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.
No matter what your level of experience in the world of healthcare, discover affordable ways for you to get involved and help make a difference.
This experience includes bonding with locals and gives a first-hand look into the true local culture. You use the world as a classroom and learn in the most authentic way.
Learn essential technical skills, get direct insight in the outdoor industry & become a certified Outward Bound leader while scuba diving,surfing, hiking, and rafting in Costa Rica & Panama.
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.
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.
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!
Join one of our expeditions. Experience unique cultures. Help drive genuine change in 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.
The Pacuare nesting beach project works together with the local community to protect and study endangered populations of nesting sea turtles, especially the leatherback sea turtle.
Explore 3 Central American countries and trek from the Caribbean to Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, while discovering local culture, bettering your Spanish and engaging in service projects.