Discover the exotic charm
of South America
Where the old and the new exist in undisrupted harmony
Volunteer in South America
There are so many incredible natural wonders found in every country in South America, leaving you with the hard decision of where to go first! As landscapes go, there aren't many other places on earth that offer so much variety. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the undulating waterways of the Amazon.
Get set for an incredible adventure, where you can trek past ancient temples, swim under awe-inspiring waterfalls or spend the day searching for exotic wildlife.
If you are looking to volunteer for 1 week or 3 months, all of your time and effort will contribute to long-term sustainable projects and you can leave with a real sense of achievement.
So whether you climb Arenal volcano or head down to Jaco beach to surf while conserving sea turtles in Costa Rica, this is your chance to experience this incredible continent.
By volunteering in one of our great destinations in South America, you will get the chance to explore and discover a new country, join in on exciting activities and meet like-minded people with whom will become life-long friends.
The majority of our participants are first-time solo travellers, therefore safety is our top priority. Our pre-departure buddy lists and dedicated Facebook groups allow you to talk with everyone going at the same time to ensure you have a positive experience volunteering overseas.
All of the programmes in South America include extensive pre-departure information and support, as well as assistance with all aspects of your trip from our UK team. Our dedicated in-country co-ordinators are there to provide you with local support throughout your placement and depending on which programme you choose, also your airport pickup, orientation, accommodation and meals.
Costa RicaCosta Rica is often referred to as one of Mother Nature's finest creations. Home to vast lush green rainforests, tumbling waterfalls, picturesque beaches and some of the most rare and endangered wildlife on the planet. Known for it’s natural beauty, laid back 'Tico' atmosphere and friendly people, Costa Rica has been voted the world's happiest country. You’re guaranteed adventure, fun and relaxation.
Or choose your South American adventure by project
Childcare projectsVolunteering with children is one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time abroad and allows you to immerse yourself into the local community. By assisting in local day care centres and kindergartens in underprivileged communities, you will provide young children (under 6 years old) the encouragement, love and education that they need to grow and flourish.
Family projectsWhy not do something different for your next family holiday? Our family volunteering projects will allow everyone to fully immerse themselves into worthwhile projects, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. There is no better way of learning than my travelling and experiencing new things, which is why we offer many programmes for children aged 5 years and up.
Medical projectsOur medical programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. We can organise a variety of health related placements for your medical elective, including; nursing, physical therapy, midwifery, dentistry, paediatrics, surgery and more. Several of our projects also welcome qualified professionals and pre-med students.
Mental health projectsOur mental health and psychology programmes will provide you with invaluable experience as you observe and work alongside local professionals. You will get to volunteer across multiple settings for a broad experience, including government hospitals, half way homes and head out into the community on home visits.
Teaching projectsGet set for a trip full of laughter and joy as you dedicate your time to teach children in less developed countries. This is your chance to shape and redirect someone’s future into something brighter and better – nothing else compares! Get fully involved in planning and delivering lessons that can be anything from teaching English, getting messy with art or being creative through music and dance.
Travel & Volunteer ExperiencesOffering the best of both worlds, our travel and volunteer trips combine rewarding volunteering projects with an exciting adventure. Travel around your chosen country as a group, as you explore and discover on our action packed trips. Take in the amazing landscapes, get involved in exciting activities, meet friendly locals and volunteer on worthwhile programmes to help make a difference - what more could you want?
Under 18 projectsUnder 18 but still want to volunteer abroad? Well look no further! We have over 20 projects across the world in some of our most popular destinations, including wildlife, childcare, teaching and more! Our safe and structured programmes make volunteering the ideal why to travel abroad by yourself for the first time and to make new lifelong friends. So, if you are 16 or 17 years old, what are you waiting for…it’s time to see the world!
Wildlife projectsHelp save endangered species by carrying out vital research while observing animals in their natural habitat. Or get up close to some majestic animals to provide care and attention within one of our partnered ethical sanctuaries. This is your chance to head out on safari in search of the famous big five in South Africa, release baby sea turtles in Sri Lanka, look after elephants in Thailand and so much more.
- 2,601 animals rehabilitated & released
- 20,755 sea turtles successfully hatched
- 1,550 children have benefited from education
- £310,731 has been donated to our local projects
- 55,850 hours of help provided by volunteers
You’re not alone
- 94% of volunteers travel by themselves
- 82% of volunteers are female
- Perfect way to make new lifelong friends
- Explore exciting destinations as a group
- Meet everyone in our Facebook groups
Why The Mighty Roar?
- Affordable and transparent fees
- Responsible and sustainable projects
- Ethical wildlife programmes
- 100% financial protection
- 24/7 emergency support