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Volunteer in Central America

Do you want to volunteer in Central America? International Volunteer HQ is proud to be the world’s most trusted and affordable provider of Central America volunteer programs.

We have over 9 years of experience in providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer opportunities in Central America with programs available in three Central American destinations; Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

Visit the home of clear seas, lush forests and rich culture. Experience ancient ruins, live like a local and make a valuable contribution to important community and environmental projects through volunteering in Central America.

Every year, thousands of international volunteers choose to join volunteer trips to Central America with IVHQ and we have the largest range of project options for volunteers in Central America. Whether you are interested in teaching, childcare, construction, animal care, sea turtle conservation, environmental conservation, special needs care, elderly care or healthcare volunteering abroad, IVHQ has volunteer work in Central America that is suitable for volunteers with a range of skills and experience.

Learn more about how to volunteer in Central America with IVHQ and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.


Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Healthcare
  • Turtle Conservation
  • Eco-Agriculture Conservation
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Special Needs Care
  • Holiday Experience
  • Spanish Service Learning Course
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on each Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located throughout Costa Rica, with the large majority based in and around San Jose.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$345 (1 week) to US$3640 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 40 and 80 volunteers start on our Costa Rica volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Costa Rica!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Medical
  • Animal Care/Animal Rights
  • Eco-Agriculture Conservation
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Working with the Elderly
  • Special Needs Care
  • Holiday Experience
  • Spanish Service Learning Course
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on each Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Antigua and surrounding villages and towns.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$310 (1 week) to US$3085 (24 weeks).

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How Many?

Between 20 and 50 volunteers start our Guatemala volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Guatemala!

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Projects
  • Childcare
  • Teaching English
  • Animal Care/Animal Rights
  • Maya Agriculture
  • Special Needs Care
Who?

English-speaking volunteers 18 years and over, or those volunteering with a parent or guardian are eligible to apply.

When?

Volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of every month.

Where?

Volunteer placements are located in Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán state on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$270 (1 week) to US$1100 (8 weeks).

Check out our affordable volunteer program fees.

How Many?

Between 5 and 20 volunteers start on our Mexico volunteer program each month, making IVHQ one of the most popular volunteer organizations in Mexico!

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