South America Travel Guides Long weekends, volunteer vacations, or living abroad.

South America

From trekking to Machu Picchu to diving with sea turtles in the Gálapagos Islands, South America is home to endless adventure.


Argentina

  • Volunteer with Spanish in Bariloche, Argentina Bariloche is a pleasant, busy ski resort town in the foothills of the Andes in northern Patagonia.Spanish in Bariloche is a language school that works with several different organizations near the busy ski resort town, providing the opportunity to combine formal language lessons with volunteering. Learn about the volunteer work coordinated by the school, the benefits of its programs, along with the practical details and free time activities.

Brazil

  • Volunteer with Two Brothers Foundation in Rio de Janeiro Based in the favela of Rocinha, the mission of is to “promote education, community service and international exchange in low-income neighborhoods in Brazil.”Successful volunteers with Two Brothers Foundation are those with initiative and strong self-management skills. If you’re eager to propose programs or workshops in community development and education you’d like to initiate and be responsible for, TBF is a fantastic opportunity.

Chile


    Ecuador

    • Volunteer with Merazonia in Ecuador Volunteers will usually find monkeys, kinkajous, felines, other mammals, macaws, and parrots at Merazonia.Merazonia is a dynamic rescue and rehabilitation center for trafficked and abused Amazonian animals. Volunteers work with animals under strict guidelines and help maintain the grounds and enclosures. Learn more about the work, its requirements, and how to apply.

    Peru

    • Volunteer with Tambopata Macaw Project in Peru Macaws enjoying the clay lick at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru.The Tambopata Macaw Project (TMP) is a long-term research project on the ecology and conservation of macaws and parrots in the lowlands of southeastern Peru. Short-term volunteers (12-30 days) are trained to identify all the local parrots by sight and become experts at clay lick monitoring and macaw nest observation with video camera systems.