Welcome to our Volunteering in Belize page. Search for free and low-cost volunteering in Belize below.
How to find volunteering opportunities in Belize
You can access these opportunities in two ways.
Your first option is to buy our Directory of Volunteering opportunities which lists these opportunities in a PDF. This gives you a document that is easy to search, and which you can use even when you’re not connected to the internet.
More importantly with the directory, you will also get a list of questions to ask to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering experience. We know how important it is to clarify expectations and to get a clear idea of what you’re signing up for before you volunteer. I know that there are opportunities we signed up for that didn’t end up being what we expected. A conversation with the hosts before we turned up would have helped us avoid a few uncomfortable situations. You can find our Directory of Volunteering opportunities abroad here.
The second option is to look for the opportunties below.
We consistently add new volunteering opportunities to each country so do check in regularly to find some great responsible volunteering opportunities abroad. We would also love your help in keeping this list up to date and useful. If you know of any other places that should be featured, or maybe you’ve visited a place and would like to share your story, please get in touch.
We really hope this information helps you volunteer abroad in a way that makes your travels feel meaningful and memorable.
You can also read this article by the wonderful People and Places: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organization: PAW Animal Sanctuary
Location: Cay Caulker Island, Belize
Why not make your next vacation a worthy cause and come help the animals here at P.A.W.? As well as helping the animals, you stay on the island of Caye Caulker where you will enjoy excellent diving, snorkeling, alligator and manatee watching, plenty of sunshine, white sand and tranquility.
Organisation: Ya’axche Conservation Trust
Location: Various Locations in Belize
Website: Ya’axche Conservation Trust
Benefits of volunteering with Ya’axché
- Free, shared housing at Golden Stream Corridor Preserve field station
- Opportunity to work closely with dynamic, multi-cultural staff
- Adventure in a country with pristine ecosystems, world-class snorkeling and SCUBA
- In-depth, interactive cultural experience unattainable by tourists
To find out more, please click the link above. Thank you.
Organisation: Maya Mountain Research Farm
Location: San Pedro Columbia, Belize
Website: Maya Mountain Research Farm
MMRF is an experiential learning center. Visitors come here to attend courses, do personal research, intern with us for a week or a semester, or just visit for a day or two. All visitors stay in dorms and eat family-style meals with everyone on the farm. If you are interested in being an intern or doing research at MMRF, please send us a letter of introduction, and a resume. Tell us what you would like to get out of your time at MMRF, and how long you would like to stay. To find out more, please visit our website.
Organisation: Belize Audubon Society
Location: Belize City
Website: Belize Audubon Society (facebook page because website is under construction).
Belize Audubon Society Invites volunteers who are available to work for at least three months to assist in the main office or in education and field programs. Divers can volunteer for marine research projects. For rural sites, volunteers should be physically fit and able to deal with rustic accommodations. Please contact them for more information.