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  • Volunteer with Constru Casa in Guatemala Constru Casa works with partners and individual families in a variety of support programs.Constru Casa seeks to provide basic, safe housing to families across Guatemala who live in extreme poverty. Volunteers and the home recipients work together under the supervision of a local mason to build a three-room, concrete and corrugated iron house in two weeks’ time. Cultural experiences and fun excursions are organized on the weekends.
  • 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.
  • Volunteer with Grid Alternatives’ International Program in Nicaragua Grid Alternatives’ International Program is a nonprofit that works to install solar electric systems in rural communities across Nicaragua.Grid Alternatives’ International Program is a nonprofit voluntourism group that helps disadvantaged communities in Nicaragua install solar electric systems on community buildings such as schools, libraries, health clinics, and orphanages. Volunteers help with installation, training, and sometimes minding children for working community members.
  • Volunteer with Bridges to Community in Nicaragua A field of coffee plants in Nicaragua.With an emphasis on shared work and community empowerment, Bridges to Community makes long-term commitments to the communities where it works. Learn how volunteers can help, along with practical details such as how to apply, costs, and requirements.
  • Volunteer with Long Way Home in Guatemala Long Way Home's current primary project is the construction of an elementary and vocational school using rammed-earth tires and polypropylene bags, water harvesting, and trash-filled bottles.Long Way Home’s focus is the promotion of green and alternative building practices. Volunteer work is either physically demanding or educational in nature with children and youth. Learn more about organization and its work, along with practical costs, requirements, and volunteer opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Volunteer with Spirit of the Andes, Bolivia Spirit of the Andes is a not-for-profit organization that supports indigenous women from neighborhoods in El Alto, La Paz, and Cochabamba.Spirit of the Andes is a not-for-profit organization that trains indigenous women from marginalized neighborhoods in El Alto, La Paz, and Cochabamba to knit high-quality products from Bolivian alpaca, llama, and cotton yarns.
  • 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.
  • Volunteer with REMAR Bolivia View of the city of La Paz, Bolivia.REMAR Bolivia offers their services freely to anyone in need throughout the country. Learn about volunteer opportunities, costs, requirements, and more.
  • Volunteer with Fundación Banco de Alimentos (Food Bank Foundation) Map of Buenos Aires, Argentina and vicinityLocated just outside of Buenos Aires, Fundación Banco de Alimentos serves as a link between food-producing and food-marketing companies, and people with hunger across Greater Buenos Aires.

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