Volunteer in Costa Rica


Protection and conservation of the Quebradas River basin
Quebradas       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Biological Centre and Natural Reserve in Quebradas are protecting the main water source, the flora and fauna of the area. International volunteers are invited to support the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve. The Reserve is located 3 km uphill from the community of Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. The Reserve was created in 1989 as an answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. There's also an environmental education centre.
The mission of the Reserve is:
- to stop the deforestation and preserve the basin of Las Quebradas River, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón;
- to develop environmental education and awareness initiatives for children and the community;
- to establish various sustainable systems in order to guarantee the conservation of flora, fauna and water resources in the area;
- to become financially independent through ecotourism;
- to do research and to promote the conservation work.

The Reserve is especially proud of the diversity of birds and butterflies that live in its forest. They have already constructed a butterfly farm to show all the different types of butterflies for the enjoyment of the visitors. Now, they also want to improve the bird watching opportunities in the area. Experts estimate that there are about 200 different birds in the protected area. The Biological Center wants to observe the habits of these birds in order to create leaflets about the types of birds that can be found in the area during the different times of the year. You can also find white-face monkeys and other small tropical mammals. The Biological Center also has a garden with medicinal plants, and they produce organic compost. In addition, within the 36 hectares of the Reserve, you can find a system of 4 trails, 3 of which have signs for educational guided tours.

The volunteers will join the conservation, protection and awareness work of the Reserve. Possible tasks for the volunteers:
• to maintain the garden of medicinal plants,
• to maintain the Butterfly Garden,
• to maintain the channel around the lagoon,
• to maintain the trails inside the Reserve,
• to clean and to maintain green areas,
• to make new informative wooden signs for the trails,
• to plant flowers and trees on the access road,
• to paint and to maintain the buildings.
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday, 5-8 hours a day (depending on the tasks and weather).

Special requirements:
- to be able to work on physically demanding tasks such as construction and maintenance of trails,
- to be ready to walk uphill for 50 minutes every morning in order to get to the project site and walk back to the host family in town after finishing work every afternoon.

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days before the start of the project. On the third day, you will travel to the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay with a host family in Quebradas, Perez Zeledon.

Location: Las Quebradas is a small village near the town of San Isidro del General in Southern Costa Rica. Quebradas is located in the mountains, over 744 meters above the sea level, and it is part of the El General Valley. The valley is surrounded by high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte to the north (3491 meters above sea level) and the highest mountain of Costa Rica, El Cerro Chirripó, at 3820 meters (about 12000 feet). The weather in the region is humid and, although the rainy season lasts from May until December, there will probably be some showers during the dry season as well.
Quebradas has some indigenous heritage from the pre-Columbian times, and some traces from those cultures can still be found in the community and the region. Las Quebradas was founded by farmers who moved to the mountains to the north of San Isidro and settled at the border of the river Quebradas. Currently, because of private and communal initiatives, Quebradas is preserving the high lands in those mountains to protect the river Quebradas, which is supplying drinking water to Quebradas, San Isidro and other communities in the surroundings. The main economic activity is agriculture (coffee, sugarcane, corn, beans, fruits and vegetables).

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 500 USD for 4 weeks; 950 USD for 8 weeks; 1400 USD for 12 weeks; 1850 USD for 16 weeks; 2200 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Conservation, ecotourism and education work in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest
Monteverde       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is well administered by a small community which directly benefits from it.

With an area of 310 hectares, a great biodiversity and the source of many streams and rivers, the Reserve supplies the local communities and their surroundings with a nature preserve among a mosaic of protected neighboring areas: The Children’s Eternal Rain Forest, The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Arenal National Park. Together, these constitute a joined protected area of forest of approximately 28 000 hectares, where populations of endangered animals, such as the tapir, jaguar and quetzal, have been revived. For all of these reasons, the Reserve receives annually about 20 000 tourists.

Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainable development projects.

At Santa Elena Reserve, helping hands are always welcome. You will not only have the unforgettable experience of knowing one of the most world renowned centers of conservation and biodiversity, but you will also enjoy the opportunity of meeting a new culture. Costa Ricans, in general, and people from the Monteverde area, in particular, are known for their friendship, respect and kindness.

Volunteers will mostly work along the crew of the Reserve. Their tasks include:
• maintaining and creating trails,
• repairing infrastructure,
• helping with the reforestation project of the local high school,
• assisting at the main office in town with reservations and translations.
If you stay for a longer period and have specific skills, you may also help with research going on at the Reserve.

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteer will live with a local host family.

