Volunteer Abroad in South America

There are 145 organizations offering a total of 740 GoNomad Volunteer Abroad programs


  • South America Explorer with Gapforce

    Visit two of South America’s most iconic countries – Peru & Ecuador – and discover the lost lands of the Incas! Start your adventure in South America with intensive Spanish lessons before stepping up the adventure with an epic trek across t...

Kaya Responsible Travel

Travel to South America as a volunteer. Kaya Responsible Travel offers programs teaching English to children in local communities, helping with wildlife conservation activities, and assisting in rural hospitals and clinics. Placements are available in many countries, including Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. South American programs are available to independent or groups of participants at least 18 years of age.


Global Vision International has 162 programs in 40 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, Belize, Brazil, Chile, China and 35 other countries.

Connect-123 Internship Programs

Volunteer with Connect-123 in one of Latin America’s most exciting cities, Buenos Aires! Explore Argentina, improve your Spanish and give back to the community! Connect-123 offers hands-on projects in fields such as community service, economic development, health care, youth development, among others. Programs have flexible start dates and durations, and are available to worldwide volunteers.


Dive into the South American culture by volunteering with Maximo Nivel. Volunteers take part in community building, childcare, and teaching projects in Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. The programs are available all throughout the year with a maximum length of six months. Volunteers can earn academic credits.

ELI Abroad

ELI - Experiential Learning International offers an assortment of volunteer programs in South America, from nutrition and working with special needs children in Ecuador and community development in Rio de Janeiro, to environmental conservation and tourism in Chile. Some programs require intermediate to advanced Spanish. Language classes are available in Portuguese-speaking countries.

World Endeavors

Contribute to the greater good with World Endeavors' international volunteer program. Travel to South America and live in Ecuador or Brazil for a few weeks. Worldwide volunteers can explore while volunteering the local communities. This program includes Wildlife Conservation, Community Development, and Teaching Children.

Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide has 7 programs in 6 different locations. Programs are offered in Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Romania, Tanzania and Zambia

Academic Programs International

Academic Programs International (API) has 44 programs in 10 different locations. Programs are offered in Argentina, Costa Rica, England, France, Hungary and 5 other countries.


Participate in a volunteer service project while studying in South America with IPSL. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills while immersing in the local culture, as they provide services that benefit the local communities.

The Intern Group

  • International Internships & Volunteer Programs in Colombia

    The Intern Group is the leading provider of internship programs in the emerging market of Colombia! We provide international students with internships in top private companies, NGOs and state ministries. Our programs are regularly featured on CNN Int...

Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI)

Live in South America through volunteer programs with the Isabela Oceanographic Institute. Placements cater to those interested in teaching English to over 600 students in elementary, middle school, and high school levels, located on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. Volunteers may also conduct lessons to adults in their local communities. Volunteers aged 20 and above from all over the world are welcome to apply.

Mente Argentina

Mente Argentina allows international participants to partake in meaningful volunteer placements in South America. Participants can experience Argentina while striving to improve the overall stability of the local communities. This volunteer experience includes placements in Community Health, Youth Development, and HIV Outreach.

Globe Aware

  • Volunteer with Global Aware - Care for Cuzco

    Volunteer abroad in Cusco, the enchanting ‘belly button’ of the Inca civilization and the main doorway to Machu Picchu - one of the world’s greatest wonders. With its narrow, cobblestone streets, Inca stonework, and women in ancient dress, you ...

Love Volunteers

Become a Love Volunteer in South America and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Check out our exciting programs and sign up now!

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

There are 18 community development projects tailored by Volunteering Solutions throughout South America. Participants are able to select a program that would best suit their preferences and interests, work with locals, and gain an entirely fresh perspective on their host country. Placements are offered in Peru and Ecuador with work options like English Teaching, Childcare in Orphanages, and Animal Welfare.

Visions Service Adventures

Make a change while immersing yourself in South America's diverse culture. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and rich jungles. Placement is available to worldwide participants throughout the year.

