Volunteering in Costa Rica offers you the chance to make a real difference in an incredible country not far from some of Central America’s best beaches and where voluntary assistance is appreciated.
Come to Costa Rica and experience a cultural home stay with a typical Costa Rican family, whilst taking part in one of our exciting projects. There are several options to choose from. The preferred two areas are: assisting at a girl’s refuge where you can organise art/craft activities, teach English and help with daily chores and assisting at a day nursery where you can look after children aged up to the age of 7, changing nappies, playing, and helping with meals. Volunteering in Costa Rica could also throw up new opportunities once settled in and see you move from your initial base onto conservation and sea turtle projects.
Volunteers usually spend their free time with their host family, enjoying parties, shopping and practising their Spanish. Costa Rica is a small country and most tourist sights are easily accessible. Tourists are well catered for and transport links are good. Costa Rica is the best choice for anyone wanting to create a unique volunteer experience entirely of their own.
Longer stay volunteers may be interested in joining coastal ecology projects for a couple of weeks or more which focus on beach cleaning, conservation education and cultural exchange.
Weekends are free (and occasional days off midweek according to schedule) to explore this small but diverse tropical country either on your own or using organised excursions arranged by the coordinator.
Come and volunteer in Costa Rica if you want the challenge of being submersed in a completely different culture, want to get ‘stuck in’ amongst local people with the opportunity to gain self-confidence and develop new skills.
If you want to improve your Spanish or learn some Spanish from scratch and use it whilst in Costa Rica, we look forward to meeting you! (Classes can be arranged on arrival)
Costa Rica is a tiny Central American country straddling the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. There is a sophisticated, conservation-minded tourist infrastructure with a well-developed network of national parks.
Active travellers can surf, hike, snorkel and spot wildlife for starters. The incredibly varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach. Trees laden with orchids are home to quetzals and over fifty species of hummingbird. Peaceful, democratic Costa Rica is the ideal destination for independent travellers looking for a spot of adventure.
With so much on offer, what are you waiting for? Come and volunteer in Costa Rica