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!
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.
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.
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.
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.