Volunteering in Costa Rica
Our volunteer projects are based in various locations but are available to people with a wide range of interests and skills. If animal welfare and rescue is a particular passion of yours, volunteer for our Sea Turtle Conservation Project. However, for those wanting to work with communities and young people, we have a Teach English project in San Jose. If you are keen to volunteer in the health and social care field, join the project involving Mother and Child Nutrition.
For those wanting to work on their Spanish speaking skills, we offer a learn Spanish programme. Being able to communicate in Spanish will add to your volunteer experience and improve your immersion in the culture especially as you will be living with a local family during your visit.
Poverty has declined in Costa Rica in recent years but we need volunteers to ensure this trend continues and to build on constantly improving the environmental and community work. Costa Rica has a vibrant tourism scene, which has helped to raise income levels.
In your spare time, dare to try the bungee jump off the Old Colorado River Bridge, an experience you will never forget! Alternatively, for those based in the cities, why not add on an extra week or two to your stay and learn to surf in wonderful warm tropical seas. Whale and dolphin watching is a must see, with various species spending the longest period of the year in Costa Rica.
For those based at the coast, extend your trip and visit the capital San Jose. It is home to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum exhibiting an amazing collection of objects and the National Theatre with an ornate playhouse. To try fresh local produce and buy handmade delights, head down to the artisan markets. A country with such biodiversity, contrasting rural, coastal and urban areas, Costa Rica has something appealing for everyone!
Join us and volunteer with Kaya in Costa Rica, share your skills and experiences with local staff in communities and NGOs to carry out rewarding work on projects where your help and efforts are in the most demand.