Location: Santa Elena of Monteverde (Puntarenas Province)

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 515 USD for 4 weeks; 965 USD for 8 weeks; 1415 USD for 12 weeks; 1865 USD for 16 weeks; 2215 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Environmental activities in Loro River Water Springs Park
Cartago       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Municipal Park “Naciente Rio Loro” (or Loro River Water Springs) is located in the Central Mountain Range of Costa Rica at approximately 1200 meters above the sea level and consists of 23 hectares of land.

The creation of the park was an initiative of the Running Water Technical Commission of the Municipality of the small city of Cartago aiming to protect the springs that provide running water to the nearby communities. It also aims to offer environmental education and a place for leisure for the people of these communities and of downtown Cartago.

During the school year (from March to November), the park receives groups of elementary school students. Over the weekends and during the "summer" vacation (from December to April), the park receives visitors that come to spend the day with their families and friends.

As a volunteer in this project you may:
• clean trails,
• maintain infrastructure,
• assist with the groups that visit the park,
• translate into other languages if necessary,
• do some office tasks if necessary.

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteer will live with a local host family.

Location: Ochomogo, Cartago, in the Costa Rican Central Valley

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 450 USD for 4 weeks; 850 USD for 8 weeks; 1250 USD for 12 weeks; 1650 USD for 16 weeks; 1950 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Support the activities of Lankester Botanical Garden
Cartago       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Lankester Botanical Garden is an ecological project and is a part of Universidad de Costa Rica. The mission of the garden is to promote conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of native flora of Costa Rica threatened with extinction, especially epiphytes, through programs of scientific research, horticulture and environmental education. As a botanical institution, it’s a leader in the study and conservation of epiphytic plants of the Mesoamerican region. It consists of 11 hectares with field collections, collections in greenhouses and secondary forests, and is habitat for more than 3,000 plant species.

Possible tasks for the volunteers:
• General garden maintenance
• Care of the collections of plants in the field and in the greenhouses
• Cleaning of trails
• Volunteers with training in fields related to botany also contribute to the implementation of specific tasks and activities
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from around 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Special requirements:
- Basic level of Spanish
- Good physical condition
- Interests in botany

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 2 days before the start of the project. On the second day, you will travel to the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family in Cartago Center.

Location: Paraíso de Cartago, Cartago, in the Costa Rican Central Valley

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 450 USD for 4 weeks; 850 USD for 8 weeks; 1250 USD for 12 weeks; 1650 USD for 16 weeks; 1950 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Protection of tropical coastline and wildlife in Cabo Blanco National Park
Puntarenas       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: San Miguel is part of the Reserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco (3100 hectares) located at the southernmost tip of Costa Rica’s northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, which was established in 1963 and is the country’s oldest national protected reserve (it is now a National Park). Our main goal is the conservation of the 3100ha of vegetation and of course the wildlife of the coastline.

Some of the most common trees in the National Park are: Madrono, Pochote, Roble de sabana, Corteza negra, Yos, Ceibo Barrigon, Guanacaste, Panamá, etc. There are also a wide range of mammals including possums, white faced capuchin monkey, agoutis, coatis, raccoons, grey foxes, white-tailed deer, many bat species, spotted skunk.
The San Miguel Forest is classified as transitional dry-moist tropical forest. San Miguel offers about 5km of beaches with an elevation that ranges from sea level to 375 metres at Cerro Buenos Aires. There are some incredible tidal pools of up to 3m vertical difference between low and high tide and these offer a great place to practice snorkeling.

Possible tasks for the volunteers:
• General maintenance and conservation of the beach
• Maintaining infrastructure
• Maintenance of trails and designing new ones
• Exploring remote areas, discovering new areas and helping classify and register wildlife
There are opportunities to perform other activities including painting, art work or other tasks that you may have the skills for.
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Work hours can be more or less on some days depending on the project needs.

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days before the start of the project. On the third day, you will travel to the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay at the project site. The volunteer house has separate rooms for female and male volunteers. Single rooms are available for an extra fee.

Location: 2km South of Mal Pais village, Puntarenas

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 500 USD for 4 weeks; 950 USD for 8 weeks; 1400 USD for 12 weeks; 1850 USD for 16 weeks; 2200 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Sea turtle conservation program in Playa Junquillal
Junquillal       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: This volunteer project is based in Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 is working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo. The goal is to ensure the conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well being of communities who depend on them.

Junquillal is a very important breeding zone in Pacific Costa Rica for endangered Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), Black turtles (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea). Volunteers will join the efforts to protect the sea turtles, mitigate poaching, ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles through active conservation and community support, and increase the welfare of the local population of Junquillal.

