Volunteer at the Cloud Forest School!

Cause Areas


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


Carretera Monterverde a TilarĂ¡nMonteverde, Puntarenas 23-5655CR


The Cloud Forest School is an environmentally focused, bilingual school nestled on 106 acres of protected lands. This is a great opportunities for volunteers to learn about sustainable environmental practices, progressive education while at the same time immerse themselves in a unique cross-cultural setting. Volunteer tasks can range from reforestation, garden and greenhouse work to accompanying students on a hike through the forest or working on trail maintenance. On rainy days volunteers typically work in our library, paint and help file papers. Long term volunteers have the option to work in various classrooms based on their interests and skillset. Above all, volunteers should be flexible and possess a desire to learn from and contribute to our school staff and student body! Some standard volunteer tasks are:

  • building and classroom painting
  • facilities repair
  • trail maintenance
  • creation and repair of signs
  • tending of green house, germination beds, flower and vegetable gardens
  • collection, preparation, and planting of seeds for reforestation project
  • planting, weeding, and tagging saplings in reforestation project
  • assistance with Environmental Education classes
  • assist with recess and bus duties, class trips and special events as needed
  • office and library tasks during poor weather
  • work in our library


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Habitat Restoration
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • We prefer to have volunteers for at least 2 weeks
  • Must be at least 18 years old if unaccompanied by an adult

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