Volunteer in Costa Rica

Program Snapshot

San José, Montezuma, Beunavista, Matapalo
18 years+
Minimum Stay: 
1 week
Airport Pickup: 
Included (except Agro-Ecology)
LV registration fees plus program fees from $US280 for one week.
Homestay or Volunteer House.
Intermediate English. Spanish classes encouraged.

Program overview

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.

To find out more about Costa Rica check out Lonely Planet and Wikitravel. Also, check out the amazing photos in our Volunteer in Costa Rica albums on Facebook and Pinterest!