A volunteer in South America takes a photo of Machu Picchu while on a weekend break from his project in Peru.

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean and support local people while exploring local cultures

Volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean with Projects Abroad. We offer many different placements across several countries, so you’re sure to find a project that suits you. Whichever project you choose, you’ll become part of ongoing efforts to support a need we’ve identified. 


You can get involved in vital conservation efforts, from rescuing baby sea turtles to protecting the Belize Barrier Reef. For those who enjoy working with children, you can support their educational development while teaching them new skills. You can also volunteer in South America and help to discover ancient artefacts at an Archaeology Project in Peru.


These are just some of our incredible volunteer opportunities in Latin America. We take care of all your project details, so all you have to focus on is the valuable work you do at your placement. Our staff are also available 24/7 to help you if you need it, and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Projects available in Latin America and the Caribbean

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A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From INR157,000

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.

From INR132,000

Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru
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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From INR109,500

Volunteer with Children in Peru
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Work with local teachers to support early childhood development at disadvantaged childcare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From INR169,500

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Students release turtles for their conservation volunteering in Mexico.

From INR129,500

Conservation Volunteering in Mexico
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Become part of ongoing conservation efforts on the Pacific coast and help protect endangered sea turtles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female Medical intern examines a patient's mouth with a doctor during a Medical Outreach Programe in Mexico.

From INR146,500

Medicine Internship in Mexico
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Get medical work experience by learning directly from doctors and doing outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.

From INR162,000

Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A team from Projects Abroad take part in construction volunteering in Jamaica to build playhouse for local school

From INR142,000

Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica
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Use your hands to make a difference and build important infrastructure in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female Business staff stand in a line with Projects Abroad interns on their Businnes Work Placement in Mexico.

From INR190,500

Business Internship in Mexico
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Work at a consulting firm in Guadalajara and gain invaluable business experience to boost your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Latin America and the Caribbean experts on:

011 40079295

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Latin America and the Caribbean

Currently, we run a range of projects in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. In most of the countries, you can support children’s education and work in local disadvantaged schools. Then, we also have projects that work towards solving a need that is unique to a country.


In Mexico, you can help to protect endangered sea turtles and take part in wildlife research. Or, spend time in the stunning Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, helping to preserve unique wildlife species. You can also learn more about preserving forests and cave ecosystems in Costa Rica. 


Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, you can volunteer in Belize or Jamaica. In Jamaica, many communities lack proper sanitation, so we build toilets. In Belize, you can take part in conservation activities surrounding the Belize Barrier Reef or focus on public health issues.


There are also many volunteer opportunities in South America. Participate in excavations and uncover ancient Incan and Wari ruins in Peru, or help raise awareness of human rights in Argentina.


Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that you’ll become part of ongoing efforts to make a tangible difference in local communities.

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SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.