Kaya Responsible Travel participant with the locals Kaya Responsible Travel participant with the locals

Costa Rica Spring Break Volunteering Week

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, Alternative Spring Break


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Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost Includes:

  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees

Program Fees Include:

* Accommodation: Single or shared room in a family homestay, depending on availability
* Food: 3 Meals per day
* Laundry
* Airport pick up and drop off from San Jose International Airport
* Training: Pre-departure preparation pack, on-site orientation and project induction provided
* Support: On-site coordinator providing 24 hour support
* 1 day tour of Arenal Volcano and Boldi Hot Springs (transport, lunch and dinner included)
* Spanish lessons (for those who select the volunteer / language option)

Experience Required


    This project is open to all and enthusiasm and a willingness to join in are a must. Spanish is required for this placement. Those with intermediate / advance Spanish can spend 100% of Tuesday - Thursday volunteering. Those with little Spanish will split their time; mornings will be spent volunteering and afternoons learning Spanish.

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development

Typical Volunteer

A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application