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 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.
Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management
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.
Do you have a passion for the environment? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Conservation and Environment placements across three continents!
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
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!
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Earn your TEFL certificate while teaching English to deprived kids in countries. It’s a great way to explore a country & give something back.
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.
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!
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
Explore some of the world’s most unchartered rainforests and coastlines in on our environmental conservation gap year programme.
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.