A continent full with contrasts, South America is filled with towns that beautifully blend colonial and indigenous history, host a diverse geographical topography, have some of the most revered “Worlds of Wonder” and proudly boasts of being the birthplace of one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. The region, however, has had a long history of colonization, civil wars, and unstable economies. Both these contrasting factors, collectively, make volunteering in South America a destination an engaging experience for all culture, history, and travel enthusiasts. VolSol provides responsible, impactful and rewarding volunteering programs in several different parts of South America. Take a look at what awaits you there:
With Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, Costa Rica is a Central American country that is blessed with Tropical rain forests, a diverse wildlife, and pristine beaches. Bordered by Nicaragua and Panama, the country is a geographically small but a culturally diverse one. Politically, Costa Rica is a stable country. With one of the highest Human Development Index in Latin America and higher than the world average of expenditure on education and health, Costa Rica is slowly and steadily marching ahead on the development ladder.
An ideal destination to understand the issues of development, Costa Rica has a lot for travel and language enthusiasts as well. Work on your Spanish skills or go for your weekend amidst the volcanoes, VolSol provides with seven distinct and rewarding volunteering opportunities in Costa Rica that include:
These Costa Rican experiences cannot get more rewarding than this – on ground impactful volunteer work along with.
Ecuador is a well-known South American country, famous for the Amazon jungles, the high Andean range of mountains, and the archipelago of Galapagos. The country that was once a Spanish colony still sustains several splendid architectures from the 16th and 17th century; including, cathedrals, palaces, and museums. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, sits peacefully at the foothills of the Andean and includes most of these colonial masterpieces. Several spots in Ecuador have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Galapagos Islands and the cities of Quito and Cuenca, which lie in the Andes that run from north to south through the country. The Ecuadorian Andes are also home to some of the highest active volcanoes such as the Cotopaxi. The projects offered by VolSol in Ecuador include weekend travel options and that’s a perfect add-on when volunteering in Ecuador. The projects available in Ecuador are:
The interesting mix of volunteer work coupled with weekend trips will make sure that a VolSoler gets an all-encompassing and engaging experience of traveling to Ecuador.
The birthplace of the Incan civilization and one of the most beautiful South American countries in the world, volunteering in Peru has its fair share of advantages. With whopping 8 different volunteering projects and the option of some culturally rich and offbeat weekend travel options, setting foot in South America cannot get better than starting it all in Peru.
The projects offered in Peru are varied and can be taken up by enthusiastic volunteers, medical students, and medical professionals as well. The projects offered include :
Ideal for families and young independent volunteers because of its friendly and hospitable locals, volunteering in Peru is worth it for its topographical beauty, cultural vibrancy, and social learnings.
The largest country of South America, Brazil, with also the largest share of Global Wealth and Gross Domestic Product in the region, the country is not the conventional ‘third world’ in any sense but has its fair share of issues that need to be addressed. The only Portuguese speaking country in South America, Volunteering Solutions provides the following opportunities to volunteer for in Brazil:
Encompassing a mix of sports, education, art and working outside in the wilderness, the projects in Brazil aim to combine an understanding of social issues and potentials of the country and at the same time travel around for a fulfilling cultural experience.
For more details on any of these projects, to get project reviews and to get a head start to plan your volunteering journey, drop our program advisers a mail at [email protected]
A Culture, Gender And Social Enthusiast, Aparna loves being in and exploring diverse and multicultural setups. She finds solace in humor and reading up all kinds of things, including shampoo bottle directions.
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