Volunteering Abroad Shouldn't Cost the Earth

Share Your Teaching Skills with a Rural Community Costa Rica



We exist to enhance local skills and job opportunities by providing training such as learning English or computer skills for those working in tourism. Every year thousands of hikers and climbers visit this area to climb Mt Chirripó and explore this beautiful part of the country, providing opportunities for employment as guides, hoteliers, […]

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Dates of program:
February - November

Duration of program:
4 or 6 weeks, or 3 months minimum (dependent on position)

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

There is no cost to participate but volunteers are responsible for covering their own living expenses as another way to support rural families. A homestay will be arranged in the beautiful villages next to Mt ChirripĆ³. A homestay includes a private room, all meals and laundry. Cost of homestay: US$350 per month that is paid directly to the family. A homestay is not compulsory, volunteers can opt to stay in a hotel or rent their own house if desired.

Other information:
San Gerardo de Rivas offers volunteers spectacular hiking, photography, birding and other outdoor experiences. It is not a place for those needing constant internet connectivity or urban distractions! However we are only 1.5 hours by bus to Dominical and the Pacific coast and we arrange trips to the beach and other destinations on your time off.


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