An Abundance of Adventure

Volunteer in Latin America

Find the true spirit of community, kindness and adventure along the Caribbean coast.

Volunteer in Latin America with GVI and explore a land endowed with lush forests, pristine beaches, Mayan ruins and wonderful, welcoming local communities.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Latin America volunteer projects


Whether you are on a gap year, a volunteering holiday, a career break or are looking for an internship programme, volunteering in Latin America with GVI will ensure you will be able to make a difference  during your time in the  region, while offering the opportunity for personal growth and development

Choose from exciting project locations in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru, all offering a variety of projects in:

  • Animal Care
  • Teaching
  • Early childhood development
  • Construction, and;
  • Wildlife and Marine Conservation.


Where does GVI work in Latin America?

In Costa Rica, you can get involved in our wildlife conservation projects in Cahuita, or opt for our community development projects in Cimarrones.

You can look forward to teaching disadvantaged children English, Art or Sport, tracking the elusive jaguar through the rainforests, volunteering on sustainable construction projects, or helping preserve the unique biodiversity that calls Costa Rica home for future generations.

In Mexico, we dive into the tropical waters of the Mesoamerican reef to perform critical marine conservation off the coast of Puerto Morelos

Get ready to contribute towards the conservation of endangered sea turtles or even earning your PADI Divemaster while contributing to valuable marine conservation initiatives.

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.
Enjoy a Belizean fish BBQ on the beach
Get immersed in Garifuna music and culture
Practise sunrise yoga on a beach pier
Dive Belize's iconic Blue Hole
Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef of Belize
Visit a wildlife rescue sanctuary
Spend the day at Secret Beach
Learn to make Belizean chocolate