Volunteering 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 the health and social care field 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 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!
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure 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 be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
HAVE A QUESTION?
We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us via email if you have any questions or use the chat window in the bottom right.