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Volunteer in Latin America

If you’re looking to volunteer in South and Central America, or spend some of your gap year in the region, Frontier has a huge amount of options. We also offer two adventure travel tours – the Central America Ethical Adventure Trail and the South America Ethical Adventure Trail. These professionally guided adventure tours explore some of the greatest natural and man-made wonders of Latin America as well as taking part in a variety of adventure sports and activities. Natural and man-made sites include Machu Picchu, the Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca, Palenque, Tikal and Copan. Adventure activities include scuba diving, kayaking, zip-lining and volcano boarding.

Volunteering options include conservation volunteering placements such as our Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtle Conservation project, in which volunteers take part in wildlife conservation surveying in the amazingly biodiverse country of Costa Rica. We also offer medical volunteering placements in Honduras, journalism placements in Argentina, teaching places placements Peru, Honduras and Ecuador, and opportunities to learn Spanish in Honduras and Costa Rica.

For more information on any of our projects in South and Central America, take a look at our listings below. Click on “Apply Now” and complete our online application form. A volunteer advisor will then give you a call back to find the best placement for you, whatever you want to experience or achieve.

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Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.

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"My 6 weeks on the frontier trail were amazing. It's my first trip to central america and havi..."

prices from AU$5045

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 10 weeks

Project Code: CAX

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.

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"What more could you dream of having sun kissed beaches a 10 minute walk away, monkeys swinging fr..."

prices from AU$345

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CBP

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Costa Rica Teaching

Costa Rica Teaching

Teach English and support local community projects whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colourful culture of Costa Rica's friendly, welcoming people.

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"No two days are the same, and I'm very happy to have shared this experience with all the love..."

prices from AU$315

Region: The Americas

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: COS

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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.

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"I'd never done anything like this before , so was nervous of the unknown but this was hands d..."

prices from AU$545

Region: The Americas

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BZM

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Belize Manatee Conservation

Belize Manatee Conservation

Enjoy the white sands, blue waters and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere of Belize while making a valuable contribution to the protection of this rare and elusive species and their under threat habitats.

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"My name is Natalie, I have traveled to Caye Caulker, Belize from Ontario, Canada. I have come her..."

prices from AU$545

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BMT

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Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

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"The project is a great place for non-scientists as well as people with a scientific background. I..."

prices from AU$345

Region: The Americas

Activity: Discount

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CCL

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Costa Rica Teaching and Big Cats

Costa Rica Teaching and Big Cats

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica

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"The Costa Rica  Teaching and Big Cats conservation project is a great mix of jungle camp lif..."

prices from AU$945

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: minimum 1

Project Code: CTB

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Costa Rica Conservation and Community Adventure

Costa Rica Conservation and Community Adventure

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica.

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"I really wanted to work for a social project and mainly at a school so I went to Costa Rica and s..."

prices from AU$945

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: minimum 1

Project Code: CCA

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Costa Rica Teaching and Primates

Costa Rica Teaching and Primates

Participate in our Conservation and Community Adventure whilst living in the surroundings of beautiful Costa Rica

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"During my time on the project I hoped to learn about the wildlife of Costa Rica and about survivi..."

prices from AU$945

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 1 week+

Project Code: CRTP

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Costa Rica Climate Change Course Credit Internship

Costa Rica Climate Change Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

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"I'm on my last day here in Costa Rica waiting for my flights which I hope are cancel..."

prices from AU$3195

Region: The Americas

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: CCLCC

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