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Africa Volunteer Programs: Exploring a Continent of Tours and Safaris

Last Updated: May 17, 2022

Africa Volunteer Programs: Exploring a Continent of Tours and Safaris

Central and South America are the top places globally for international voluntary service, and there is no better place to look. Every potential interest may be satisfied in this corner of the world, and its top attractions are some of the most memorable experiences available anywhere on the planet. South America tours volunteering include teaching, healthcare, child care, construction, animal care, and sea turtle conservation.

Volunteer and Tours in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru

Costa Rica

It is one of the top listed places for Central America tours. Voluntary activity in Costa Rica is dominated by animal welfare. The heat and tropical conditions often cause illness, injury, and malnutrition in these animals. With the support of local veterinary clinics and animal welfare organizations, volunteers on the Animal Care project in Manuel Antonio help rehabilitate animals for rehoming with loving families.
Volunteering with animals can include:

  • Pet Bathing and grooming
  • Feeding animals
  • Greeting visitors
  • Cleaning Kennels and cages
  • Obedience helpers
  • Organizing educational and fundraising events
  • Assisting with medical procedures like neutering
  • Exercising, walking, and pet play
  • Administration


When thinking about South America vacation spots, Ecuador clicks one’s mind. What’s better than a vacation plus volunteer work? Enviro-volunteering in Ecuador has gained an awareness that the consequences of modern society on the natural environment have never been more vital. It educates as many people as possible about sustainability so future generations can enjoy the planet you leave behind.

As a volunteer for the Environmental Education project, you will assist in teaching local children and adult’s environmental preservation and conservation skills while also fostering social and economic growth.
Other duties include:

  • Cleanups of the beach
  • Upcycling and recycling initiatives in the local community
  • Working with environmental organizations
  • Assisting local schools with their garden programs.
  • Tree-planting
  • Organizing and facilitating community events


Childcare is in high demand in <Cusco, resulting in long, busy days for workers. Volunteers can help relieve stress on local employees and help them better care for the children so they can learn and thrive. Volunteering in childcare centers, schools, daycares, and kindergartens. You'll be supporting youngsters aged 3 to 12 from low-income homes. Your responsibilities include:

  • Individualizing child care
  • Children's games
  • Organizing games and fun
  • Help with homework
  • Tutoring English classes
  • Hygiene education for kids
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