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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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Costa Rica Teaching and Turtles

Costa Rica Teaching and Turtles

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

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"I can't even describe the experience I had with Frontier! It's really best if you go see..."

prices from US$795

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: minimum 1

Project Code: CTT

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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 US$795

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 US$795

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 1 week+

Project Code: CRTP

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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 US$1295

Region: The Americas

Activity: Adventure

Duration: 19 days

Project Code: ECX

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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 US$1745

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 month +

Project Code: CRW

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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 US$2045

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: PRA

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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 US$745

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: GIC

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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 US$2895

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 US$595

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: EMW

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Bolivia Community Gardening

Bolivia Community Gardening

You will get the chance to help shape the views of the children you work with in relation to environmental issues and teach sustainable agricultural practices in a beautiful community garden.

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"Bolivia...what a beautiful country! Staying and working in this delightful little community was s..."

prices from US$945

Region: The Americas

Activity: Community

Duration: 4 Weeks +

Project Code: BCG

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