Volunteer Abroad in Central America

There are 115 organizations offering a total of 374 GoNomad Volunteer Abroad programs

Projects Abroad

Experience and explore Central America with a Projects Abroad's international volunteering program in Costa Rica. With this two to four week program, participants from all over the world can make a positive contribution to the local community. This program provides a variety of volunteer options including Social Services, Community Development, and Childcare.


Global Vision International (GVI) offers various volunteering programs in Costa Rica, where participants can choose from service options that best suit their personal preferences or skills. Volunteers will engage with the local culture while joining in on fun excursions.

World Endeavors

  • Volunteer in Costa Rica with World Endeavors

    World Endeavors offers exciting programs that allow participants to experience Costa Rica while contributing to the community in a meaningful way. Volunteers can choose from a variety of projects including teaching, orphanage assistance, environmenta...

Oyster Worldwide

  • Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

    Spend some time in the wild coastal areas of Costa Rica, working with a local charity to help protect adult and baby turtles facing extinction and are increasingly at risk. This programme offers you the opportunity to be part of a vital project that ...

Academic Programs International

Experience meaningful travel in Central America with Academic Programs International. Students will get the chance to partake in community service activities in the serene nation of Costa Rica. Typical volunteers are those Americans and Canadians who easily embrace new cultures, are ready to work on community service projects under tropical conditions, and are interested in protecting the natural environment.


  • IPSL Guatemala: Food Justice - A Holistic Approach to Health

    The IPSL Guatemala experience can be created as a customized program, or you can apply for a standard program (set dates). It is an intensive and interactive study abroad and service opportunity where students engage with the culture, food, lifestyle...


Gapforce offers meaningful volunteer abroad programs in Central America. Participants have the chance to make a difference in the lives of locals through community based projects. Volunteers can choose to volunteer in Belize or Guatemala. Programs are open to individuals who are at least 17 years old.

Globe Aware

Discover the charm of Central America with Globe Aware. International volunteers can have a service learning experience for two weeks in Youth Development, Childcare, and Community Health.

Operation Wallacea

  • Operation Wallacea - Honduras

    Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data coll...

Love Volunteers

Since 2009, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help those in real need. Join us now for a safe, fun, and sustainable volunteer program in Central America for a truly memorable experience abroad! Check out our exciting program options!

GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

Volunteering and adventure collide in Central America in GoEco programs. Get the opportunity to lend a helping hand in Costa Rica. Participants worldwide can choose from an array of volunteer options, which include Social Work, Community Development, Conservation and Animal Rescue.

Global Leadership Adventures

  • GLA Costa Rica - Volunteer Programs for Teens

    Travel to Costa Rica and make a difference in an area or field you are most passionate about through any of the teen volunteer programs offered by Global Leadership Adventures! Your options are as follows: - Animal Rescue Project™ - Spanish Se...

Outward Bound Costa Rica

Costa Rica Rainforest Outward Bound School has 3 programs in 1 location. Programs are offered in Costa Rica

Greenheart Travel

  • Volunteer at an Animal Rescue Center in Costa Rica

    Based on a private ecological reserve in the rainforests of northern Costa Rica, this Eco-Reserve and Animal Rescue Center was founded to give endangered, injured and abandoned animals a home. Volunteers a the project focus on rehabilitating animals ...

Hibiscus Travels

  • Gap Year: Service & Spanish Language Abroad

    This program is for participants in their gap year or long-term holiday who would like to learn Spanish in Costa Rica and participate in international community service. The program blends Spanish language and culture courses with service learning...

Pod Volunteer

Experience Central America while giving back through a volunteer placement with Personal Overseas Development. Participants can dive in the Belize Barrier Reef to help support Reef Conservation or work with endangered animals at "The best Little Zoo in the World," or work with children in orphanages. Adventure junkies will be more than satsified by oppotunites to zip line, scuba dive, spelunk, or sail, but others can just relax on the beach during downtime in Central America.

Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA)

GoBeyond Student Travel

Lifeworks has 4 programs in 4 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and British Virgin Islands

Volunteering Solutions

Volunteers may pick from six programs in Central America created by Volunteering Solutions. These placements give participants a whole new volunteering experience where they can work in the areas of Disability Issues, Orphanages, and Healthcare. They are immersed into a new culture and language while helping the local population.

