Alternative Breaks

Volunteer Global - Alternative Breaks

These one to two-week projects have shorter orientation periods allowing university students or professionals with time obligations to get settled quickly and be able to make a substantive contribution to their chosen area.

Make an impact on a variety of projects working with conservation and trail-building, animals & wildlife, agriculture, construction, and more.

Agriculture Agriculture in Masaya

Country: Nicaragua · Program Type: Agriculture · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $296

This program invites you to help Casa-Nica in providing educational and financial assistance to the Laura Vicuna school in Masaya, Nicaragua. Through this new project (under development), you’ll assist with teaching students agricultural... Read more!
Animal Protection Animal Protection

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks or longer · Cost: From $604

Through this program, you’ll volunteer with a local animal clinic organized to help control the population of animals in this Costa Rican community through spaying and neutering services. Through your volunteer project, you’ll help with:... Read more!
Art Marketing and Sales Art Marketing And Sales

Country: Belize · Program Type: Business Development · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $247

Volunteer to organize and help manage a local art store in Caye Caulker, Belize! Through this program, you're invited to help plan, organize, and manage a new outdoor vending booth selling locally made jewelry, paintings, and other fine art... Read more!
Local Farm In Paquera Assist With A Local Farm In Paquera

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Agriculture, Trail Building · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $438

Through this program, you will help with: Trail building Campsite cleaning and maintenance Assisting with guava plantations Farm work can also include: Milking cows Making local cheese Learning local cooking customs You'll volunteer with... Read more!
Volunteer work Environmental Assist With Environmental Conservation Project

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Conservation · Timeline: 2 weeks - 52 weeks · Cost: From $506

Volunteers play a very important role in assisting environmental conservation organizations to attain their ambitions. Environmental Conservation organizations protect and enhance parks and other natural areas through a range of activities. By... Read more!
Association For Human Rights Association For Human Rights

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 12 weeks or longer · Cost: From $2,148

Through this project you’ll volunteer with an association for human rights, which advocates and educates on behalf of Costa Rican children and youth. The mission of this organization is to protect rights for all people, especially children and... Read more!
More hands needed to complete this great project Accommodations for deaf, hard of hearingBuilding Sangklaburi - New Center for Burmese and Karen Children

Country: Thailand · Program Type: Children & Youth, Construction · Timeline: 1 week - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,032

Volunteer and help construct a child center in Sangklaburi, West Thailand on Thai-Burma Border. The center will provide accommodation to ensure local hill tribe and/or Burmese children receive an education. The facility allows children to... Read more!
Care & Orphanage Care and Orphanage Volunteer

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 52 weeks · Cost: From $727

Volunteers are placed at orphanages and care centres where they are positioned to various types of duties on rotational source. They will spend part of their time to provide friendship to both orphans and children in the generously proportioned... Read more!
Cartago Botanical Garden

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Education, Environment · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $481

Through this program, you’ll contribute to the maintenance and development of a botanical garden. Projects include: General maintenance in the garden Cleaning and trail building Caring for the field and greenhouse collections... Read more!
Cat Care Cat Care

Country: Belize · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife · Timeline: 2 weeks or longer · Cost: From $370

Volunteer for cat care in Caye Caulker, Belize! Through this project, you'll care for housecats that have been mistreated or that were taken from the dangers of living on the streets, and given a new home at the sanctuary. Daily tasks include:... Read more!

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