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Sustainable Development and Climate Action Costa Rica



Our Environmental Education Program started in 2003 due to the need to educate the population of the Osa Peninsula about the importance of protecting its natural resources. One of our focuses is on children's education, so we attend schools and work with groups of children in the afternoons. In addition, we are always looking for sustainable rural development in the area. For this reason, the Corcovado Foundation has helped coordinate a multitude of related projects, recycling, animal welfare, women's artisan groups and support for schools and organized groups, promotion of responsible marine tourism, and rural community tourism. By becoming a volunteer, you will be helping local families to use their land more sustainably. You will promote food independence, carbon sequestration and support a group of educators who promote sustainable development through environmental education in Osa Peninsula.


Corcovado Foundation

Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula near to the Corcovado National Park

In good physical condition, with intermediate level Spanish. You must be friendly, communicative and able to work for 5 hours per day, 5 days a week. You must have a medical travel insurance policy for the duration of your stay.

Dates of program:
From January 15th to December 20th

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+. Under 18’s accepted with the parents, a guide or with a letter of consent and parental responsibility.

The volunteer must pay US$45 per day (US$315 per week) to participate in the volunteer program or US$245 per week for participations from 28 or more days. This cost includes accommodation and food (three meals a day) at the hostel and training during the program. Each volunteer must pay for their own ticket/plane ticket to San José and transportation from San José to Drake Bay and vice versa.

Other information:
Accommodation is at the Corcovado Foundation Biohostel. There you will be able to share experiences and get to know better the culture of Drake and the people of the community, as well as the volunteers of different nationalities that we have at that time. You will be staying in a mixed dorm with single beds and a shared bathroom. Note that the accommodation is standard. You will have a semi-private room, hot water, shared bathroom and kitchen. You will receive three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you wish, you can bring your snacks if you require more meals a day.


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