Volunteering programs and responsible tourism activities in Costa Rica
How to use this page.
Click on the announcement you are interested in. Check the date of the publication (some opportunities in Costa Rica might be already expired). If the announcement is still valid, look for the ‘contact details‘ section. There you can find free ways to get in touch with the hosts (website, e-mail, phone numbers, application form). Send the host/organization a message and wait for a reply.
Volunteering in Costa Rica… for independent travellers!
Some of these opportunities are completely free (you receive free food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work – wwoof style). Others require a daily/monthly contribution fee for the food. Remember that some areas in Costa Rica might still be underdeveloped and volunteering can’t be a ‘free’ thing.
If you want to have an “impact” but you only have a few weeks to do volunteering abroad, then we recommend you to choose the paid opportunities: you will contribute not only with your skills but also with your money to improve the local community with research and development. This is usually better than paying for a “western hotel” or touristic village owned by foreign companies.
Our website, Voluntouring, is not a touristic agency and is not taking any agency intermediation fees from the organizations listed below. For this reason, all of your money will go directly to support the NGO/research centre/community.
This is also why you will find that the prices for the volunteering experiences are much lower than the ones offered in other professional agencies.