Projects Abroad volunteers take a break by the Belize sign during their volunteer work in Belize.

Volunteering in Belize

Experience life in the Caribbean and help support local communities


Volunteer in Belize with Projects Abroad and become part of of ongoing efforts to support initiatives in local communities. You’ll get to experience life in this beautiful Caribbean country, while spending your days actively making a difference.

You’ll spend your time at one of our volunteer opportunities in Belize. This could be teaching children to read through a literacy programme at a local school, or caring for animals at an understaffed shelter. You can help preserve and protect the Belize Barrier Reef, or improve access to healthcare in disadvantaged, rural communities.

You’ll be based in San Pedro, or Placencia if you’re doing conservation work. No matter which town you’re working in, our local staff will be on-hand 24/7 to guide and support you throughout your trip.

Belize is a spectacular country with many diverse people and cultures. With stunning beaches, marine parks, and the second largest barrier reef in the world, this destination is ideal for beach lovers. Belize also has a rich Mayan history, with fascinating museums and archaeological sites. Take a step out of your comfort zone and volunteer in this extraordinary tropical setting!

Projects available in Belize

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This image depicts a Projects Abroad volunteer photographing a shark during their marine conservation work in Belize.
Barrier Reef Conservation in Belize
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €2,595
Assist local doctors and gain valuable public health work experience with Projects Abroad whilst on a Public Health internship in Belize.
Public Health Internship in Belize
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From €2,070
A group of volunteers in Belize run a sports coaching class at a local school.
Volunteer Sports Coaching in Schools in Belize
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From €2,345
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Where we are based in Belize

You’ll do volunteer work in Belize in either San Pedro or Placencia. Most of our projects are based in San Pedro. Our Conservation Projects are based in Placencia.

San Pedro

San Pedro is a small town on the largest island off the coast of Belize, Ambergris Caye. This town is home to about 15,000 people, many of whom travel around the town using golf carts or motorbikes. So you’re sure to see lots of these during your trip.

You’ll be living and working in local communities close to the beach. There’s plenty to do here during your free time. With idyllic beaches and the brightly coloured Belize Barrier Reef, you can spend a lot of your time on the shore and in the waves.

San Pedro is home to beautiful art galleries and museums. After your volunteer work each day, you can visit these sights and learn more about local history and culture.


Our Diving & Marine Conservation Projects are based in Placencia, a peninsular along the southern coast of Belize. With a very small population of around 3,500, it’s the ideal location for connecting with nature during your conservation work.

You’ll be living and working along the coast and in protected marine reserves. With white-sand beaches and clear, cobalt waters, volunteering in Placencia is the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of the ocean.

This area is also rich in Mayan history. You can visit sites like the Mayflower Archaeological Reserve to learn more about the country’s history. You can even spend your free time kayaking through Placencia Lagoon, weaving past mangrove forests and trying to spot the manatees and rays that live there.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Belize Arrival Procedures page.

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

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