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first time volunteer suggestions?..

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean first time volunteer suggestions?..

1. Posted by dreamer23m (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

hey

thanks for bothering to read this.

let me introduce myself,I am 23yo,living in New Zealand,I speak fluent english and i was thinking of do a volunterring trip for a multitude of reasons,i could fill a book!..but there are so many countries out there is SA,each one sounding so intersting and fun...

my question..what would you recommend,i dont speak a word of spanish,planning to start spanish course though,also budget is not that high.

any ideas where i can meet friendly people,have a blast and take back memories that will last a lifetime?

much appreciated.

thank you

2. Posted by TrekSouth (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

Check out the Global Crossroads Volunteers website, im going to be volunteering through them at the end of this year for ~3 months. The price is fairly cheap, 2500usd gets you picked up from the airport, 3 meals a day, 1.5 weeks of spanish language classes, and a place live.
Im not sure what countries you are interested in but I do know that they work through peru and ecuador..not sure about the outher SA countries

good luck

3. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 9y

volunteersouthamerica.net is a really good site. They have links to many organizations all across South America. They are all affordable and the need for Spanish varies.