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.
Costa Rica is well known for its beautiful serene beaches and breath-taking wilderness, but most visitors don’t know that Costa Rica is in need of volunteers to keep projects running.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture when you travel to Quepos and volunteer on a community project helping disadvantaged children.
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.
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!
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.
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
Discover Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua as you scuba dive, surf, and hike your way through cultural immersion, meaningful service projects and leadership training to earn certifications.
Join the ultimate adventure
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.
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.