Volunteer Costa Rica

Volunteers Programs

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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, childcare, renovation and construction, environmental, animal conservation and community based projects. The program locations are varied and include popular Jaco Beach and Santa Barbara de Heredia just outside San Jose, 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

8 programs
  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the prospects of children in the coastal town of Puerto Jiménez. Costa Rican childcare centres and schools often lack sufficient resources and quality staff are in short supply resulting in overcrowding and inadequate support for the…

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  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 269
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

Want to make a hands-on difference in a real Costa Rican community? This project is for you!  

Set in stunning Osa this…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

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. …

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  • Sarapiquí Rainforest, Heredia , Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 279
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals.  See the additional info. section for procedures in place. 

This inspiring conservation program works to promote and encourage sustainable agriculture practices in the Sarapiquí rainforest. The program is open to all…

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  • San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 709
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals.  See the additional info. section for requirements.

This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for volunteers interested in a career in the healthcare / medical field or those on a pre-med track or 1st year med-…

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  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 469
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

This essential program aims to conserve Costa Rica's turtle, dolphin and whale populations, which have been decimated by human activities to the point of endangerment. …

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  • Playa Matapalo, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 419
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

The Turtle nesting season is now at an end so volunteers will be maintaining the turtle hatcheries until the season begins again in August as well as working to…

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  • Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 419
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

This essential program works to save Costa Rica’s wildlife that is facing a crisis of epic proportions. Development, agriculture, illegal exotic animal trade and…

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