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Volunteer in Central America

Volunteering in Central America with IVHQ

Volunteer in Central America with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted organization for volunteering in Central America in 2020. IVHQ has over 10 years of experience in placing international volunteers on Latin America volunteer programs and we offer a diverse range of short-term volunteer opportunities which are available year-round in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

As a volunteer in Central America with IVHQ, you will play a hands-on role in supporting important community projects while being immersed in a new culture, working alongside local people and learning from unique local traditions. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organize short-term volunteering in Central America and we specialize in providing safe, responsible and affordable volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

If you are looking to volunteer in Central America for summer, during a semester break, as part of a gap year or career break, or if you would like to take a volunteer vacation, IVHQ has a program for you. You can choose to volunteer in Central America for 1 week or more, and we’ll ensure that you make a valuable contribution no matter how long you have to volunteer.

Best Central America Volunteer Programs in 2020

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to take volunteer trips to Central America with IVHQ and we offer the largest range of volunteer opportunities in Latin America. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife volunteering, nursing or medical volunteer projects, IVHQ has volunteer work in Central America that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Our volunteers trust us to ensure they can volunteer abroad in Central 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 is proud to offer the best Central America 2020 volunteer programs.

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

Learn more about our 2020 Central America volunteer opportunities available below:

Volunteer in Costa Rica
San Jose, Manuel Antonio and across Costa Rica
Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with IVHQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 40 and 80 volunteers start each month
Projects
Childcare Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Healthcare Holiday Experience Medical Campaign Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English Turtle Conservation
Program fees
From $370 (1 week) to $4,845 (24 weeks)
Language requirements
English
Volunteer in Guatemala
Antigua and Sipacate
Volunteer in Guatemala with International Volunteer HQ
All ages. Plus under 18 volunteer opportunities
Programs start every Monday
Between 20 and 50 volunteers start each month
Projects
Animal Care/Animal Rights Childcare Construction and Renovation Eco-Agriculture Holiday Experience Mayan Cultural Immersion Medical Campaign Medical Spanish Service Learning Course Special Needs Care Teaching English Beach & Turtle Conservation Working with the Elderly
Program fees
From $320 (1 week) to $3,915 (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!