Volunteer in Costa Rica
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Volunteer in Costa Rica


  • 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

Program Duration

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

Year(s) Offered

see website

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

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

Program Includes:

• 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

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



• 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

Application Procedures

  • Resume
  • Written Application