Volunteer in Costa Rica
Volunteer in Costa Rica

Volunteer in
Costa Rica

All projects are available from 1 to 24 weeks in and around San Jose, including Turtle Conservation, Childcare, Teaching English, Healthcare, 2 weeks special projects

Costa Rica


Costa Rica - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-24 Weeks

Program Locations : Alajuela, Caribbean Rainforest, Osa Peninsula, Pacific Coast, Puerto Viejo, Santa Barbara De Heredia & Various

Minimum Age : 17 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : Costa Rican Colón

Language : Spanish

Travel on Weekends to: explore the coffee plantation covered hills,volcanic national parks and pristine beaches

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Volunteer in Costa Rica

Be a volunteer in Costa Rica with Volunteering Solutions and choose from a wide range of volunteer abroad programs including Childcare, Teaching English, Rainforest Conservation, Environment Conservation, Animal Care, and Sea Turtle Conservation. We also have a specially curated 2-Week Voluntour Project, which combines the best of travel & volunteer opportunities in Costa Rica, apt for those who have a time crunch. All volunteer work in Costa Rica is located in and around the capital city, San Jose. VolSol is one of the best volunteering organizations in Costa Rica & trusted by thousands of past volunteers for the last 17 years.


  • Projects located in the Pacific, Caribbean Rainforest, Central Valley, and Osa Peninsula
  • A wide variety of volunteering opportunities are available all year round from 1 to 24 weeks
  • Low-cost volunteer projects including meals and accommodation
  • Explore the magnificent landscapes of Costa Rica on weekends
  • Incredible travel options including volcano treks, coffee plantation tours, and 2 Week Special option

Best Volunteer Opportunities in Costa Rica

Ellie - Volunteer in the Childcare Project in Costa Rica
"I decided to travel to Costa Rica to work on my Spanish and it has been such a wonderful experience! During the week I work at a daycare and the staff has welcomed me with such generous hospitality. Living with a family has allowed me to be immersed in the language and culture, a valuable experience for my future career as a Spanish teacher!"

Ellie - Volunteer in the Childcare Project in Costa Rica View

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Weekend Travel Options

Costa Rica is undoubtedly a beach lovers paradise and when you are there in the country, you'll surely spend most of your time by the beaches. Try out several water sports, go for the sunset cruise, and savor the taste of the cuisine at the beachside shacks while exploring on the weekends. The country has a huge span of forested area and you can take tours of the Tortuguero National Park, The Corcovado National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park. If you are an adventure junkie, then you'll get ample options here - including zip-lining through forests and cave explorations. There is so much to do in Costa Rica, that your weekends might not just be enough! Make your checklist and we'll help you in ticking them off!

Doka Coffee Plantation La Paz Waterfall Gardenscoffee plantation

Deep thrills for Coffee Lovers! Visit the Doka Coffee Estate first because it is an authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation and a Costa Rican trademark. Over here, you will get to enjoy creating some of the world’s best coffee from start to finish and then even sample it! After this, you can continue to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The best way to enjoy these waterfalls is to listen for hummingbirds butterflies, and marvel at the rainforest, orchids, and the tropical flowers!

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation

Can’t get enough of Coffee? This plantation has the hard bean Costa Rican coffee spread over 30 acres. Here you will learn how organic coffee is really grown, harvested, dried, and finally processed. If you visit here in the harvest season – from October to January – then you can even participate in picking the coffee! You will go through the steps of coffee preparation and also learn how experts test and rate coffee.

Highlands Tour to Barva and Heredia

The mask makers of Barva are famous for still creating their art for various community festivals and making giant puppets that can dance in the streets. In Heredia, visit the colonial-styled Spanish landmarks including the El Fortin, the Guard Tower, the main cathedral, and the Casa de la Cultura. And if you want to see a recreation of Spanish colonial Costa Rica, then visit the Museo de Cultura Popular on your way back.

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley, Lankester Gardens volcano costa rica

From starting your tour from the Panamerican Highway, as you wind upward, you’ll be able to get a view of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Explore the Virgin of the Angels Basilica before heading to the Lankester Gardens upon your descent. In the Lankester Gardens, you’ll see 800 different species of orchids, bromeliads, and hundreds of other plants. Then, continue to Orosi Valley to visit a colonial church before lunch.

If you have anything else in your bucket list or planning to go explore any of the above-mentioned places, you can simply get in touch with our Travel Experts, who can guide you better in planning your weekend tours. Drop us a mail at mentioning your choice of weekend adventures, and we shall cater your needs.

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