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, 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
  • Playa Pita, Puntarenas , Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

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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  • Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 369
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

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

Set in stunning Osa this program works within local communities to improve living standards for some of the country's poorest residents. Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of local communities by providing much needed…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • 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 Jaco Beach on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast. Volunteers will work as Teacher’s Assistants and will generally work Monday - Friday, for up to 4 hours per day, depending on the needs of the school. Classes have high numbers…

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

This inspiring conservation program works to promote and encourage sustainable agriculture practices in the Sarapiquí rainforest. Working on an organic, self-sufficient farm the program is open to all international volunteers who enjoy working in nature and with rural communities, those who like to spend time preserving and helping the…

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  • Playa Agujas, Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

This essential program aims to conserve Costa Rica's precious marine environment, which has been decimated by human activities to the point of endangerment. Sadly, without preservation, much of this area's  incredible marine life may cease to exist.

Volunteers have the unique opportunity to work alongside marine biologists at a field…

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  • San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 429
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for volunteers interested in a career in the healthcare / medical field, those on a pre-med track or med and nursing students. Participants work in small clinics helping to deliver healthcare to the Costa Rican community in San Ramon.  

Healthcare in Costa Rica is provided free to…

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  • Playa Matapalo, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 469
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the amazing sea turtle. The Turtle Conservation Program works to conserve the future of this majestic creature, which through decades of indiscriminate human plundering, has been drastically reduced in number to a point where it is now on the endangered species list. Sadly…

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

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 contamination are just a few of the issues that affect wildlife and many species are under threat. Volunteers on this fantastic program will spend time working in animal rescue centers…

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