Putney Student Travel

  • Costa Rica Service Programs | Putney Student Travel

    Travel to Costa Rica, a model of conservation and biodiversity, and find out why this beautiful country's people are some of the world's happiest. For high school and middle school students we offer Service and volunteer summer programs. We also offe...

Carpe Diem Education

  • Central America Semester | Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

    Learn about Sustainability and immerse yourself in Spanish language over the course of Carpe Diem's Central America semester. Learn about endangered marine life while getting an Open Water SCUBA certification, help protect natural coastlines and turt...

Global Dental Relief

  • Volunteer With Children in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala

    Global Dental Relief's Guatemala clinic kicks off in Antigua, the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Central America and Mexico. The first day in Antigua is spent walking cobblestone streets and learning about the vast history of this ancient capita...

Monterrico Adventure

  • Learn Spanish & Volunteer in Monterrico, Guatemala

    Enjoy the 'Buena Onda' of Antigua & Monterrico, spending quality time in Antigua followed by sea turtle and marine conservation in a hammock-swinging coastal village on Guatemala's best ocean beach! Guatemala’s ‘must visit’ destination Antig...

American Institute For Foreign Study

  • AIFS Study Abroad in Costa Rica: Semester or Year

    Spend a semester or academic year in the lively capital of San José with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 23 credits per semester from Universidad Veritas through various courses and internship opportunities. Courses are taught in English and Spanish. No p...

Rustic Pathways

Help preserve the pristine natural environment of Central America with Rustic Pathways. The month-long international philanthropic program is open to prospective participants from around the globe that have a passion of helping mankind and the environment. Program options include Marine Conservation, Community Development, and Sports Volunteering. Available in the countries such as Panama and Costa Rica.

Intercultura Costa Rica

  • Spanish Immersion AND Volunteer Project

    In addition to our Spanish programs we offer volunteer projects throughout Costa Rica for anyone 18 or over. Volunteer in the areas of social work, education (most popular teaching English to local kids in public schools & kindergarten), nature & env...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

Embark in a journey towards discovering the culture of Central America with ISA. Based in Costa Rica, participants from across the globe will receive a well-rounded service learning experience while taking part in a wide range of volunteer work.


InterExchange has 29 programs in 14 different locations. Programs are offered in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, France, Germany and 9 other countries.

Pacific Discovery - Gap Year, Summer & Semester Programs Abroad

  • Central America Gap Year Semester | Pacific Discovery

    Expect life-changing experiences while on an overland journey through the cultural heart of Central America: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. On our Central America Semester, you'll travel in a fun, safe and supportive group of 14 students ...

Global Works - Travel with Purpose

  • Guatemala: International Development

    Immerse yourself fully in the Guatemalan culture! From sight seeing, to volunteering this program allows you to experience the must see places and the road less traveled! Practice your Spanish as you work along side community members in community dev...

Tico Lingo - Spanish Immersion School

  • Sea Turtle Rescue and Spanish Immersion Program

    The Sea Turtle Rescue and Spanish Immersion program offers students the unforgettable opportunity to learn Spanish while making a difference at the same time. Tico Lingo has partnered with a nonprofit organization in Costa Rica dedicated to saving le...

Blue Ventures

  • Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

    Volunteer with Blue Ventures and explore the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Belize is home to the stunning Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site where our marine conservation work is based. Our dive expedition...

Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School

ESL - Language studies abroad

  • ESL - Volunteering Programmes Abroad

    ESL - Language studies abroad offers a programme that combines language study and volunteering. There are two stages: first is attending an intensive language course and second is participating in a rewarding experience through volunteerism. ESL - La...

The National Registration Center for Study Abroad

  • Study & Volunteer in San Jose, Costa Rica

    Study Spanish and volunteer in one of a variety of projects in Costa Rica with The National Registration Center for Study Abroad. Volunteers spend 20 hours per week for two or more weeks in 50-minute group Spanish classes with a maximum of five stude...

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