Volunteer programs in South America

America is the world’s second largest continent. It has a population of nearly 964 million inhabitants. The continent is divided into three parts: North America, Central America, and South America. Cooperating Volunteers operates in 5 countries in Central America and South America.

If you’re interested in participating in a volunteer program in Latin America, look no further than Cooperating Volunteers.

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Below, you will find the various volunteering programs organized by Cooperating Volunteers on this continent:

Volunteer programs in Argentina

Argentina is one of the most vibrant and well-known countries in South America, owing to its people and incredible landscapes. Our volunteer programs in Argentina are:

  • Childcare volunteer program: You’ll be tasked with looking after children aged between 0 and 6 years old, or between 6 and 12 years old.
  • Teaching volunteer program: You’ll have the chance to work in a school, providing the children with academic support.
  • English teaching: You’ll help teach English to primary, secondary and college students in the province of Buenos Aires.
  • Medical volunteer program: This volunteer program is designed for medical students who are looking to provide medical support to elderly patients.
  • Workshops: You’ll be able to run different workshops in the centres in which we operate, where you can teach one of your skills.
  • Sports volunteer program: This program has been developed for sports lovers who want to teach and coach different sports for children in underprivileged communities in Argentina.
  • Construction volunteer program: You’ll help the community by helping to repair their houses, schools, churches, etc.

Volunteer programs in Brazil

Brazil is one of the most joyous and fast-growing countries in South America. Our volunteer programs in Brazil are:

  • Youth Teaching Program: You will provide support to young people through English, artistic, and cultural activities.
  • Community Program: You will support the children at the center to help them change their lives and build an equal future for all.
  • Animal Rescue Center Program: You will be responsible for rescuing, rehabilitating, and reintegrating wild animals into their habitat.
  • Wildlife Conservation: You will work at the Wildlife Conservation Center, helping prepare meals for the animals, taking care of their cleaning, among other tasks.
  • Childcare Program: You will support children who are under state custody due to domestic violence situations in their homes.
  • English Teaching Program: English classes will be taught to local children.

Volunteer programs in Colombia

Work on a volunteer program in Colombia; a wonderful country that will astonish you by its impressive landscapes and the joy of its people.

  • Teaching Volunteer Program: You will assist local teachers in conducting classes for children and youth, contributing your experience and knowledge.
  • Teaching and Recreational Activities Program: You will provide support to the teaching staff in local primary or secondary schools in suburban neighborhoods.
  • Environmental Protection and Sustainable Community Development Program: You will collaborate in the protection of the ecosystem.
  • Daycare Program: These are government centers that offer daycare services to families who cannot afford them.

Volunteer program in Costa Rica

There are various available volunteering programs in Costa Rica:

  • English teaching volunteer program: Assist teachers in various schools with the teaching of English, both to adults and children.
  • Childcare volunteer program: The program takes place in local nurseries. The goal is for children to have fun while learning English and interacting with the volunteers.
  • Sports volunteer program: Work in Physical Education (PE) in elementary schools in San Ramón.
  • Construction volunteer program: The volunteers will collaborate in the construction of houses in rural areas.
  • Special needs support volunteer program: volunteers will work in two centres for disabled people. One of these is for children, the other for adults.
  • Turtles volunteer program: you will protect and care for nesting turtles.
  • Wild animal rescue volunteer program: participants are integrated into the animal care routines of the projects that are carried out in the sanctuary.
  • Women’s Empowerment volunteer program

Volunteer programs in Chile

There are various available volunteer programs in Chile

  • Teaching Volunteer Program: You will provide support to young people through English, artistic, and cultural activities.
  • Construction Volunteer Program: Volunteers will assist the community in Coihueco with the renovation and construction of their houses, schools, churches, medical centers, or community centers.
  • Agriculture Volunteer Program: tasks may include planting and watering crops, cleaning the farm, and harvesting fruits and vegetables as needed at the time.

Volunteer program in Ecuador

These are the available volunteer programs in Ecuador:

  • Childcare volunteer program: the fisherman villages have community nurseries that are lacking in basic services. The assistance of the volunteer will help the day-to-day running of these centres.
  • Teaching volunteer programs: volunteers will collaborate in the education of underprivileged children in various centers.
  • Special needs support volunteer program: This volunteer program consists of assisting caregivers of individuals with physical and mental disabilities, helping to provide personalized care to these individuals.
  • Agriculture and community tourism volunteer program: The volunteer’s work is focused on enhancing the development of sustainable agriculture.
  • Animal rescue and rehabilitation volunteer program: volunteers will contribute to the conservation of one part of the Amazon Jungle.

Volunteer programs in Guatemala

These are the available volunteer programs in Guatemala:

  • Teaching and academic support volunteer program: In Guatemala, the level of teaching is relatively low. All of the children who have access to basic education need academic support classes in reading and writing, mathematics and other subjects.

Volunteer programs in the Galapagos Islands

These are the available volunteer programs in the Galapagos Islands:

  • Conservation volunteer program: volunteers will be expected to help highlight the importance of environmental education and the production of organic foods, as well as other eco-friendly activities. 
  • English teaching volunteer programe: Volunteers will assist teachers in giving English classes to children.

Volunteer programs in Mexico

This fantastic country offers many interesting activities. The available volunteer programs in Mexico are:

  • Teaching volunteer program
  • Disability support volunteer program
  • Permaculture and agroecology volunteer program
  • Environmental conservation volunteer program
  • Sea turtles volunteer program

Volunteer programs in Peru

Cooperating Volunteers run a teaching volunteer program in Peru. This project is aimed at educating children who don’t go to school and those with certain difficulties. It also gives classes for adults. For more information, visit our volunteer programs in Peru website.

  • Teaching volunteer program—Our educational programme is extensive. We collaborate with various schools throughout Cuzco and Huanchaco, teaching English and other subjects.
  • Medical volunteer program—Our medical volunteer program is focused on supporting different local clinics.
  • Support for Women in Meal Centers voluteer program —This program seeks to empower the women of the Huanchaco community by boosting their self-esteem and devising tools that allow them to work and earn a wage.
  • Animal rescue and rehabilitation volunteer program
  • Montessori-type Teaching volunteer program
  • Assistance volunteer program for Children with Different Abilities

Volunteer programs in Panama

Panama is one of those countries that are guaranteed to blow you away, owing to its vast cultural and natural diversity. The available volunteer programs in Panama are:

  • Teaching and academic support volunteer program
  • Teaching and family development volunteer program
  • Children from indigenous communities teaching volunteer program
  • Women empowerment volunteer program
  • Sports volunteer program
  • Construction volunteer program
  • Social media volunteer program
  • Animal and natural resources conservation volunteer program
  • Turtle work volunteer program
  • Children with special needs volunteer program

Volunteer programs in Nicaragua

Cooperating Volunteers run several interesting projects in Nicaragua. Our available volunteer programs in Nicaragua are:

  • Basic teaching volunteer program: You’ll assist the children and help to teach them various subjects.
  • Women development volunteering project: You’ll aid the psychological and economic development of women in the community.


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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.