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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 Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. IVHQ has over 10 years of experience in placing international volunteers on Central America volunteer programs and we offer a diverse range of short term volunteer abroad programs available year-round.

As a volunteer in Central America with IVHQ, you will play a hands-on role in supporting important community projects which support the long-term goals of your host community. IVHQ makes it easy and affordable to organize short term volunteering in Central America and we specialize in providing safe, affordable and responsible volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

Whether you want to travel and volunteer in Central America during a semester break, as part of a gap year or career break, or if you would like to take a volunteer holiday, IVHQ has an opportunity for you.

Best Central America Volunteer Programs

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 volunteer projects, nursing or medical volunteering, 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 offers the best Central America 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 how to volunteer in Central America and explore our volunteer opportunities available in the destinations below.


Projects
  • Childcare
  • Working with Children - Manuel Antonio
  • Teaching English
  • Teaching English - Manuel Antonio
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare - Manuel Antonio
  • 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
  • Turtle Conservation
  • 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 and around Antigua, the Turtle Conservation project is based in Sipacate on the Pacific coast.

How Much?

Volunteer program fees range from US$310 (1 week) to US$3595 (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$1740 (12 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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