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

10 programs
  • 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.

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.…

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  • Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 259
  • 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 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…

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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 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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  • Playa Bandera and Sarapiquí, 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 protect and preserve the natural wildlife and environment in the two locations in which it is based: Bandera beach and …

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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+

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

To learn and grow children need a safe and solid environment with the right facilities and resources to help them learn. Schools and Childcare Centres in Costa Rica are…

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  • Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 499
  • 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.

To learn and grow children need a safe and solid environment with the right facilities and resources to help them learn. Schools and Childcare…

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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.

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…

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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 fabulous project was developed to simply save animal lives. Costa Rica has an abundance of indigenous animal life, home to thousands of species of unique and…

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