What are the best places to volunteer in South America?
The spanish and portuguese-speaking portion of the Americas, South America is a great place to awaken your backpacker spirit and get to know local communities. There’s a range of possibilities for a volunteer in South America. You can help an orphanage in Ecuador, teach English to the Quechua people in Peru, or help run an social project in Bolivia. These are just examples of how much you can contribute to actual change in the world by becoming a volunteer in South America!
Is South America a good destination for a gap year?
South America is a great destination for a gap year because it’s rich in experiences and generally not expensive. A great way to save money on your gap year is to volunteer in South America, so you can get free accommodation in exchange for your help. Speak to the locals and learn spanish while understanding the accents from each country! You can also get to know the rainforests in Brazil, Ecuador or Colombia... And why not visit Machu Picchu in Peru, one of South America’s most famous destinations?
How to volunteer in South America with Worldpackers?
You can find free accommodation in South America in exchange for help in a project to fight deforestation, a school or an NGO in South America. Start by filling out your profile at the Worldpackers website or app, and get ready to live an unforgettable adventure! Don’t forget to list your skills and preferences, add some photos to your profile and communicate with hosts. You can check opportunities on our host list and apply by becoming a member of the Worldpackers community!