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Volunteer in Special Needs Care in Costa Rica

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 3-6 Month, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Starts every Monday


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

From USD 300

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Volunteers pay a Registration Fee of USD 279 which covers 24/7 support from IVHQ staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

They then pay a Program Fee, dependent on the duration of their volunteer program, which covers accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (where required).

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Health Care
  • Youth

This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2 and 15

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad