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.
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.
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.
With trips from as little as a week, we offer the chance to take part in a conservation project, spot orangutans & gorillas in the wild or contribute to a community project in Africa or Asia
We have organised conservation projects since 1989. With projects in Madagascar, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Fiji & around the world, we can offer fun, adventure & the chance to make a difference
Do you have a passion for education? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Teaching and Education placements across four continents!
Earn your TEFL certificate while teaching English to deprived kids in countries. It’s a great way to explore a country & give something back.
An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
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.
Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project in Playa Matapalo with tours of a sugar cane & coffee plantation at Monteverde and a Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour in Santa Elena.
Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica’s remote habitats and help combat the effects of Global Warming as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
Whether you’re an experienced builder or you just want to pitch in, work closely with Costa Rican families as you help them to build a home that will give them more shelter and really improve their...
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
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 volunteer project.
Explore some of the world’s most unchartered rainforests and coastlines in on our environmental conservation gap year programme.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
This project works to better understand the dynamics of the local populations of hawksbill and green sea turtles, their genetic origin and in-water habitat use and threats.
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.
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.