OUR INTERN OR VOLUNTEER IN COSTA RICA PROJECTS

Volunteer in paradise, in this land of contrasting terrain, expansive coastline, active volcanoes, bustling cities and tropical rainforests!

Volunteer in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s vibrant tourism scene has helped raise income levels, but there is still work to continue improvement on environmental and community projects. If you’re passionate about animal welfare, our Sea Turtle Conservation Project is perfect for you! Those wanting to work with communities and young people, can Teach English in San Jose. You can also volunteer in Costa Rica in health and social care fields through our Mother and Child Nutrition project. Additionally, improve your Spanish speaking skills on our “Learn Spanish” programme. Being able to communicate in Spanish will add to your volunteer project in Costa Rica experience and improve your immersion in the culture, especially as you will be living with a local family during your stay.

In your spare time, dare to try bungee jumping off the Old Colorado River Bridge or learn to surf in wonderfully warm tropical seas! Whale and dolphin watching is a must as various species spend long periods of time along the coast of Costa Rica. Be sure to visit the capital of San Jose, home to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the National Theatre’s ornate playhouse. Try fresh, local produce and buy handmade souvenirs at the many artisan markets.

Share your skills and experiences with Costa Rican communities and NGOs to carry out rewarding work on projects while being able to live in a biodiverse paradise! Join us as an intern or volunteer in Costa Rica project now!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here are some important facts about Costa Rica:

  • Population 4,814,144 / July 2015 estimate
  • Language – Spanish (official language), English
  • Religion – Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.3%, other Protestant 0.7%, other 4.8%, none  3.2%
  • Currency Costa Rica Colon (CRC)
  • Climate – tropical and subtropical; dry season is December to April; rainy season is May to November; cooler in the highlands

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Teen Community Volunteering in Costa Rica

Join us in a rural community of Costa Rica and contribute to the local community while living an adventure of a lifetime!

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Volunteering for teenagers in Costa Rica

Spend your holidays doing something different and help others through volunteering overseas. Work on 1 of 4 projects in Costa Rica that accept teenagers from 15 years old.

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Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Volunteer on this Sea Turtle conservation project and protect female sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings on beaches along the coasts of Costa Rica.

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Teach in Elementary Schools and Kindergartens in San Jose, Costa Rica

Volunteer abroad with Kaya in Costa Rica and get hands-on teaching experience with children who will really benefit from international instruction.

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Mother and Child Nutrition

Join us at nutrition centres improving diets in Costa Rica on this mother and child nutrition volunteer placement.

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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica

Join our unique Spanish immersion language course that enable students to learn the language and at the same time experience Costa Rican culture.

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Costa Rica Spring Break Volunteering Week

Join us in San Jose for a week of community volunteering helping abandoned and underprivileged children in the city’s children’s homes , community and day care centres.

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Community Empowerment Volunteering at Cooperatives in Costa Rica

Become a volunteer in Costa Rica and join one of our most unique projects in Central America assisting local communities at 2 cooperatives.

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Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica in a busy animal rescue centre, helping animals that have been neglected, lost their natural habitats or injured and are undergoing rehabilitation.

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APPLY ONLINE

Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

CONFIRMATION

Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.

GET PREPARED

When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.