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.
Short-term specials are programmes for 16-19 year olds. They are ideal for anyone interested in exciting foreign travel, making a difference in local communities, and making new friends!
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.
Too many countries to choose from? Why not join this incredible 30 week adventure in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas!
Volunteer on one of our Conservation & Environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Live in the a research camp based deep in the rainforest and gain valuable professional travel journalism experience and references.
Earn your TEFL certificate while teaching English to deprived kids in countries. It’s a great way to explore a country & give something back.
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.
Get paid to teach English in over 80 countries around the world with an accredited TEFL certification & lifetime job placement assistance from International TEFL Academy.
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.
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.