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

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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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.

Many 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. You can also support community development projects in San José, the nation’s capital.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Working in homes for elderly, providing recreation and special attention
- Supporting abused, abandoned, or orphaned children at orphanages, daycare centers, public elementary schools, or a children’s hospital
- Environmental conservation projects, which may include maintaining trails and gardens, helping with reforestation projects, planting trees and gardening, and maintaining infrastructure
-Caring for animals at an animal rescue center or farming and ecotourism cooperative
- 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.


  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 12 weeks
  • Basic Spanish

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