Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Volunteer in Costa Rica

If you want to live on a tropical paradise and help people and animals in need then look no further than spending your gap year volunteering in Costa Rica. Approximately 1 in every 4 Costa Ricans do not have enough income to fulfil their basic needs resulting in a huge percentage of the population living below the poverty line. Volunteering in Costa Rica directly affects these people and helps give them hope for the future.

There are so many different options to choose from when you are volunteering in Costa Rica. There’s a huge demand for English teachers to facilitate a new generation of international business men and women. Orphanages are always on the lookout for new volunteers to help with their rising occupiers and there are many construction projects that focus on rebuilding tired and run-down homes, schools, community centres and hospitals. Volunteering in Costa Rica could also see you contribute to a turtle conservation project or assist in the sustainable production of coffee to boost local economies.

Soak up the South American sun and Volunteer in Costa Rica on your gap year to take part in worthwhile projects directly influencing the lives of millions.

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from £609

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 1 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Turtles are an increasingly endangered species and Costa Rican communities need volunteers like you to assist them during the nesting-season and play a hands-on role in preserving these adorable...

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from £1,497

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 14 Days
Countries: Costa Rica

Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo for 5 days with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.

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from £659

Community work with children in Costa Rica

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

If you love working with children then this is where you will want to be! Looking after some amazing children that have not had the best start in life and giving the special one to one attention that...

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from £2,315

Volunteer Language Placements

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 24 Weeks
Countries: Russia, Peru, Panama, Mexico, India, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina

Volunteering abroad is something many people do on their gap year and with this programme you can do make yourself stand out by doing this and also learning a language.

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from £1,850

Community, Environmental and Adventure Projects

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Raleigh International’s unique expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua offers the opportunity to contribute to worthwhile sustainable development in two very different Central American countries.

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from £599

Volunteer Medical Placements Worldwide

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Whether you are qualified, studying and hoping for extra experience or just interested in healthcare, Kaya have a range of projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America that need extra hands.

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£677

Help Protect Turtles on Costa Rica's Beaches

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 3 Months
Countries: Costa Rica

Patrol sandy beaches as you wait for turtles to come and lay their eggs. Protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea after hatching whilst on the glorious coast of Costa Rica.

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from £1,850

Volunteer in Tanzania or Borneo this summer 2014

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Costa Rica

Do you want to help drive sustainable development? Volunteer with people from all over the world? Be inspired to make change?

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from £400

Conservation Volunteering - Madagascar, Costa Rica

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 6 Months
Countries: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe

Frontier has organised conservation projects since 1989. With projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji and around the world, we can offer fun, adventure and the chance to make a difference.

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from £155

Quick Volunteering & Adventure Travel Trips

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Australia, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

With trips from as little as a week, Frontier offers the chance to take part in a conservation project, spot orangutans and gorillas in the wild, or contribute to a community project in Africa or Asia

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Sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Soak up the beauty and sunshine of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, help to conserve rare species of turtle and gain a valuable insight into marine biology by taking part in this unique volunteer...

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from £1,895

Costa Rica | Turtles, Tribes + Teaching

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Live and volunteer both at the coast and inland in the tropical rainforest.

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from £1,850

The Ultimate Central American Adventure

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Nicaragua, Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, you can trek from coast to coast or through a stunning volcano range.

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£1,549

Costa Rica Experience

Duration: from 4 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Explore Costa Rica’s most incredible sights and get first-hand experience of local life! Take in everything from the Arenal Volcano to the idyllic Bocas del Toro islands and get ready for a truly...

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Teach English near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Set against the stunning backdrop of mountains and volcanoes you will be amazed at the beauty of your location in La Fortuna as you help children improve their English language skills and therefore...

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from £559

Internships Abroad -Fiji, Madagascar, India, Nepal

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 6 Months
Countries: Argentina, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Greece, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom

An internship abroad is a great way to experience a new culture, expand your horizons, improve your job prospects and to do something you love in an exotic new country.

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from £1,895

Medical work experience in Costa Rica

Duration: from 4 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Volunteers on our Projects Abroad Medical placement in Costa Rica will gain a great deal of valuable work-experience alongside some of the most skilled doctors in the country. Volunteers may help to...

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from £895

Adventure Trails in Asia and South America

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cambodia

Frontier’s "Ethical Adventure Trails" are profesionally-guided, group tours visiting 3 or more countries and taking part in adventure sports, sightseeing and conservation or community...

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from £1,850

Help protect turtles in Costa Rica

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Protect species of turtles on stunning beaches in Costa Rica. Volunteers will get the chance to take part in nightly turtle patrols to help monitor and protect the eggs from poachers & predators.

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from €2,035 EUR

Working Language Placements

Duration: from 8 Weeks to 16 Weeks
Countries: Spain, Russia, Peru, Mexico, Italy, India, Germany, France, Ecuador, Costa Rica

You will never have a better opportunity to learn a new language, or to experience the world of work than during a gap year and make yourself even more employable!

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