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Eco-Agriculture Volunteering in Costa Rica

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  • 22 people are interested

Help local coffee growers and learn sustainable coffee production from bean to cup.

Eco-Agriculture projects are located high in the cloud forest, surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains and near the famous cloud forest of Monteverde. Volunteers work directly with a coffee-farming community to support the families in their daily activities. This includes all aspects of the coffee growing process from planting to roasting, and sometimes working with the final product. Activities may vary depending on the season, as coffee harvesting is from December until early February​, but there is plenty of interesting work to do all year round.

Volunteers at Eco-Agriculture projects may be asked to:

  • Harvest and process coffee beans
  • Tend to the coffee tree nursery
  • Plant and prune coffee trees
  • Package and market the coffee
  • Assist with reforestation projects
  • Support supplemental agriculture projects

Participants are always supported by Maximo Nivel’s in-country coordinators but they are not on site at the project. Volunteers work directly with the Spanish-speaking project director and his or her assistants.

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About Maximo Nivel


De La Farmacia La Bomba, 75m South, left side, San Pedro-Montes de Oca, San Jose 11801, CR

Mission Statement

Maximo Nivel has been offering volunteer abroad programs since 2003. We are a locally-based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We’re the real deal--we’re a feet-on-the-street, live here, work here kind of organization. We offer top-notch volunteer abroad programs and great client service. Our program fees are affordable and transparent.


Maximo Nivel is a family-owned organization founded in 2003. We own and operate four locally-based educational institutes in three of the world’s most beautiful countries-Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

We work with more than 4,000 students, volunteers, clients, and travelers every year. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service. At Maximo Nivel, we continuously invest in professional staff and first-class facilities to ensure you have a great experience!


Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


De La Farmacia La Bomba 75m SouthSan Pedro, San Jose Costa Rica



  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 week minimum

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