Incredible Volunteering in Costa Rica: Costs from USD 345
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Incredible Volunteering in Costa Rica: Costs from USD 345


  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Disaster Relief
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Conservation
  • Microfinance
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Reforestation
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Women
  • Youth

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

Volunteers pay a registration fee of US$299 which covers 24/7 support from an IVHQ program manager, online volunteer training, a comprehensive program guide, and access to deals on flights and travel insurance.

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).

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program and have at least a high school education. Volunteers participating in the health care must have appropriate training and certification (to be presented to IVHQ partner staff on arrival in Costa Rica).

We recommend that all volunteers regardless of their Spanish language ability (unless they are extremely fluent), take advantage of the very affordable Spanish lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers by our program staff in Costa Rica. Past volunteer feedback has shown us that volunteers feel they can contribute far more with some Spanish ability. Spanish is NOT a prerequisite for our Costa Rica program, however on certain placements (such as medical placements) the level of work a volunteer can do will be restricted with limited Spanish. Our local staff in Costa Rica offer hugely discounted Spanish lessons to our volunteers and wide a variety of options (one on one learning, group classes and a local student language exchange). More details on these options are provided when a volunteer registers.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application

Scholarships Offered

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