Volunteer In Costa Rica - United Planet - 1-12 Weeks

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Program Description

Experience the "Pura Vida" lifestyle as a United Planet volunteer in Costa Rica! Known for its relaxed, warm culture and amazing biodiversity, volunteers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique culture of this Central American republic.

Volunteers in Costa Rica will have the opportunity to work alongside conservation projects in the rural communities of Costa Rica or experience community development projects in, the country's capital, San José!


Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in volunteer projects related to Children and Education, Global Health, and Environmental Sustainability. Children and Education Quests include assisting at local day cares, working alongside teachers as an English Teacher Assistant, and donating your time at a school for children with special needs. Global Health Quests include spending time with children at a local children's hospital while our Environmental Sustainability Quests include working on a butterfly farm, assisting with sea turtle and other wildlife conservation projects, and working on ecotourism teams.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and possess at least a basic level of Spanish. Quests in Costa Rica require a Quest duration beginning at 1-week.

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What`s Included

Included in a Costa Rica Quest:

Lodging at a local homestay or volunteer cabin
Three home-cooked meals per day
2-day orientation in San José
6 hours of Spanish lessons
City tour of San José and trip to Poás Volcano National Park
Online pre-departure training with our Boston staff
In-country airport transportation
Emergency medical and travel insurance
24/7 in-country support and supervision
A United Planet t-shirt

Program Locations

San Jose, Costa Rica

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Program Details

United Planet
  • Costa Rica: San Jose
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
English, Spanish
Starting at $2,285 USD

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