Volunteer projects in Latin America

The main objective of volunteer projects taking place in Latin America is to train young people to become social leaders. Teamwork and cultural knowledge are encouraged. The focus is primarily on social inclusion, protection, and social action.

Volunteer Projects by Country


Projects developed in Argentina are related to education. They work on the social inclusion of children through seven different programs: childcare, teaching, English teaching, medical, workshops, sports, and construction.


In Brazil, projects focus on the social inclusion of children through care and education, as well as protection. In this case, protection is directed towards animals. The projects include wildlife conservation, teaching, community centers, childcare, and animal rescue.


Colombia’s projects align with those of other countries. They advocate for social inclusion through education and also for social action, as demonstrated by environmental protection. Their programs include teaching, recreational activities, environmental protection, and childcare.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the countries in Latin America where the most projects are developed. They focus on education and the care of people with special needs, whether due to physical or mental disabilities or advanced age. The importance of animals, particularly turtles, and the provision of a careful and responsible environment for wild animals are also taken into account.

You’ll find the following programs: orphanage, assistance to people with disabilities, childcare, teaching, physical education, assistance to adults, turtle care and prevention, and care of wild animals.


Without neglecting the main focus of volunteer projects in Latin America, Ecuador expands to livestock and agriculture projects, as well as preserving cultural wealth, values, and traditions. If you’re interested, you can choose between programs such as animal rescue and rehabilitation, cultural and tourist preservation, childcare, teaching, and agriculture.


Guatemala exclusively maintains the main focus, the social inclusion of children in all areas through teaching, whether it be languages, carpentry workshops, or sports practice, etc. For this, you’ll find programs in teaching, school gardening, sports, and workshops.


This country fulfills the three focuses of Latin American projects: social inclusion of children and people with special needs, as well as protection and social action with the permaculture project, contributing to a sustainable, equitable, and supportive society.

You can be part of it by selecting programs such as teaching, assistance to people with disabilities, permaculture, and medical assistance.

Nicaragua and Panama

These are the countries where fewer projects are carried out. However, all of them meet the country’s needs. In Nicaragua, projects focus on teaching and women’s development, while in Panama, they focus on teaching, working with animals, and another program that combines animals and conservation of natural resources.


In Peru, programs fall into line with the three main focuses of projects: social inclusion, protection, and social action. The programs you can participate in Peru include teaching, women’s empowerment, environment, animal rescue, and youth care.

For more detailed information on each volunteer program in Latin America or to learn about the requirements and characteristics of each, you can contact us.

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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.