Volunteer's main duties involve:
• Night patrols along the beach and nesting sites for turtles
• Monitoring of protected nests
• Ensuring that hatchlings born get alive to the sea
• Supporting the reforestation program and the climate change adaptation program
• Keeping the beach clean of waste
Volunteers will work 5-8 hours a day (depending on the tasks), 5 days a week.

Special requirements:
- Basic knowledge of Spanish
- To love nature and have strong environmental values
- Good physical condition
- Willingness to collaborate in outdoor activities and field work

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers stay in the volunteer center, with a host family in the community, or in a camping area near the beach that has electricity and drinking water.

Location: Junquillal Beach, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, on the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The area's main attraction are the beaches that stretch for more than 5 km and the extensive mangrove, fed by the river Nandomojo. The place is 34 km from the city of Santa Cruz and 260 km from San Jose.

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 850 USD for 4 weeks; 1650 USD for 8 weeks; 2450 USD for 12 weeks; 3250 USD for 16 weeks; 3950 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Volunteer program at the Butterfly Garden in San Jose
San Jose       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Butterfly Garden is located just 10 min out of the center of San José, the capital of Costa Rica, and in the last bit of forest in the metropolitan area: a little tropical paradise in the city center. It is also a shelter for a big number of little mammals, reptiles, insects, birds, and, of course, butterflies. In the 350m2 farm, visitors can see several of Costa Rica’s most beautiful species of butterflies and observe them in every stage of their life.

Depending on the volunteer’s preferences, different tasks can be assigned, for example:

• Gardening tasks: weeding and cutting the plants, maintaining the compost, cleaning the benches in the garden, making sure the larvae have enough food, maintaining the feeding spots for the butterflies, watching out for the safety of the turtles, taking care of the waterfall and the orchids, etc.

• Guide’s tasks: Holding information lectures for tourists and visitors about the environment and the importance of butterflies in our ecosystem; maintaining the farm and the feeding spots of butterflies, turtles and colibris in a good state, etc.

• Lab tasks: Keeping it clean and organized, collecting plants to feed the larvae, cleaning drawers with water and chlorine, keeping the materials in their respective spots, etc.

Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before starting the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 2 days before the start of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family in downtown San Jose.

Location: San José

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 450 USD for 4 weeks; 850 USD for 8 weeks; 1250 USD for 12 weeks; 1650 USD for 16 weeks; 1950 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Developing ecotourism and organic farming in a rural community
Quepos       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The project takes place in a rural community, around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos. It is a self-managed farming, animal husbandry and rural tourism cooperative that has a strong commitment to protecting the environment and runs conservation and environmental education activities. The cooperative owns almost 1000 hectares of land that are being used for different activities such as: African Palm tree cultivation, reforestation, conservation of primary forest and ecotourism. The community’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of its families, through the use of profitable enterprises and protection of the environment that surrounds them.
The village is surrounded by a tropical forest on the northeast side and by the Savegre River on the northwest side. El Rey beach is only one hour southwest from the community.

The volunteers will help in different activities related to maintaining, developing and improving the ecotourism program that the cooperative runs: gardening, building cages and fences, digging ditches, raking, making wooden signs for the trails, maintaining and cleaning forest trails and water ducts. They will also help with the other projects of the community, such as organic farming, animal husbandry as well as at the lodge and restaurant area for visitors.
Volunteer’s schedule depends on the project needs and on the weather conditions but it’s normally Monday to Friday from 8:00am until mid-afternoon, with a long break at noon.

Special requirements:
- Basic level of Spanish
- To be vaccinated against Tetanus, Measles, Mumps and other eruptive diseases. Although it is not absolutely required, we suggest that you get a full set of Rabies vaccination before coming to the project. Please, bring your vaccination chart.

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days before the start of the project. On the third day, you will travel to the project site.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family in the community.

Location: Quepos, Puntarenas Province

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 750 USD for 4 weeks; 1450 USD for 8 weeks; 2150 USD for 12 weeks; 2850 USD for 16 weeks; 3450 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing care and activities for children in a daycare center
San Jose       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will help at a daycare center for children in one of San José’s poorest areas. The center also provides lunch for single mothers and organizes night patrols offering alimentation to homeless people.

Volunteer help is needed:
• to assist in the daycare center taking care of the children,
• to assist during meal time,
• to work in the nursery with the smaller children,
• to assist in other activities and departments when necessary,
If the volunteer wants, it is possible to help with the night patrols to the slums and the Red Light District of San José where the center provides food to poor families and homeless people.

