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Volunteer in Costa Rica with United Planet: 1 - 12 weeks

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Our world is faced with an unprecedented global health crisis and it is often nonprofits serving vulnerable populations that encounter the most severe struggles. United Planet is responding to meet these needs by offering opportunities for volunteers to support selected ecological projects. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Costa Rica and working to ensure the safety of our volunteers.

Costa Rica is known for its amazing natural beauty, biodiversity, eco-tourism, and warm, relaxed culture. As a volunteer in this Central American republic, you’ll immerse yourself in a nation of undisturbed rain-forests, peaceful atmosphere (the Costa Rican army was abolished in 1948) and Pura Vida lifestyle. Costa Ricans are friendly, relaxed, and willing to lend a hand, or even a home, in times of need. Slow down and appreciate a different pace of life you'll feel at home in this family-oriented culture.

Our projects in Costa Rica support environmental efforts around the country. As a United Planet volunteer in Costa Rica, you can work at rural conservation projects, eco-farms, or wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Environmental conservation projects, which may include maintaining trails and gardens, helping with reforestation projects, planting trees and gardening, and maintaining infrastructure
- Promoting long-term survival of sea turtles by protecting sea turtle nesting grounds from human poachers and beach erosion

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.

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About United Planet


361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.


Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at, email:, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.


Animals, Environment, International


Fri Jul 01, 2022 - Wed Aug 31, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 12 weeks including travel to Costa Rica

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