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.
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.
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
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
Are you an animal science, zoology, ecology or conservation student? Or do you just love animals? Then this project is just for you! Gain real, practical hands-on experience in 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!
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.
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!
Too many countries to choose from? Why not join this incredible 30 week adventure in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas!
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.