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Volunteering in Latin America

Tuesday 21st April 2009

GapGuru offer gap year travellers the chance to learn Spanish while volunteering in Latin America

Volunteering in Latin America on a gap year or extended holiday with GapGuru is a brilliant way of practicing and improving your Spanish! If you are a beginner, language classes can be arranged for you on arrival to prepare you for your volunteer placement.

GapGuru offer gap year travellers many wonderful opportunities and has new projects in Ecuador to allow you to visit this amazing country whilst doing something worthwhile!

  • Help as a classroom assistant in a beautiful fishing village.
  • Volunteer in a national park by getting your hands dirty and educating locals.
  • Help plan activities for children suffering from cancer in a hospital in Quito.
  • Work at a day centre for deprived children.
  • Help coach a football team and become a mentor for underprivileged children.

Have a look on the GapGuru website for full details on these projects and many more!

Gapwork Gap Year Jobs Tips: Voluntary Jobs

Many people now want to volunteer overseas as part of their gap year or career break, or even post retirement! There are thousands of voluntary job opportunities out there so the first thing you need to decide is what type of volunteer work you would like to do.

You do not have to volunteer for a full year. Most gap year volunteer organisations run volunteering projects overseas and in the UK from a few weeks to a few months.

If you want to volunteer in Africa, for example, you could get volunteer work building villages or teaching in schools. You could even get a voluntary job where you work with animals - perfect if you are passionate about conservation.

Lots of gap year organisations can organise the volunteer work for you. They will of course charge a fee for organising your volunteer job, but this usually includes your flight and their volunteering experience will help you get the volunteer job of your dreams.

Go to our volunteering section for more information or browse for voluntary jobs.