Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Uruguay

Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Uruguay

We have spent a whole day in Uruguay, popping across on the ferry from Buenos Aires, but if you want to stay for a bit longer then volunteer work is a good way to do so.

Grassroots Volunteering in Uruguay

The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:


Volunteers are required to help with capturing and caring for sick Green turtles, research, cooking and cleaning. You should be in good physical condition and able to swim. It is not necessary to speak Spanish; however candidates are encouraged to know at least the basics. The website is in Spanish but their volunteer page is also in English.

Where: Carro Verde.
Accommodation & Costs: Around £115 a week is required for food and shared accommodation.

Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Uruguay

Hostel Work Exchanges

The Latin American hostel chain Che Lagarto have a Work and Travel programme for those willing to move hostels every three months for one year. They have a hostel in Montevideo.

Help Exchange Networks in Uruguay

HelpStay Work Exchanges

Volunteer Latin America –
Workaway –
Hovos –

Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Uruguay

Stay for free in return for caring for local residents’ homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.

Image courtesy nadiology


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