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Volunteer in South America

Volunteering in South America in 2020 with IVHQ

Volunteer in South America with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted organisation for volunteering in South America. IVHQ has over 10 years of experience in placing international volunteers on South America volunteer programs and we offer a diverse range of short-term volunteer abroad programs in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador.

As a volunteer in South America in 2020 with IVHQ, you will play a hands-on role in supporting important community projects which support the long-term goals of your host community. You will have the opportunity to be immersed in the local community as a volunteer, while exploring South America in your free time. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organise volunteer trips to South America and we specialise in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities.

Whether you want to volunteer in South America and learn Spanish, take a volunteer trip for summer or during a semester break, or go volunteering in South America for a gap year or career break, IVHQ has a South America volunteer opportunity for you.

Best South America Volunteer Programs in 2020

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to South America with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in South America. Whether you want to volunteer and teach English in South America, support construction projects, wildlife volunteering, or nursing and medical volunteer abroad projects, IVHQ has volunteer work in South America in 2020 that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in South America with confidence, knowing they’ll be supported at every step of the journey. With online training, airport pick-ups, program orientations, safe accommodations and meaningful volunteer work, IVHQ offers the best South American volunteer programs.

Applying to volunteer in South America is simple, once you have decided where to volunteer in South America and which project you would like to join, you can apply online.

Learn more about how to volunteer in South America in 2020 and explore our South American volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.

Volunteer in Argentina
Buenos Aires and Cordoba
Volunteer in Argentina - Cordoba with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Community Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Healthcare Special Needs Care Sports Education Sports Teaching/Education
Program fees
Buenos Aires from $640 (2 weeks) to $2,190 (12 weeks)
Cordoba from $325 (1 week) to $2,265 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Brazil with International Volunteer HQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
Between 20 and 40 volunteers start each month
Projects
Carnival Childcare Community Development Sports Teaching English
Program fees
From $545 (2 weeks) to $3,845 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Colombia
Bogotá and Cartagena
Volunteer Abroad in Colombia with IVHQ
Only 18 years and over are eligible
Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Community Construction and Renovation Elderly Care Feeding the Homeless Sports Development Teaching English Teaching
Program fees
Bogota from $270 (1 week) to $3,580 (24 weeks)
Cartagena from $470 (2 weeks) to $2,250 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Ecuador
Quito and Santa Elena
Volunteer in Ecuador with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 10 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care Community Development Environmental Education Kindergarten Music NGO Support Physical Education School Break School Support Shelter Support Sports Education Sports Healthcare Street Children Work Teaching English
Program fees
Quito from $270 (1 week) to $1,775 (12 weeks)
Santa Elena from $365 (1 week) to $1,905 (12 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Peru
Lima and Cusco
Volunteer in Peru with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start the first and third Monday of the month
Between 5 and 20 volunteers start each month
Projects
Andean Immersion Animal Care Childcare Community Support Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Conservation Holiday Experience Jungle Conservation Medical Campaign Medical Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English
Program fees
Cusco from $330 (1 week) to $4,375 (24 weeks)
Lima from $180 (1 week) to $2,980 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the registration fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!