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community development in south & central america

community development in south & central america
a continent of fiery spirit & astounding landscapes

There are few things that give a greater sense of achievement than rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in community development work. Volunteering in South and Central America on your gap year or career break gives you the opportunity to work in an orphanage, see what a difference you can make teaching at a local school and even introduce your own grassroots economic development project as you travel in South and Central America. Immerse yourself in the local community for an original, rewarding and exciting adventure meeting new friends and discovering a spellbinding new country when volunteering abroad.

Have a look at our community development programs for your perfect gap year in South and Central America and book yourself onto the adventure of a lifetime:

The Americas, Community Development

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Peru Adventure & Community Development

Help at an under-resourced and under-funded community centre that provides a lifeline for women and children struggling to live and cope with extreme poverty, then visit ancient Machu Picchu.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,045

  • Prices: from $2,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: PRA

Galapagos Islands Community Development & Agriculture

Join a combination of community tourism and volunteer work to address the needs of the indigenous human population through community development and education, or therapy for disabled children.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $745

  • Prices: from $745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: GIC

Ecuador Missionary Work

Help enrich the lives of local disabled children as you immerse yourself in traditional Ecuadorian life in the vibrant city of Quito
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $595

  • Prices: from $595
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: EMW

Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

Gain experience and new skills in the journalism field whilst staying in Argentina, a country renowned for its spectacular scenery and bustling capital city; Buenos Aires.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,895

  • Prices: from $2,895
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Internship
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Project code: AJI

Ecuador Experience

Contribute towards one of our worthwhile local community initiatives before heading off into the steamy Amazon jungle for an epic adventure!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,295

  • Prices: from $1,295
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 19 days
  • Project code: ECX

Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary

Work in an animal rescue or conservation centre as you aid in the care and welfare of some of Costa Rica’s most enigmatic and elegant residents.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,745

  • Prices: from $1,745
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 month +
  • Project code: CRW

Brazil Favela Restoration Project

Help bring hope to this favela community by helping to restore homes and buildings; you will find the work deeply rewarding as you make a tangible difference to the the local population.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,395

  • Prices: from $1,395
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: BBH

Brazil Sports Coaching and Community Outreach Work

Bring direction and focus into the lives of the children of an underdeveloped favela with a project based around the positive influences of sports and the nurturing of artistic talent.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $945

  • Prices: from $945
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: BSC

Ecuador Organic Farm & Reforestation

Assist by working in the organic fruit and vegetable gardens, take care and manage the animals and work in the tree nursery and with the reforestation projects.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,195

  • Prices: from $1,195
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: ECO

Argentina Learn Spanish & Community Project in Buenos Aires

Experience this enchanting destination, learn Spanish and benefit the local community by helping with creative, sporting or health activities.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,995

  • Prices: from $1,995
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: ARC

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