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.
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
We offer a wide range of Spanish language courses in Spain and Latin America. Our courses are taught at our partner language schools and offer very flexible start dates and durations.
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in Costa Rica.
Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Explore some of the world’s most unchartered rainforests and coastlines in on our environmental conservation gap year programme.
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!