Volunteer in Costa Rica
| Featured Articles on Volunteering in Costa Rica
|Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with Cross-Cultural Solutions
As the regional immigration population increases, so do traditional social structures, which often neglect vulnerable populations and leave them little access to healthcare, education, or social services. As a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer in Costa Rica, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside local organizations as you work alongside vulnerable people to raise their quality of life.
On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll
be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore
some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe
we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural
immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while
having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make
that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions,
2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
|Projects Abroad in Costa Rica
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, conservation, journalism, physical therapy, business, and sports. Volunteers also have the option to take Spanish language courses. Programs are for ages 16+.
||Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
|United Planet’s Gap Year/6-months+ Learning Exchange in Costa Rica
Try a Quest that takes you to one of the most relaxed, welcoming and magnificently beautiful countries on the planet. Costa Rica is rich with biodiversity, dense rainforests, volcanos and gentle, kind people. As a United Planet volunteer, you participate in a true learning exchange whether you are working to conserve the country's precious landscape, assisting teachers in a local school, or making the day brighter for the elderly living in assisted care. In so many ways, this experience will be life changing. Slow down and appreciate a different pace of life – you’ll feel at home in this family-oriented culture.
|| Cost: $10,265 (6 months), $13,645 (1 year)
Contact: Please give the United Planet Team a call at 617-874-8041 or email email@example.com. More information can be found at: www.unitedplanet.org. Feel free to visit us from 9 AM to 5 PM at United Planet, Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina, 256 Marginal Street, Boston, MA 02128.
The Road Less Traveled Village Experience: El Sur, Costa Rica
In Globe Aware’s El Sur program, volunteers have the opportunity to assist villagers whose farmland has recently been taken over to create the spectacular Carara Rainforest Reserve. The villagers hope to create sustainable community-based tourism, and Globe Aware volunteers will help by completing projects such as building suspension bridges, painting schools, constructing recycling stations, and building systems to help bring clean water into the community. For fun, volunteers can enjoy hiking in the rainforest, horseback riding, coffee tasting, and learning about cheese making and traditional sugar cane processing. Accommodations include comfortable, recently constructed cabinas with Western-style bathrooms and showers (not including heated water) and limited electricity. Take this trip to Costa Rica and join in on providing sustainability and opportunity for one of the friendliest communities you’ll ever encounter!
||Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Costa Rica—Orosi Valley
Globe Aware’s Costa Rica program takes place about an hour from the city of San Jose in the gorgeous, hidden valley of Orosi. There in Orosi, villagers of the small community of El Yaz enjoy their natural paradise, but struggle to make ends meet as their access to sustainable jobs, hot water, transportation, and proper nutrition are limited. Through this program, volunteers have the opportunity to engage in agricultural work and organic farming and gardening in order to benefit these struggling villagers. Projects often focus on permaculture, reforestation, and environmental issues. Volunteers will stay in a rented house in the midst of beautiful, lush vegetation with running hot water, flushing toilets, and electricity. Leisure activities include nature hikes, horse-back riding, and bathing in natural hot springs. Come enjoy the beauty of the Orosi Valley and help protect and preserve the paradise of the rainforest!
||Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
|Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica from US$300
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Costa Rica from only US$300. Volunteers can participate in a variety of projects including Teaching English, Childcare Work, Construction and Renovation, Eco-agriculture Conservation, Healthcare and Turtle Conservation. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually—you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
||Cost: Program Fees start from US$300
Dates: Programs begin every Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
|A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Volunteering with a Non Profit Charity Overseas
A Broader View Volunteers is an U.S. Non profit charity.
We work in 24 countries with over 245 programs, including Belize, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, and China.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills.
ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
Dates: Ongoing programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival and departure.
Cost: From US$895 for one week to US$2240 for 12 weeks (you can tax deduct the expenses). Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, cultural education, meals, accommodation, pre-departure guidance, 24/7 country staff, tax deducted fees, the option to fundraise within our website, and more.
Contact: A Broader View Volunteers Corp, 236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Tel.: 866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US), (020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype: Abroaderview.org
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
|Make a REAL difference in Costa Rica — From just US$280!
Love Volunteers has provided thousands of volunteers with the chance to travel abroad and volunteer where help is really needed. Love Volunteers, the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization, provides safe, responsible and affordable volunteer programs in Costa Rica for volunteers who want a truly memorable experience abroad. Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
||Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Cost: Program fees start from just US$280/week!
Contact: Love Volunteers
Tel.: US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243
Academic Programs International
Volunteer in Costa Rica
Enrich your life and the lives of others by choosing to lend a heart and hand to at-need projects. API offers service work in Costa Rica on a variety of projects.
Contact: 301 Camp Craft Road, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746 United States; tel. 5126008900; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.apiabroad.com
Amigos de las Americas
Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Costa Rica this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Costa Rica focus on youth leadership in the field of environmental sustainability.
Contact: email@example.com, amigosinternational.org
Volunteer in Costa Rica on the Turtle Conservation Project in Drake Bay
Duties: Beach cleaning activities, night watch, searching the beach for turtle eggs (mostly at night), taking scientific data, learning about sea turtle habits and population, taking care of the nesting area, construction activities, environmental education activities and the liberation of hatchlings. See website for more details.
Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative
Dive into Costa Rica’s animal kingdom, and get up-close and personal with rare and endangered species – and the conservationists who protect them.