Special requirements:
- Only female volunteers are accepted in this project
- Basic Spanish level
- To be able to work with children and to organize activities for them.

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers live with a local host family near to the project site.

Location: Cristo Rey, San José

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 650 USD for 4 weeks; 1150 USD for 8 weeks; 1650 USD for 12 weeks; 2150 USD for 16 weeks; 2550 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Child development and care program in San Pablo
San Pablo       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Child development and care center in San Pablo provides a quality service to children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who come from families in extreme poverty, poverty and the middle class of San Pablo de Heredia. It is based on constructivist methodology and promotes equality between men and women as well as core values for personal development.

Volunteer duties:
• to assist staff with everyday tasks
• to play games with the children
• to help with mealtimes
• to assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday, 5-8 hours a day, starting at 7:00am.

Special requirements:
- To have a basic level of Spanish
- To enjoy working with children, to be patient, tolerant and sociable, to have a lot of initiative

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days earlier. On the third day, you will start on the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay with a host family near to the project site.

Location: San Pablo de Heredia, Heredia Province

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 600 USD for 4 weeks; 1000 USD for 8 weeks; 1400 USD for 12 weeks; 1800 USD for 16 weeks; 2100 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Support for elderly people in San Jose
San Jose       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Home for elderly people in Guadalupe provides its residents with a place for recreation and special attention. Residents live in the centre all year round. The home also offers different activities to the elderly such as organized games, handicrafts, exercises, and many other.

The volunteer tasks are mainly related to accompanying and sharing with the residents. Volunteers will take part in activities with the elderly such as exercises or workshops (sewing, cooking, handicrafts, etc.). The volunteers could also organize new activities for them. Volunteers will help with cleaning or cooking at the center. It is also important to help during the meals. The volunteers could assist with medical cares, and also assist the physiotherapist.
Volunteers will work Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Special requirements:
- Intermediate Spanish level
- To be willing to work with elderly people

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers live with a local host family near to the project site.

Location: Guadalupe, San José

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 550 USD for 4 weeks; 950 USD for 8 weeks; 1350 USD for 12 weeks; 1750 USD for 16 weeks; 2050 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Providing social interaction and care for seniors in a nursing home
Santo Domingo       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The nursing home in Santo Domingo aims to provide a quality service to elderly people who need it as a result of their situation either of poverty or disability, by means of comprehensive care in an appropriate setting according to current guidelines.

The volunteer tasks are mainly related to providing company and sharing experiences with the residents:
• Talk with the elderly people in order to get to know their likes, needs, health and to benefit from their advice and experience
• Participate in activities such as exercises or workshops (sewing, cooking, arts and crafts, etc.)
• Coordinate with the health professionals at the home for various activities
• Help during meals and serve the elderly people
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Special requirements:
- To have a basic level of Spanish
- To be patient and tolerant, to be independent, have initiative and be prepared to complete many different tasks

Arrival and orientation: All participants in the program have an orientation meeting in San José before travelling to the project. The orientation helps you get an insight into local culture and prepares you for a positive experience in Costa Rica.
Please arrive in San José 3 days earlier. On the third day, you will start on the project. Volunteer placements start on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: The volunteers stay with a host family near to the project site.

Location: Santo Domingo, Heredia Province

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 550 USD for 4 weeks; 950 USD for 8 weeks; 1350 USD for 12 weeks; 1750 USD for 16 weeks; 2050 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Care and support for children in the National pediatric hospital in San Jose
San Jose       1 - 5 months

Volunteer project: The Hospital de Niños is the most important institution for children’s health care in Costa Rica. Its staff is constituted by the most experienced pediatricians and surgeons specialized on children. As a consequence, the hospital receives babies, children and teenagers from all over the country and from all social backgrounds.

The volunteering opportunities at the hospital are arranged with an association of women who give love, support and care to children in recovery process from surgeries or treatment and who collaborate with some other general activities in the hospital.

Volunteers' main tasks in the hospital will be:
• to accompany bedridden children,
• to play with the children in the playground area,
• to help in some other areas of the hospital such as the laundry,
• to assist in specific activities assigned by the hospital staff in accordance with the volunteer’s specific skills.

Special requirements:
- This project only accepts female volunteers
- To have a basic Spanish level.

Orientation: An orientation will take place in San José on the first day of the project.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers live with a local host family near to the project site.

Location: San José

Terminal: San José

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 570 USD for 4 weeks; 970 USD for 8 weeks; 1370 USD for 12 weeks; 1770 USD for 16 weeks; 2070 USD for 20 weeks;
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Short-term projects in Costa Rica