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Affordable Volunteering in Costa Rica: From USD300 for 1 Wk!

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 1-2 Weeks, Alternative Spring Break, Summer

Dates

Projects run throughout the year, you pick when you go!

Qualifications

Varies by project, please see the individual project descriptions on the UBELONG website.

Languages

  • English

Cost in US$:

Program fees from only USD300 for 1 week!

Cost Includes:

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

Program Fees Include:

UBELONG is a social organization. Our fees are the most affordable in the world if you want to make a real impact, join an incredibly tight-knit community of international volunteers and have the finest team of professionals supporting you throughout your experience. Some of what the UBELONG fees include:

**World-class 24/7 support from our in-country and Washington, DC based teams.
**Clean, comfortable and safe housing.
**Delicious meals every day.
**Access to humanitarian projects where you will be mentored and empowered to make a real impact.
**Conveniences like airport pickup and access to discounted flights and insurance.
**Friendship with the many other volunteers who you will be living and serving with.
**Telling the world you joined a program with UBELONG, a name known by universities and employers across the world as the gold standard of international volunteering.

Credit Available

yes

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Disability Issues
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Reforestation
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

UBELONG Volunteers have the well-deserved reputation of being some of the finest international volunteers in the world. From students at top universities to professionals at prestigious organizations to backpackers and retirees traveling for months, UBELONG Volunteers come from all backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. Join the finest volunteers in the world today!

Age Range

18 & Up

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2-200

Scholarships are Available

UBELONG Campus Leaders recruit a team of eight or more of their classmates and, with their UBELONG Mentor's continual support, organize a trip to volunteer on a UBELONG project. As a reward for their leadership, UBELONG Campus Leaders do not pay the UBELONG reservation fee. UBELONG Campus Leaders come from schools throughout the world, including Cornell, Rice, Yale, Indiana University and La Sorbonne.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-7 days

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network
  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad