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Volunteer in Costa Rica

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks


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• Participants must be at least 18 years old
• Please visit website to download the application form
• Cover letter
• Résumé/CV
• $300 non-refundable application fee
• Supplementary application materials due after provisional acceptance


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Starting from $890 (1 week); $480 (each additional week); *Location and project dependent: – Add $70/week for construction, health or medical placements – Add $70/week for placements outside San José/central valley Optional Spanish classes cost $210/week

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Medical insurance
  • Language instruction
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training

Program Fees Include:

• API advisor to assist you with all pre-departure needs and liaise with partner throughout program
• Airport pick-up / arrival assistance
• Housing with local host family or volunteer lodging
• Meals (Breakfast and dinner 6 days/week)
• Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance
• On-site program orientation
• On-site support from partner and host agency

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Orphans
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, British and Irish Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network