Affordable Volunteer Program in Costa Rica

Project Description: 

International Volunteer HQ’s partner organization in Costa Rica requires volunteers NOW! IVHQ has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in turtle conservation, teaching English, childcare work, eco-agriculture conservation, healthcare and construction and renovation work in Costa Rica.

IVHQ has volunteer programs throughout Costa Rica but the large majority are based in and around San Jose. Specific locations vary from project to project (for example some projects such as turtle projects are limited in their locality) but the program is based out of the capital of San Jose (this is where orientation and general administration is done). Costa Rica is a very popular destination for volunteers and has a lot of work available.


Volunteers can begin our Costa Rica placements on the first and third Monday of every month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods of one week to six months.


Volunteers are accommodated in a home-stay where they will live with a local family. We give that family money from your fee for support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a family; that way you will learn the Costa Rican way of life, meet local people, eat local food, speak the local language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions. Living is comfortable and all home stays have electricity and running water. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers but in some home stays volunteers get their own rooms.


Program fees are very affordable from USD285 for one week to USD3400 for 24 weeks.

This Cost Covers...: 

The program fee covers airport pick up, orientation, t-shirt, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs.

Best Suited For...: 

Any dedicated volunteers over the age of 18. IVHQ also accepts groups and families.