Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica offers phenomenal sights, sounds and adventures that allow you to immerse yourself in the unique and vibrant culture of the country. Popular for its stunning beaches and lush green rainforests, it provides an ideal environment for fostering cultural understanding.

Many Options

This paradise on Earth offers fantastic choices for volunteering. You can choose from a range of volunteer programs that includes wildlife conservation, educating the local communities, environmental preservation and ecological projects.

Join hands with various Non-Profit and government organizations and travel for a richer experience. The volunteer programs in Costa Rica support the local communities, schools, NGOs, healthcare centers, environmentalist, conservation projects, organic farming, wildlife reserves and marine turtle preservation.

Help Regions

Those interested in community education can apply to organizations at Volunteer-Abroad and work with children, teaching them English, Spanish, arts, sports and indulge in various social and educational programs. These projects are available in various areas including the Guanacaste province, Tortuguero, La Garita and Atenas near San Jose.

You can also work as an orphanage volunteer with impoverished children and help them rebuild their lives.


There's also a complete Volunteering Nurse Guide in case you need to know the basics and help others.

Conservation Programs

The conservation projects offer fantastic opportunities to work with the endangered species and learn about their habitats. Enjoy the unique culture and beauty of the country while you involve yourself in a project or two. By volunteering in Costa Rica you can participate in the various specialized preservation programs that include the rainforest preservation, marine turtle conservation and jaguar conservation program. Volunteers can prepare hatcheries, patrol the beaches, mark trails, help with the general maintenance and conduct research about the habitats of the endangered species.



Some volunteer projects also facilitate the poor families in Costa Rica in rebuilding their homes or providing them with weather protection and sanitation. Volunteers can work alongside the families to build better and sustainable homes.

International volunteer travel organizations like the uVolunteer work with the local NPOs and government agencies, providing volunteer vacations in Latin America. The volunteer programs range from teaching sports to ecotourism, community development and sustainability.


Start Helping

Volunteering in Costa Rica is helping the local community in preserving the natural resources and evolving without external influence. Volunteering allows you to test yourself and help in building, teaching and in environmental research. These volunteer programs are dedicated to the preservation and low impact of management of ecosystems in Costa Rica.

Guanacaste Escape Adventure Tour
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting at $932 per person
Around Beautiful Costa Rica Tour
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting at $1,071 per person