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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:

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Galapagos Islands Community Development & Agriculture

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.

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"I was clearly underestimating the wonders of the Galapagos archipelago.  I thought I had thi..."

prices from AU$945

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: GIC

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Costa Rica Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

prices from AU$2145

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 month +

Project Code: CRW

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Argentina Journalism Internship in Buenos Aires

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.

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"I had always wanted to try my hand at journalism but never pursued that career path at home. Arme..."

prices from AU$3595

Region: The Americas

Activity: Internship

Duration: 2 months

Project Code: AJI

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Ecuador Missionary Work

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

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"My experience in Ecuador far exceeded my expectations! The most special part of volunteering for..."

prices from AU$745

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: EMW

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Ecuador Experience

Ecuador Experience

Contribute towards one of our worthwhile local community initiatives before heading off into the steamy Amazon jungle for an epic adventure!

prices from AU$1595

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 19 days

Project Code: ECX

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Peru Adventure & Community Development

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.

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"What a satisfaction! I have been working with Frontier for two weeks in Peru. I loved that land a..."

prices from AU$2545

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: PRA

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Canadian Farmstay Volunteer Programme

Canadian Farmstay Volunteer Programme

A rewarding Farmstay project where volunteers will have the opportunity to get out into rural canada and gain some hands-on experience on a family run farm.

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"My stay here at the farm is awesome!! I love it! For me it's like a dream came true! I love w..."

prices from AU$3145

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 week+

Project Code: CFP

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Brazil Favela Restoration Project

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.

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"My favorite part of volunteering with on this project was just being able to go to a favela three..."

prices from AU$1745

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: BBH

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Volunteer with Children in Mexico

Volunteer with Children in Mexico

Immerse yourself in the Caribbean way of life whilst making an invaluable contribution to the lives of some of the poorest children in the astonishing Mexico.

prices from AU$2095

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 2 weeks +

Project Code: VME

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Dominican Republic NGO Internship

Dominican Republic NGO Internship

Experience the day-to-day running of a grassroots NGO.

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""Peaceful village, friendly people, good travel possibilities, good experiences to help deve..."

prices from AU$2345

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: DRN

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