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 £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 £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 £1,460

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 $1,039 USD

Surf and Save Turtles in Costa Rica

Duration: from 1 week to 2 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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!

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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 £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 £995

Care Work 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

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.

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from £1,850

5 week expedition in Costa Rica

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

Want to do something worthwhile this summer? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in Costa Rica.

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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 $829 USD

Build Homes in Costa Rica

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

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...

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from £749

Costa Rica Care for Vulnerable Children

Duration: from 4 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: 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.

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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 £659

Community Work with Children in Costa Rica

Duration: from 4 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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.

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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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from £559

Internships Abroad

Duration: from 4 weeks to 6 months
Countries: United Kingdom, Thailand, Tanzania, Nepal, Madagascar, India, Greece, Fiji, Costa Rica, Cambodia, Argentina

An internship abroad is a great way to experience a new culture, expand your horizons, improve your job prospects and to do something you love in an exotic new country.

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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 £609

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 1 week
Countries: 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.

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from £2,599

Central America Ethical Adventure

Duration: from 10 weeks
Countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico

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.

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from €545 EUR

Spanish Language courses

Duration: from 2 weeks to 48 weeks
Countries: Spain, Peru, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Argentina

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.

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from £155

Quick Volunteering & Adventure Trips

Duration: from 1 week to 4 weeks
Countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Senegal, Portugal, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Maldives, Madagascar, Kenya, Italy, Indonesia, India, Honduras, Fiji, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cook Islands, China, Cambodia, Australia

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

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