Help endangered sea turtles, visit an animal rescue center, and explore the rainforest by zip line, river raft and horseback.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, discovercorps.com
Volunteer in Costa Rica
Lush rainforests and pristine beaches serve as the backdrop to ELI’s volunteer programs in Costa Rica. We offer volunteer opportunities that benefit the locals while giving participants a unique cultural experience. Volunteers can teach, work with youth, community development projects, income generation projects, women’s empowerment, conservation, or in a clinic.
Contact: email@example.com, www.eliabroad.org
Escuela Futuro Verde
Volunteer in Montezuma, Pacific Coast, at a Non-Profit school
Escuela Futuro Verde is excited to offer an array of volunteer opportunites — whether your interests lie in assisting classroom instruction, organizing after-school programs, or leading outreach efforts with educational organizations in the region.
Unlike other non-profit organizations in the area, we ask for no fees from our volunteers — only a strong commitment to improving the lives of children in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. While we do not charge, we have high standards for the people we work with and are seeking only accomplished, dedicated, and creative professionals who are willing to commit to making a difference in our corner of the world.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, futuro-verde.org
Volunteering Opportunities in Costa Rica
For over 20 years, Frontier volunteers have been pushing the boundaries, making
unprecedented discoveries and helping hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged
people in isolated communities worldwide, including Costa Rica. Check out some
of the most popular projects in Costa Rica, including the Wildlife Conservation
Contact: email@example.com, www.frontiergap.com
Volunteering in Costa Rica
Volunteering in Costa Rica gives you a chance to participate in various interesting conservation programmes which would suit not only animal lovers, take part in educational activities in schools and other community projects.
All our projects in Costa Rica give you an opportunity to observe the local flora, acquire new skills, learn a different language and soak up a new culture.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.globalchoices.co.uk
Global Vision International (GVI)
Wildlife Conservation Expedition in Costa Rica
This expedition is based in Tortugero National Park, one of the most remote and breathtaking regions of the Costa Rican rainforest. Work, live and explore the Costa Rican rainforest alongside an international team and contribute to the development and management of long-term wildlife conservation efforts along Central America’s Caribbean coast.
During your time on this expedition you will gain a holistic understanding of the Costa Rican rain forest and its ecosystem by conducting important research on populations of sea turtles (subject to their nesting season), jaguars and aquatic birds.
Jaguar Conservation Program in Costa Rica
Live and work in the rainforest of Costa Rica and protect endangered jaguars. In the 1950’s there were over 400,000 jaguars living in the Americas. This population has now dropped to an estimated 14,000.
Our team monitors and tracks jaguars in Tortugero National Park on the Caribbean Coast, and relays data to both the Costa Rica Government and other important Conservation Organizations. By studying their food sources, habitats and distinct behaviors, you can help provide information that may be critical in helping to preserve these animals.
This projects offers continuous hands-on training and unique opportunities to learn about the rainforest and the amazing wildlife it supports.
Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica
Journey to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast and join our community program to help disadvantaged kids. This project operates in the provincial town of Quepos, located just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park. The main focus of this project is to lend assistance to the local school district, which has a severe shortage of teachers.
Working in the local community will give you an intimate and unfiltered look at Costa Rican culture. You will improve your Spanish, make friends and gain new perspectives, all while contributing to improve the education available to local students.
Contact: 888 653 6028; email@example.com.
Serve on village development projects in Costa Rica! "Pura Vida" — Costa Ricans' traditional greeting meaning "pure life" — speaks of walking lightly and giving back to the earth.
Kaya Responsible Travel in Costa Rica
With Kaya volunteer and travel in Costa Rica, you can make a difference while having fun in tropical paradise! Choose from a variety of wildlife and environmental conservation projects, including sea turtle conservation, animal rescue, and habitat conservation. Support any number of social services, including teaching English or music, caring for orphans, or empowering women. Or, lend a hand in health projects, such as nutrition, community health in rural clinics, or geriatrics.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kayavolunteer.com/Costa-Rica
Sea Turtle Volunteering Program
Join us in monitoring and conserving the Osa Peninsula’s four sea turtles species –Olive Ridley, Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill so that they may endure for many more generations to come. Stay for a week or more and learn how to identify, tag, take biometrics, and triangulate the nests of the various species while working to protect them from many threats such as habitat destruction, fishing, boating, pollution, and the growing amount of marine debris.
Contact: email@example.com, osaconservation.org/visit-the-osa/volunteer/
Rustic Volunteer & Travel
Travel and Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica
With our established and caring in-country coordinators, our volunteer program in Costa Rica focuses on work in the areas of children at risk, teaching English, and health sector. We are delighted to say that Rustic Travel offers a combination tours to places like the Arenal volcano, La Fortuna waterfall, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Atenas, San Carlos and a host of other exciting and adventurous tour destinations. You will have the option of selecting programs from volunteering-only, touring-only or a wonderful combination of both volunteer and travel programs.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rusticvolunteers.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica/
Costa Rica Volunteer Adventure
Tropical Adventures provides volunteer adventure tours in Costa Rica, as well as Spanish lessons. Volunteer opportunities include working with children, the indigenous community, the environment and animal protection. It's a great way to explore Costa Rica, help others and make new friends for life.
Contact: email@example.com, www.tropicaladventures.com
Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with uVolunteer
Volunteer in Costa Rica with uVolunteer for the experience
of a lifetime! uVolunteer offers a range of volunteer projects
throughout the country. Volunteers can choose to work in conservation,
building and construction, community development, sports coaching,
teaching English, and much much more.
Support services include airport pick up, travel insurance,
social activities, orientation and tour, and much much more.
See website for more info.
Contact: 501 Silverside Road STE 105,
Wilmington, DE, 19809; tel.: +1 778-680-6316; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uvolunteer.net