Volunteer Travel
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Explore our favorite trips that best represent our Responsible Travel philosophy. Volunteer your time in a local Peru or Ecuador community to give time and energy in the spirit of travel philanthropy, volunteerism (a new catch-word is "voluntourism"), and most importantly, cross-cultural exchange. We also offer tours in Costa Rica and Mexico to volunteer time with wildlife conservation initiatives. Below are our traveler-inspired service activities that will allow you to work alongside local families and the guides to benefit communities' that have been hospitable to Adventure Life's travelers over the years and to conservation areas that Adventure Life visits. We can customize many of our tours to include volunteering, whether for just a few hours or even to extend to a few days.

School children
Cachiccata Group Service Project with Machu Picchu
Group service project in the Cachiccata community combined with visit of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and …
  • 10 days
  • $2295 USD
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, History
Places:
South America, Peru, Cusco, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Ruins, Cachiccata Community Campsite, El MaPi Inn
Level:
Easy
Hiking group near Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi Group Service Project
Our Cotopaxi group service project supports conservation initiatives in the Cotopaxi National Park and on private reserves within the Condor Biosphere while enjoying the multisport activities of horseback riding, hiking, and a canopy tour in the Ecuador …
  • 5 days
  • $1150 USD
Passions:
Biking, Horseback Riding, Light Hiking, Volunteering, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Hacienda El Porvenir, Hacienda El Tambo
Level:
Easy
Holding a baby sea turtle
Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve
Join biologists to study giant leather back turtles for two nights at Pacuare Nature Reserve. Then head to Selva Bananito Lodge for rainforest adventure!
  • 8 days
  • $1875 USD
Passions:
Beaches, Kayaking, Light Hiking, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Watching, Zip Line
Places:
Central America, Costa Rica, Selva Bananito, San Jose, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Pacuare River
Level:
Easy
A family participates in sea turtle research in Baja
Baja Mexico Kayak and Conservation
A perfect combination of adventure and conservation during this Baja, Mexico tour! Spend 5 days sea kayaking in Magdalena Bay's mangrove canals while participating in a community sea turtle conservation project. A balance of education, conservation, …
  • 5 days
  • $1360 USD
Passions:
Camping, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Volunteering, Wildlife Watching
Places:
North America, Mexico, La Paz, Conchalito Island, Puerto San Carlos
Level:
Moderate
Service Project in Cotopaxi during Ecuador tour
Cotopaxi Conservation Service Project
This Cotopaxi service project supports conservation initiatives in the Cotopaxi National Park and on private preserves within the Condor Biosphere (a 5.4 million acre conservation project consisting of public and private land). This Ecuador tour …
Passions:
Horseback Riding, Light Hiking, Volunteering, Zip Line
Places:
South America, Ecuador, Quito, Hacienda El Porvenir
Level:
Easy
CACHICCATA SCHOOL
Cachiccata Community Clean-Up
One negative consequence of modernization's impact in the Andes is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project …
Passions:
Cultural Immersion, Volunteering
Places:
South America, Peru, Cachiccata Community Campsite, Ollantaytambo
Level:
Easy