Central and South America are ideal for a career break if you want to travel through some of our planet's most breath-taking places. It's also a perfect location for volunteering (including some more unusual volunteering projects) and teaching English. Many volunteering placements include courses in Spanish, cooking or even dancing!

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Globalteer

Affordable, sustainable volunteer placements working with children and animals, making a genuine difference in local communities. UK-registered charity and 100% not-for-profit, so money is invested in helping the projects. Projects with long-term goals in bringing practical and achievable solutions.

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BUNAC

BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes. BUNAC are the work and travel experts and have been helping young people work and volunteer abroad since 1962. Popular gap year destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Nepal, Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.

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On the Go tours

On the Go Tours provides group tours and tailor-made holidays. From grand palaces to historic temples, hot desert plains to snowy mountain peaks, cosmopolitan high rise to safaris at sunrise; On the Go bring you the finest sights and adventures the world has to offer.

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Oyster Worldwide

Oyster Worldwide specialises in gap year, career break and responsible travel. They offer paid work abroad, internships, volunteering options, TEFL courses and travel in some of the worlds most incredible locations.

Go to the Oyster Worldwide website
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Social Starters

_SocialStarters have extensive experience working with volunteers, entrepreneurs and social enterprises across 6 countries - matching skilled volunteers with socially responsible organisations that need their consultancy services. They are experts in international development and social enterprise, and offer training and coaching to career breakers who volunteer with them. They have a 100% recommendation rate from their clients. Projects currently available in the UK and Brazil.

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TrekAmerica

Off-the-beaten-track and amazing road trip adventures throughout North, Central & South America. Choose from a wide range of trips from 3 to 80 days travelling with like-minded people include an amazing array of experiences from whitewater rafting to horseback riding to nightclubs!

Go to the TrekAmerica website
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Projects Abroad

Established for over 30 years, Projects Abroad is a leading provider of responsible volunteering placements across the world. Special placements for people with professional skills and experience.

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Raleigh International

Volunteer programmes focusing on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments and building resilient communities. Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania.

Go to the Raleigh International website
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Global Travel Academy

Travelling abroad should be exciting, inspiring and the best experience of your life, and you can make the most of it with Global Travel Academy! They provide realistic travel experiences which are inspirational and fun, all while teaching you the important skills needed to travel safely and with confidence. Run by a team of experienced travel experts.

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Kaya Responsible Travel

A responsible travel organisation with a focus on genuine and meaningful volunteer projects in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Working with existing community projects who have a genuine need for volunteers, every Kaya volunteer is welcomed and is useful. Gold medal winners of “The Best Volunteering Organisation” at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016 and 2014 ( silver in 2015 and 2013).

 

Go to the Kaya Responsible Travel website