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Academia Tica: Volunteering in Costa Rica


Costa Rica: Arenal, Barva, Cartago and 14 other cities

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


This program is for those students who:

- Are at least 18 years old (minors can come as part of a group).
- Enroll for a minimum of a 2-week Spanish course at Academia Tica prior to the start of the program.
- Have a Spanish level of A2 (all nature-related projects) or B1 (social projects). Students with considerable lower levels should take into account a longer Spanish course before the start of the volunteering period.
- Are able to commit for the minimum project length. The standard period is 2 weeks, although some projects may require up to 4 weeks.
- For all nature related projects, volunteers should be in good health and willing to work in humid and hot conditions. All volunteers should come with medical insurance and communicate any medical condition or allergies.


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Projects usually require a donation or fee that helps covering administration and material costs.

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Welfare
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marketing
  • Organic Farming
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Wildlife

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network