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Volunteer in Costa Rica

Program Duration

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


On-going, throughout school year and summer


We are looking for people who want to volunteer at the Cloud Forest School. Our volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and have conversational/fluent English. Spanish is not a requirement, although it is helpful. No experience is necessary, although previous volunteer experiences are helpful.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 10/day, minimum 3 weeks. Homestay is an additional USD 15/day and includes all meals and laundry.

Program Fees Include:

Volunteer fees (USD 10/day) includes: transportation to and from homestay to worksite, internet usage at school, free coffee/tea at school, workshops on Costa Rican culture, spanish classes 2x week, trips/tours within the Monteverde zone, and full-time guidance and orientation by Program Coordinator. Homestay fees (USD 15/day) includes: 3 meals per day, laundry once per week, private room, and a loving school family!

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Reforestation

Typical Volunteer

We are looking for people from all walks of life to volunteer at our school! Many volunteers are college age individuals, while others are adults. We choose people who want to make a difference at the Cloud Forest School by working as volunteers with us. Our volunteers also want to spend some time here in Monteverde, and get to know our unique community!

Age Range

18 and over

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Resume
  • Written Application