Pod Volunteer

Volunteer amongst the beauty of Belize from the isolation of Tom Owens Caye to the bustling jungle surrounding the Belize Zoo. Work with children in rural villages, animals in the jungle, or fish on the reef and help conserve the beauty of this little country.

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

There are four programs for participants to choose from upon volunteering with ISA South America. A diverse array of volunteer types await them in Peru, Chile, or Brazil. Volunteers will be fascinated by the many civilized cultures within the region as they partake in community service projects that are offered year-round.

Putney Student Travel

  • Summer Service Program in Peru | Putney Student Travel

    Settle into village life in the Sacred Valley on this high school community service program in Peru. Work closely with locals on a building project, teach English to children at an elementary school, practice the traditional weaving methods with a lo...

Cultural Homestay International

Cultural Homestay International has 3 programs in 3 different locations. Programs are offered in Dominican Republic, France and Spain

Travel For Teens

Travel For Teens has 67 programs in 24 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark and 19 other countries.

American Institute For Foreign Study

  • AIFS Study Abroad in Buenos Aires: Semester or Year

    Spend a semester or academic year in the charismatic, sophisticated city of Buenos Aires, Argentina with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 16 credits through either a Latin America Studies Program, an Immersion Program, or a Certificate in Latin America Stud...

Rustic Pathways

Travel through South America with Rustic Pathways Peru. This exciting two to four week adventure and service program offers international participants a chance to explore the Peruvian plains. This program offers projects including Building Maintenance, Youth Development, and Teaching English.

i-to-i TEFL

  • Volunteer Abroad with an i-to-i TEFL/TESOL Course

    If you're looking for the perfect volunteer abroad opportunity, then take an i-to-i TEFL qualification. With our range of classroom & online TEFL courses, you'll be able to start teaching and traveling quicker than you thought possible! The cours...

Pacific Discovery - Gap Year, Summer & Semester Programs Abroad

Pacific Discovery has 22 programs in 9 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Thailand and 4 other countries.

Academia Buenos Aires

  • No-Cost Volunteer Programs in Buenos Aires

    Academia Buenos Aires offers you the possibility to combine Spanish courses with no-cost volunteer work. You can work in different organizations and projects in the capital city, discovering particular problems and benefiting people in many sectors. ...

CIS Abroad

CIS-Center for International Studies has 74 programs in 10 different locations. Programs are offered in Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, Ireland and 5 other countries.

Greenheart Travel

  • Teach English in a Homestay in Argentina for 1-3 Months

    Greenheart Travel's Teach English in a Homestay program in Argentina offers the opportunity to become an English tutor with a local host family, while sharing their everyday life in the city of Rosario. English tutors spend 15 hours per week teach...

Volunteer Latin America

  • Volunteer at Amazon Animal Orphanage

    Volunteer Latin America is an animal and eco-friendly organisation that helps people volunteer for free or at reasonable cost. It aims to connect prospective volunteers to some of the best volunteer programs abroad in Central and South America. This...

Youth For Understanding (YFU)

Youth For Understanding USA has 42 programs in 37 different locations. Programs are offered in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria and 32 other countries.

Carpe Diem Education

  • South America Semester | Carpe Diem Education Gap Year

    Trek to the sprawling Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and try your hand at bartering in the indigenous markets of Otavalo. Discover traditional music, hike near the surrounding lakes and waterfalls, and visit the traditional market in Peguche. Spend time...

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

Volunteer in South America in at least six countries, including Peru, Chile, and Brazil, with The National Registration Center for Study Abroad. The center offers a broad range of Spanish language study and volunteer projects, such as social services, healthcare, and education. Programs include board and lodging, and medical insurance.

Andeo International Homestays

  • Gap Programs in Ecuador

    Andeo International Homestays offers gap programs in Ecuador. Program participants can choose from an array of programs, from Spanish language courses to volunteering opportunities, or combinations of different programs. Language programs are held at...

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