Volunteer in South America
The South American continent has a lot to make a persons eyes go wide, containing a river larger than any other, the worlds longest mountain range and the largest rainforest on the planet, within its ample length. Yet it is the people, the culture, the history and the wildlife as much as the geography that make South America a perfect place to volunteer abroad. Within the last several hundred years of South American history the continent has benefited from an extraordinarily wide range of cultural influences. Volunteer Travel in South America will take you to enjoy the resulting range of unique cuisine, art and architecture, as well as to dance to the variety of musical styles like samba, cumbia, bossa nova and tango till the early hours.
Five of the world’s seventeen megadiverse countries are to be found in South America and many of the programs GVI runs in South America work to protect and preserve the fragile habitats and ecosystems. Joining a GVI volunteer program to South America will take you on a fantastic adventure, which may find you journeying into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the home to 30% of the world’s plant and animal species, to research endangered species; to one of the most remote corners of Earth, Patagonia, to research Andean Condors; or even to work with the local community in the Galapagos Islands to protect the ecologically important habitats.