Volunteer Costa Rica

Volunteers Programs

Love Volunteers is seeking energetic volunteers to help local communities throughout Costa Rica. Opportunities are available precisely where the local population’s needs are greatest, and where volunteers can assist those affected by poverty.

Volunteering opportunities are available in teaching, construction, environmental, conservation and community based projects. The program locations include San Jose, Jaco, Buenavista, Matapalo, Puntarenas province among others. Costa Rica is a multi-faceted Central American country known for its breathtaking Pacific coastline and nature-laden jungles - unforgettable locations for a life-changing volunteer placement!

Volunteering overseas - particularly in a challenging environment - is an experience volunteers will look back on with pride. It will bring a greater understanding of, and compassion for, humanity. With volunteers in Costa Rica coming from many walks of life and generations, it is often a way of forging new and lasting friendships.

Volunteers from all backgrounds have the opportunity to make a great contribution in Costa Rica. By volunteering, one gets to savour a different culture and to form bonds with people who genuinely need help and support. Volunteering in Costa Rica, besides being culturally stimulating, also provides an excellent opportunity to improve one’s Spanish.

Programs

11 programs
  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

The mission of this program is to contribute to the children of Costa Rica, to promote education and to ensure their proper physical, emotional and social development. The early childhood centres on this program provide care and education for local children, aged 3 to 6 years and provide a place where the children of working-class parents can …

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  • Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 339
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

The mission of this program is to contribute to the children of Costa Rica, to promote education and to ensure their proper physical, emotional, and social development. The early childhood centres on this program provide care and education for 20 to 40 local children, aged 3 to 6 years old, and provide a place where the children of working-…

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  • San Ramon de Alajuela and surrounding villages, Costa Rica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 709
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This essential construction program was created to help impoverished families into safe and sanitary homes. Housing is a fundamental human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and everyone should have a safe, secure, and habitable home. Unfortunately, in Costa Rica, many people are impoverished and do not have adequate housing…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of children in Jaco Beach on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast. Volunteers will work as Teacher’s Assistants and will generally work Monday - Friday, at least four hours a day, depending on the needs of the school. Classes have high numbers…

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  • Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 339
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of children in Santa Barbara, 20 minutes drive from downtown San Jose. Volunteers will work as Teacher’s Assistants and will generally work Monday - Friday, at least four hours a day, depending on the needs of the school. Classes have high…

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  • Playa Bandera and Sarapiquí, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 369
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals from specified locations.  For up to date details click on Costa Rica on the IATA website COVID-19 map.

This inspiring conservation program works to protect and preserve…

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  • San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1289
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals.  Internships are available with patients suffering from chronic pain and those in recovery. This would suit medical and nursing students, particularly those with an interest in physiotherapy. 

This amazing program will be a…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 579
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals from specified locations.  For up to date details click on Costa Rica on the IATA website COVID-19 map.

To learn and grow children need a safe and solid environment with…

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  • Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 499
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals from specified locations.  For up to date details click on Costa Rica on the IATA website COVID-19 map.

To learn and grow children need a safe and solid environment with…

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  • Playa Bandera, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 369
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals from specified locations.  For up to date details click on Costa Rica on the IATA website COVID-19 map.

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals from specified locations.  For up to date details click on Costa Rica on the IATA website COVID-19 map.

This fabulous project was developed to simply save animal lives.…

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