Volunteer Costa Rica: Sea Turtles, Teaching, Orphanage, PreMed, Language Immersion and many more programs

The Spanish optimistically called the country “Rich Coast.” Mention Costa Rica and people think paradise. Costa Rica, despite being such a tiny nation, draws well over a million visitors every year – and you can see why. With its year round mild climate, relaxed visa requirements for travelers, and friendly locals Costa Rica is an ideal place to volunteer. Our volunteer projects located in San Jose include orphanage support, teaching project, supporting the elderly and healthcare work. The Sea Turtle projects are based up and down the Pacific and Caribbean Coast line. Sea Turtle Volunteers must arrive to San Jose in the morning or early afternoon. Night flights will delay the start of your program by one day due to travel time to the project site.


We offer 5 locations in Costa Rica: San Jose, Heredia, Escazu, the Pacific coast and Caribbean coast Project length: From 1 weeks to 6 weeks Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO) Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day. 5-6 days a week Requirements: No Spanish needed, independent bus ride to/from project site. Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers. Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents. Airlines: American, United, Delta, US Airways, Copa, Taca, Avianca, Spirit Airways Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov/


Our programs are year round, you choose when to arrive and for how long, we customize all the missions to your needs.


INCLUSIONS Accommodation: Host family (Sea Turtle project is cabana style dorms) Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Arrival: Airport (SJO) meet and greet by ABV Staff Orientation: Project Overview and San Jose Orientation Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7 Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer NOT INCLUDED: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

What We Will Do

During the Program, you should be: PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude. PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK. FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there. CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work. RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated. FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community. TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

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