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Volunteering and work exchange are gaining momentum as popular ways to travel. Getting to know a foreign country while also giving back to the local community is an experience unmatched by any other. You can be a volunteer in Costa Rica by helping in an environmental conservation project, taking care of children, helping injured or abandoned animals, or utilizing your specialized skills to help with education or language teaching.
Costa Rica is a thriving tourist destination with hotels and resorts, some with first-world luxuries. However, it’s still a developing country where plenty of people and animals would greatly appreciate a helping hand. By helping a project, orphanage, family farm, and many sorts of accommodations in Costa Rica you can get free room and board. In some cases that means 3 meals a day, 2 meals a day or 1 meal a day, depending on the host. Always remember to check your host’s conditions and ask about more information before closing a trip.
Costa Rica is a great place to learn about environmental conservation but also to help children and animals in need. Worldpackers offers a number of opportunities for volunteering in Costa Rica. You can exchange work for accommodation in a city hostel, social project, farm or guesthouse. Save money while helping a cause, how great would that be? Some hosts also offer meals, discounts, drinks and other advantages. Check our hostlist!
As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.
Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.
Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.
Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.
If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.
Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.
Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.
Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.
If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!
After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.
Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.