Volunteering in Costa Rica
From 1 Weeks
Some of the programs are available for a minimum duration of 1 weeks.
The programs start every Monday.
The projects require good English skills.
Basic knowledge is required in order to communicate with the local people on site.
Your Project Location Esparza
All our Costa Rica projects are located in the city of Esparza. The city is located about 80 km west of the capital San José in the province of Puntarenas. Esparza isn't a typical tourist destination and is rather untouched with a relaxed lifestyle. It's very common for the local inhabitants to ride with their horses through the streets. The city isn't located directly on the coastline, but the closest beach is just about a 20 minute drive away. Esparza is the perfect destination for everyone who wants to support local communities while exploring and enjoying themselves during surfing, diving or hiking through the beautiful nature of Costa Rica.
Volunteering Programs in Costa Rica
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3 Steps to Volunteer in Costa Rica
Our Services for Your Volunteer Placement
- Before You Arrive
Individual placement of internships with regard to subject, duration and time
Contact person of our local partner organization during the entire preparation phase for your internship abroad
Creation and processing of the contract between you and the company
Assistance with visa formalities
On request, an arrangement of a language course or organization of accommodation
Information about cheap flights, insurance, vaccinations, and other important travel information
- On Your Arrival
Organization of the transfer to your accommodation
Presentation of a welcome package (depending on location)
Detailed information about the respective city and surroundings
SIM prepaid card for your mobile phone (depending on location)
Information documents on various leisure activities
Tips for using public transport
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Wildlife Protection in Esparza
Costa Rica has an enormous biodiversity of plants and animals. This makes it one of the 20 biodiversity richest countries in the world. Nature conservation is a priority in Costa Rica. In December 2007, a law named "Peace with Nature " was passed, which aims to achieve a balanced carbon footprint by 2021. As a part of the animal welfare project, you too can help to protect Costa Rica's wildlife. The project aims to train abused and neglected animals and to prepare them for their new life in the wild. The project has to parts, a marine park and a rehabilitation center. Both want to educate the local population as well as tourists about the importance of marine conservation.
The same rehabilitation center and marine park also offer the possibility to help in the field of veterinary medicine. You will support the staff and doctors to treat wounds or minor operations.
Community Project: Support in Agriculture
Costa Rica is a country shaped by agriculture. Whether it's livestock, the production of crops or the production of cheese and honey – Costa Rica has a great variety to offer. As part of our agriculture project, you have the opportunity to support one or more of these farms. You will get involved in the daily work and learn what is means to be a farmer in Costa Rica. In addition, you will learn more about the peculiarities of Costa Rican agriculture as well as the culture and customs of the locals.
Sport Coaching at Schools
When it comes to compulsory education for everyone, Costa Rica is a true pioneer in South America. Already since 1863 education is compulsory. However, there are often insufficient financial resources to support all schools equally. Especially schools in rural areas like Esparza are affected. The austerity measures mostly affect the "least important" subjects such as physical education. Therefore, the sports coaching project was established to ensure the physical education of the students. The project aims to create a balance to the learning and other responsibilities the students face outside the school. In this project, a certain affinity for sport and creativity is required to provide the students with as varied a range of sports as possible.