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.
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!
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.
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.
This project works to better understand the dynamics of the local populations of hawksbill and green sea turtles, their genetic origin and in-water habitat use and threats.
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in 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.
In Costa Rica a number of homes and care centres have been set up to care for the children who have been abandoned, neglected, abused or orphaned.
Make 2016 the year that you go beyond the norm. Do something extraordinary. Use your year out to stand out.
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!
If you’re looking for something different, you’ve just found it. This spring, do something extraordinary; use your time out to create positive, sustainable change internationally.