poverty in San Isidro and surrounding villages.

3 Reviews

Banco de Alimentos de Buenos Aires (Food Bank of Buenos Aires)

Banco de Alimentos is a non profit organization that help people suffering from hunger. We act by requesting donations of food, out of the commercial market but fit for consumption, companies, farmers and supermarkets, in order to store, sort and distribute it to 1.062 community organizations.

10 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

FEMM Ecuador

We are an Ecuadorian private, non-government and non-profit organization, we have been working on research and conservation of Marine Mammals for 30 years with the support of volunteers and recently carrying out projects with marine-coastal protected areas to preserve them in a better way.

1 Review

NGO APRODE PERU

We are a non profit organization that contributes in the promotion of human, social and sustainable development in Peru; seeking for the welfare of people in poverty, extreme poverty and people in social risk.

2 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Tinguacó Foundation

We are a young non-profit organization that was founded in Bogotá, Colombia with the purpose of bringing friends together from different backgrounds and providing them with a platform to share their knowledge and talents with different vulnerable communities by organizing/supporting workshops and developing projects that are sustainable and have a social or cultural cause.

6 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!