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.
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.
If you’re looking for something different, you’ve just found it. This spring, do something extraordinary; use your time out to create positive, sustainable change internationally.
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
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.
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Volunteer in care homes and centres that have been set up in Costa Rica to help look after children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned.
The perfect way to combine catching some waves and saving a species in the sun; work on your surf style and help conserve endangered sea turtles on the amazing Costa Rican coast!
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.
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.
Earn your TEFL certificate while teaching English to deprived kids in countries. It’s a great way to explore a country & give something back.
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.
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.
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!
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in Costa Rica.
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
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 give them one to one attention.
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.
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.
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
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...