There are loads of opportunities to work in conservation in Costa Rica on your gap year, and few places in the world that need it more. This is an incredible country to go backpacking through, and volunteering in conservation is the best way to pay Costa Rica back for your travel there. You can work with sea turtles, primates, big cats, and more, and really make a difference while you see the world.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
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.
Volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their eggs. Help protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea post hatching.
Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica’s remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.
ICYE UK’s ethical volunteering programme provides a true cultural immersion for volunteers who support local development NGOs in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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
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.
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!...