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 love working outdoors? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Construction and Outdoor placements across three continents!
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!
All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention and you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives on our projects.
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.
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
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.
Explore Costa Rica’s most incredible sights and get experience of local life! See everything from the Arenal Volcano to the idyllic Bocas del Toro islands and get ready for a true adventure!
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting
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.