Volunteer in a sustainable eco-lodge and farm

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The Exchange

While we serve as a distinguished eco-lodge for guests and student programs from around the globe who want to learn more about sustainability, the volunteer program allows participants to contribute to the community in which all members play a part, and all these parts are vital to the complete circle of life that is Rancho Margot.

What you offer

6 hours of help per day

Teaching Sports: Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.


Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

Over 23 years old

Be from outside Costa Rica

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteers offer their time (36 hours weekly) in exchange for full room & board and the absolutely amazing lifestyle of our Ranch in the middle of the rainforest.
Please keep in mind that this is not an educational program, so we do not provide volunteers with extensive training or take time out of work hours to teach. The learning component will be a result of your daily tasks in the farm.

Activities & Shift

Each morning, volunteers are assigned tasks according to the needs of the Ranch, and they often include duties such as gardening, sweeping the paths, cleaning the bar, doing dishes, teaching English, housekeeping, etc.
Schedule is usually from Monday thru Saturday from 8.30 to 3 pm, but hours can be flexible as well.
Yoga is offered at 4 p.m.


Drinking and smoking are not allowed in the dorms area.
Silence time at the rooms from 10 pm. to 6 am.
This program is a 4 week commitment. If a person decides to leave earlier, there will be a charge starting from $35 to $15 per night.