Volunteering » Costa Rica
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.
In Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, you can trek from coast to coast or through a stunning volcano range.
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.
Serious conservation project to rehabilitate sea turtles. Hands-on experience in conservation efforts, including options for research, environmental education and volunteer management
This project works to better understand the dynamics of the local populations of hawksbill and green sea turtles, their genetic origin and in-water habitat use and threats.
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
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.
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala - over 100 positions available! Full Training and TEFL Qualification Provided.
Our Business and Micro-Finance placements are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience working as part of an overseas company.
If you’re looking for something different, you’ve just found it. This spring, do something extraordinary; use your time out to create positive, sustainable change internationally.
Hands-on experience in conservation efforts working with Costa Rican wildlife. Ideal for those studying animal science, zoology, ecology, conservation.
If you are passionate about conservation, and want to try something completely different, then join this project in Costa Rica and be sure to have the time of your life!
Help to build new homes for people living in some of the poorest communities in Costa Rica. You’ll gain a unique insight into the local culture and discover the ’pura vida’ way of...
Want to do something worthwhile? Work alongside communities and project partners, experience cultural exchange and deliver worthwhile sustainable development projects in Costa Rica.
Volunteer on one of our conservation & environment placements and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems.
Do you have a passion for the environment? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Conservation and Environment placements across three continents!
Our teaching placements are ideal for anyone wanting to make a contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications necessary, just enthusiasm to teach!
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.
This unique expedition to Costa Rica & Nicaragua offers the opportunity to contribute to worthwhile sustainable development in two very different Central American countries.
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!
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.