Volunteering » 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.
In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned.
Explore some of the world’s most unchartered rainforests and coastlines in on our environmental conservation gap year programme.
Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica’s most threatened species including sloths, monkeys and loads more.
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.
Help to build new homes for people living in some of the poorest communities of Costa Rica. As well as giving them a better standard of life, you will gain a unique insight into local culture.
Turtles are an increasingly endangered species and Costa Rican communities need volunteers like you to assist them during the nesting-season to play a hands-on role in preserving them.
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.
Live beach-side in Costa Rica while working with a local biologist to assist with sea turtle studies, conservation, protection work and help with sustainable egg protection programs.
All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention and you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives on our projects.
Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management
If you are looking for a beach break then this project on the beautiful Pacific coast is for you. You will learn to surf and help to conserve the local turtle population.
Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
Combine exciting adventure travel with a project and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Explore Costa Rica’s most incredible sights and get experience of local life! See everything from the Arenal Volcano to the idyllic Bocas del Toro islands and get ready for a true adventure!
This is your chance to learn a new skill, teach English as a foreign language and make a whole load of new memories. All in the beautiful setting of Costa Rica.
Join this incredible expedition and work in Costa Rica’s National Parks, helping to preserve natural resources and habitats and protect important species of plants and animals.