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.
Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management
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.
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.
This unique expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua offers the opportunity to contribute to worthwhile sustainable development in two very different Central American countries.
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in Costa Rica.
Volunteering abroad is something many people do on their gap year and with this programme you can do make yourself stand out by doing this and also learning a language.
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!
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 is your chance to learn a new skill, teach English as a foreign language and make a whole load of new memories. All in the beautiful setting of Costa Rica.