Central America is a region that still faces economic problems and most of the population generally lives in poverty. For this reason, the continent is the prime destination for those that want to contribute in a less touristic way, by doing a volunteer trip. There are many options for those wanting to get involved in volunteer service in Central America, like helping NGOs, social projects or a local community. What’s even better, accommodation is already included in exchange for a few hours of work!
In spite of its natural wealth, Central America still suffers with unequal distribution of income. In Nicaragua, for example, almost half the population lives below the poverty line. If you want to know how to volunteer abroad to lend a helping hand to the people of these nations, one option is to travel as a volunteer and contribute to a social project. There are opportunities to teach a language to the locals, practice sports with children, or contribute to an indigenous tribe.