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Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

Green Life Volunteers is a registered non-profit organisation or Association in Costa Rica. They only earn enough to cover operational expenses, like payments for an office...

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Solar Power Project – A Hands On-Workshop

Join our Solar Power Workshop, which is centered around the goal of providing rural communities and schools on the Osa Peninsula with solar power. While the region boasts...

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Green Life Volunteers Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Beautiful experience

Janina, the program coordinator is one of the most gentle, caring and hard working souls I have ever encountered. Her love of animals and her stamina is truly inspiring. She took me to visit dogs in foster homes, pick up dogs from the vet and help her coordinate a fundraiser for her animal rescue. It's nice to see that there are people doing real work with such love and care.

Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Turtle conservation program

Definitely a great experience to have in life. The slow-pace tropical life made everything become so relaxing. I enjoyed every second of my two weeks in Costa Rica. Spending time laughing with friends while leaning away from social media; Interacting with nature while feeling her power; watching over turtles, learning the stories of their species, and amazed by their energy and life journey.

When I was so closed into nature, I truly felt I was a part of it; a part of the sky, ocean, and forests that surrounded me. This sense of involvement cannot be found in cities, and therefore it became the most rewarding and unique aspect of this journey. 6 weeks into my routine college life I still can't help combing back through my memories in Romelia Montezuma, Costa Rica, for it has the nicest people, cutest baby turtles and purest life.

Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Green Life Turtle Protection Volunteering Program - A true return to nature

This volunteering program is a really fantastic one. I learned that turtle eggs stealing in Costa Rica used to be very prevalent, but not now. I am glad that Green Life Volunteers did a great job in protecting the endangered species and make a valuable contribution of nature. Although the living experience is the one I never had before (tough conditions), but it is pith of being a part of nature! I talked to other volunteers from countries all over the world and it was a great time working with them. It was a honor to participate in this program and observe the birth of holy lives, one of the most precious species in the world (Olive Ridley).

Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Volunteer for sea turtle conservation program

I spent two weeks working at Refugio Romelia for sea turtle conservation program with my friends in December 2016. It was my first time doing the volunteer program, and it was such a great experience. Refugio Remelia was located near Montezuma, and we had to walk about 30 min from the town. The refugio was quite lovely, and all the staffs there were very nice and helpful. Jennifer was the manager, and she told us a lot about sea turtles. Our work was basically keeping watch on the hatchery, and released the baby turtles after they were born. We had the opportunity to over 200 baby turtles, and released to the ocean in the early morning. We had so much fun there, and we saw many animals that we hadn't seen before. The food there was also pretty good. It was really a once in the lifetime experience, and I have to thank Janina for answering all the questions before we got there, and Jennifer and other staffs in Refugio Romelia. I highly recommend this program!

Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Solar power project with GLV

If you are like me who is passionate about renewable energy and wouldn't mind some dirt and work, then this program is just for you. Overall, it had been a very hands-on learning journey at the beautiful Osa Peninsula.

Looking back at the program, the one thing that made it such a memorable experience was how well it was organized by Janina, the owner of Green Life Volunteer. The lectures were packed with both technical information and troubleshooting experiences taught by very experienced professionals in the PV installation industry. Outside of work, it was a full cultural immersion opportunity. Janina made sure to balance work with fun by taking us onto various eye opening adventures, some only known to the residents of the peninsula. And the most memorable part of the journey was that we were able to apply our knowledge to help bring electricity to a small elementary school that went 40 years without power. It was truly a once in a life time experience; I was glad that I was a part of the change, and I will definitely consider joining the program again next year. Pura Vida!

Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica with Green Life Volunteers!

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