Volunteer in Latin America & the Caribbean
Is volunteering in Latin America and the Caribbean calling your name? International Volunteer HQ has 14 years experience in providing the world’s most trusted and affordable Latin America volunteer programs.
Every year, thousands of people from across the globe choose to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean with IVHQ, as it enables them to support important community and conservation projects, while being immersed in Latino and Caribbean cultures and learning from unique local traditions. IVHQ offers a huge range of impactful volunteer programs in South America, Central America and the Caribbean that are suitable for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Wondering what Latin America volunteer work is available? Whether you want to volunteer in Latin America and learn Spanish, teach English in the Caribbean, support local coffee producers, help conserve the Amazon Rainforest or participate in medical volunteering, IVHQ has a Latin America volunteer opportunity for you.Apply Now
Why volunteer abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean with IVHQ?
Whether you’re seeking mission trips to Latin America and the Caribbean, or simply want an easy and affordable way to organize your Latin America gap year, IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and you can volunteer for 1 - 24 weeks. With flexible booking, additional Covid-19 safety measures, program orientation, 24/7 support, safe accommodation, meaningful volunteer work and everything in-country organized for you, IVHQ is the most trusted volunteer organization in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Best Caribbean & Latin America volunteer programs in 2021 & 2022
Discover the top places to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean right now. You can find out more about Covid-19 entry requirements here and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean below.
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”IVHQ is, by far, the best volunteer program I have tried. You will feel like your projects are important and truly impact the community. The coordinators are fantastic and make you feel safe and comfortable, like you're part of the family. I know that I will continue volunteering with IVHQ in the future! I loved the structure of the program. We were able to work in the morning (which I loved) and after lunch we were free to explore the city. I cannot begin to describe how meaningful this experience was for me. This was by far the best thing I have ever done in my life!”
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Common questions about volunteering in Latin America and the Caribbean
What volunteer work in Latin America and the Caribbean does IVHQ offer?
Volunteering in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021 or 2022 is an opportunity to make a significant impact during a time of need.
IVHQ offers the largest range of volunteer opportunities in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Whether you want to volunteer and teach English in Latin America, support construction projects, wildlife volunteering, environmental conservation or nursing and medical volunteer abroad projects, IVHQ has volunteer work in Latin America and the Caribbean that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.
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How much does it cost to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean?
IVHQ makes it super easy and affordable to book volunteer trips to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our fully hosted Latin America volunteer programs start from only $180 for 1 week and include accommodation, meals, airport pickup, orientation and comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.
How to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean
Applying to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean is simple! Once you’ve decided which Once you have decided where to volunteer in Latin America or the Caribbean and which project you would like to join, you can apply online. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment needed at this stage. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip.
You can learn more about how to get started here.
What are the best Latin America mission trips for 2021 & 2022?
IVHQ offers a diverse range of mission trips to Latin America and the Caribbean. Choose from 10 of the most sought after destinations across the continent for your Caribbean or Latin America service trip:
- Costa Rica - San Jose, Manuel Antonio, the Central Highlands and coastal locations
- Guatemala - Antigua and the Pacific Coast
- Peru - Lima and Cusco
- Ecuador - Santa Elena and Quito
- Brazil - Rio De Janeiro
- Argentina - Buenos Aires and Córdoba
- Colombia - Bogotá and Cartagena
- Jamaica - Ochos Rios
- Puerto Rico - San Juan
- Belize - Private island off the coast of Belize
Is it safe to volunteer in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Thousands of IVHQ volunteers travel to Latin America and the Caribbean every year without encountering any issues. We have a comprehensive approach to managing safety and reducing risks across all of our programs, which gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy. This includes:
- All local teams are trained in volunteer management, are required to undertake first aid training and ensure that programs adhere to IVHQ’s Risk Management Policy.
- All IVHQ volunteers receive pre-departure and 24/7 in-country support, are required to have travel insurance and are strongly encouraged to take our online pre-departure training which can be accessed for free.
- Covid-19: IVHQ’s volunteer programs have only reopened in countries where local government and health guidelines deem it safe. With additional health and safety measures in place along with our flexible booking policy, you can book your volunteer trip to Latin America and the Caribbean with confidence.