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 £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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from £449

Teach English to Kids

Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Thailand, Tanzania, Nepal, Maldives, Madagascar, India, Fiji, Costa Rica, Cambodia

Earn your TEFL certificate while teaching English to deprived kids in countries. It’s a great way to explore a country & give something back.

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from $2,800 USD

TEFL + Paid Teaching

Duration: from 2 months to 12 months
Countries: Costa Rica

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.

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from £1,000

Raleigh International Volunteering Bursaries & Funding

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

Raleigh International offers bursaries worth up to £2,000 for its 5, 7 and 10 week expeditions to Borneo, Tanzania and Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Find out more about the Raleigh Bursary Award.

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from £1,460

Wildlife Expedition

Duration: from 4 weeks to 3 months
Countries: Costa Rica

This adventurous expedition gives individuals the opportunity to work, explore and live in one of the most remote regions of the Costa Rican rainforest on the Caribbean Coast.

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from £659

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.

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from £1,895

Conserve Turtles, Forests & Teach

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

Help conserve turtles, precious eco-systems in the cloud forests while teaching English to local families and kids.

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from £1,335

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 14 days
Countries: Costa Rica

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.

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from £1,295

Business and Micro-Finance Projects

Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Ghana, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Senegal, Mexico, Romania, Moldova, Mongolia, India, China, South Africa

Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.

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from £677

Help Protect Turtles on Costa Rica's Beaches

Duration: from 1 week 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 £995

Teach English Abroad

Duration: from 2 weeks
Countries: Samoa, Fiji, Peru, Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Argentina, Romania, Moldova, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal, Mongolia, India, China, Cambodia, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, South Africa, Senegal, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia

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!

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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 £1,549

Costa Rica Experience

Duration: from 4 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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!

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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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from £699

Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 1 week 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 volunteer project.

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from £700

Sea Turtle Research Assistant Intern

Duration: from 2 months to 6 months
Countries: Costa Rica

Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management

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from £699

Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

Duration: up to 15 days
Countries: Costa Rica

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

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from £599

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project

Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Costa Rica

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.

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from £695

Big Cats, Primate & Turtle Project

Duration: from 1 week to 20 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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!

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from £529

Costa Rica House Building Volunteers

Duration: from 1 week to 8 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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.

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