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 €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 £699

Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 1 Weeks 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 £155

Quick Volunteering & Adventure Travel Trips

Duration: from 1 Weeks 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 and gorillas in the wild, or contribute to a community project in Africa or Asia

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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 £2,315

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 £699

Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

Duration: from 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 $1,039 USD

Surf and Save Turtles in Costa Rica

Duration: from 1 Weeks 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 £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 £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 £1,549

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 $829 USD

Build Homes in Costa Rica

Duration: from 1 Weeks 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 £1,395

Conservation Work Abroad

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Botswana, Thailand, South Africa, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Kenya, Fiji, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Cambodia

Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.

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from £609

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation

Duration: from 1 Weeks
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 £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 £677

Help Protect Turtles on Costa Rica's Beaches

Duration: from 1 Weeks 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 £2,599

Central America Ethical Adventure

Duration: from 10 Weeks
Countries: Nicaragua, Madagascar, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica

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.

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from £1,850

Community, Environmental and Adventure Projects

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

This unique expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua offers the opportunity to contribute to worthwhile sustainable development in two very different Central American countries.

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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 £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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