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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Teaching Sports
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
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.
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Support
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The Experience

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 contribuite 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.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • 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

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
5 weeks

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10 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Lodge

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

5

Rancho is a place full of amazing people! The volunteering program is very organized, and I was able to work in different areas (garden, dairy, housekeeping, kitchen). Delicious food, free yoga classes, and beautiful surroundings. My heart is with the staff, so friendly and generous. It felt like home. They are incredibly patient and knowledgeable. Thanks, Rancho Margot for everything! Hope to see all of you again :)

Nov/29/2019

United States

4

I applied to volunteer at Rancho Margot because I wanted to go somewhere where I could learn about sustainability, do yoga/get healthy, and practice my Spanish. I was not disappointed! First of all, Rancho Margot is beautiful - there are multiple hiking paths, a rushing river, and plenty of plants and animals to admire. Secondly, I learned so much from the volunteering tasks and got to practice my Spanish with the workers daily. Lastly, they really allow you to make your volunteer experience yours - many did their own projects and schedules were flexible to allow you to enjoy your experience.

Sep/04/2018

Mexico

5

As soon as I arrived at Rancho Margot I felt at home, the place is amazing at first glance and it just keeps on getting better. I feel so grateful for everything, the yoga lessons twice a day, the amazing and clean food and all the love I received ❤️ They always need people that are willing to help! I totally recommend volunteering at Rancho Margot, even more so if you have a particular project you can help with (I helped with architecture and design)

Oct/17/2017

United States

5

Rancho Margot has been an incredible experience for me! From the moment I arrived, the whole staff was sweet and helpful. The Ranch has an amazing project going on, it is really an inspirational environment and will change your life! I worked with the maids, kitchen, in the garden, and taught English to the kids in the next town over. I was able to practice my Spanish MUCHO! I wouldn't trade my time spend here for anything else in the world. Thank you Ivannia and the staff of Rancho Margot for an amazing month!

Jun/26/2016

Mexico

5

Rancho Margot es un paraiso para quienes buscamos paz y conexion con la naturaleza, su exuberante vegetacion, el sonido del rio y las aves crean una maravillosa sinergia con las instalaciones.
Me encanto aprender de algunos procesos productivos para la autosustentabilidad del rancho, su comida pero sobre todo su gente, empleados tanto jornaleros como administrativos fueron muy amables, realmente me senti en casa. Tambien comparte bellos y divertidos momentos con otros voluntarios.
Muchas gracias a todos en Rancho Margot por esta experiencia!!!

Feb/23/2020

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