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noplacelikehome 11 Sep 2011 16:13

Voluntering Latin America
I will be travelling to Latin America in December 2011, arriving from the USA and making my way south.

Because I don't have a time limit, I would like to do some volunteer work and contribute to a local community/society in the countries that I visit.

Perhaps you guys can help me on my way. All suggestions and ideas are welcome.



*Touring Ted* 11 Sep 2011 20:39

ALWAYS stuff here..


AndyT 11 Sep 2011 22:43

EntreMundos - Free Volunteer Opportunities and NGO Services in Guatemala

This is Guatemala specific, but EntreMundos is an organization that matches up potential volunteers with available positions. I have been to their office, but have not worked through them personally, so do your own research.

Habitat for Humanity has builds going all over Latin America and may be worth checking out.

noplacelikehome 12 Sep 2011 09:53

Thank you Guys,

This is a good start.

Lonesome George 13 Sep 2011 21:54

Try this Sloth sanctuary

It's in Costa Rica. I spent three weeks there last Christmas. They look after and care for rescued sloths.

Also you could try these guys if you want to patrol a beach at night and save turtles! Baja Sea Turtle Conservation Travel


noplacelikehome 16 Sep 2011 11:09

Thank you Dom,

Seeing turtles was also om my wishlist, perfect combination with volunteering.

noplacelikehome 7 Jan 2012 16:02

Hey Everyone,

I'm bumping my own thread with a new question.

I would also like to combine my trip to do some fundraising for my sisters organisation: www.duara.org , apart from the volunteering work that I will do along the way.

I'm in the fase of brainstorming and came up with ideas like: ask friends and friends of friends to sponsor my sisters onganisation through me per kilometer, write to motorcycledealers, manufacturers, motorcycle clothing compagnies and donate a percentage of the retailprice of the stuff they are willing to "give" me, etc. I'm also thinking of making a facebook account and looking for a slogan.

Does anyone have some info or tips, be willing to help me out with info or sponsorship?


dogoodasyougo 25 Feb 2012 01:07

The Muskoka Foundation
The Muskoka Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports overland travelers in designing volunteering into their itinerary. Our slogan is "use what you know to do good as you go". We encourage independent travelers to share their skills, experience and knowledge through programs delivered to the local communities to support their sustainable development. We build an international network of partner organisations that work with those communities on everyday basis which allows us match traveler's skills to the community's needs, so that the impact can be truly meaningful. We provide our connections, curriculum, materials, equipment and support to make it all happen, free of charge to travelers and partner organisations.

Our vision is to create a global network of travelers who support developing communities in their effort to become independently sustainable.

You can find out more at The Muskoka Foundation | Making Change Makers

anaconda moto 25 Feb 2012 12:06

Hola Lucien,

If you are going to Ecuador,the Amazone side,
i could help you find a small project.
Reforest,or helping a children in a small Indian village (without parents).
A little help makes a huge difference to them.
If interested just sent me a message when you are coming close to Ecuador.

Good luck and saludos

ta-rider 25 Feb 2012 15:44


On my way through Chile i visited the organisation Verein Sternenkinder e. V. You might be wellcome to stay and work there for a while :)

Greetings, Tobi

bkm_br 27 Feb 2012 03:29

I know this one

Un Techo para mi PaĆ­s

They have programs in various Latin America countries. :thumbup1:

noplacelikehome 4 Mar 2012 18:14

Tnx guys.

I stored them under my favorites and will keep them in mind.

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