Volunteer with us in Costa Rica

Volunteer with Planet Conservation in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. You will specialize in environmental and educational projects. Our projects are supported by many international volunteers who are a core part of our team.

Why volunteering? Volunteering is a great opportunity to support a cause, make an imact, and receive in return an unforgettable lifetime experience. Volunteering allows you to discover new places and cultures, make new friends and develop new skills.

If you want to apply or get more information about our projects and activities, get in touch with us on via our Contact page.

FAQ on volunteering with us

We offer projects in conservation and environmental education, wildlife rescue, investigation programs, sea turtle conservation, projects in recycling and sustainable tourism or other internship opotunities.

We offer programs on the caribbean south side and also on the pacific side, as well as some inland locations near Chirripo mountain, Arenal volcano and Monteverde.

In most programs it is helpful to have a basic knowledge to communicate with the local team and population. We also offer Spanish immersion classes prior or during your stay. Please visit our spanish language school here.

Yes, we have programs suitable for families and can customize your program, add accommodation and language classes as well as practical experience for the whole family.

Yes, all our participants will recieve a certificate upon completion of the program.

Yes, we can help you organize additional tours and transportation all over the country so you can combine a exciting fun tours or cultural experience with your program.

Usually we recommend to reserve your spot at least 2 months prior to your travel date but if you have some flexibility we have also some short term openings wherever helping hands are needed. Please inquire

You can participate with a regular tourist visa and won’t need to apply for a volunteer visa if you stay less than 180 days. If you are staying longer you might need to leave the country for 72hours and then continue with the program.

Yes, you can combine different programs. Please note that some projects have a minimum partivipation of 1, 2 or 4 weeks.

Costa Rica is always nice and warm. It has different climate zones, mostly dry on the pacific side during december to march, the caribbean dry season is September to mid November. It might rain as well but this why it is always green 🙂

Yes, we have several partner schools and can recommend to try out or polish your surfing skills while you are here.

We have experience in group travel and would be happy to assist with customizing your itinerary. Please contact our reservation office.

We have experience in cooperate volunteer activities and would be happy to be your partner to make a difference and BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!