Volunteer with Eco-Sustainability in Guanacaste

Are you interested in learning about and working hand-on with a sustainability project in Costa Rica? Do you want to explore a vibrant and biodiverse country at the same time? Join Global Crossroad’s volunteer with eco-sustainability opportunity in Guanacaste, Costa Rica today!

  • Volunteer abroad with eco-sustainability in Guanacaste, Costa Rica for a low starting price of just $285
  • Embark on a hands-on, learning, and growing experience in the beautiful region of Guanacaste where you will also have the chance to feed the homeless
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  • Credible and established program through Global Crossroad since 2003

This exciting volunteer with eco-sustainability program in Guanacaste, Costa Rica involves volunteering in a beachside wilderness location. Volunteers live together on-site, and get involved with a variety of tasks, including: planning new projects, daily tasks to maintain the current project and investigating or creating new, more efficient methods, of eco-sustainability for the project.

You will have access to horses when not working and are encouraged to ride the horses to the beach daily for sunset. As part of this volunteering overseas with eco-sustainability in Guanacaste, Costa Rica you will also be in charge of running and improving community development projects, such as feeding the homeless of the community once a week.

The location of this volunteer abroad with eco-sustainability in Guanacaste, Costa Rica puts you in a perfect location to explore the vast wonders of this region. This will be a highly rewarding and hands-on experience. You will feel fulfilled knowing that your contribution has made a difference in the community in which you volunteered.

Role of Volunteer

Volunteers must work at least 6 shifts per week when part of the volunteer with eco-sustainability program in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You will decide the schedule, and shifts run from either 7 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 in the afternoon. You will be in charge of helping with animals at the site as well as their eco-sustainability projects, and the project of feeding the homeless in the community once weekly.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

It is preferred that volunteers have some knowledge of Spanish, although this is not 100% necessary to be accepted for the volunteering with eco-sustainability opportunity in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. To make their stay and experience as rewarding as possible it is recommended that those with no Spanish language skills enroll on our related language program. All volunteers are expected to be open-minded, flexible, patient, and to possess a passion and love for the volunteer service they are providing.

Dates: Volunteer in Costa Rica

All volunteer programs in Costa Rica start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Costa Rica

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Costa Rica. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Costa Rica application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

  • Click here for Puntarenas/Cortes Fees
    • Comprehensive Traveler Insurance $3.49/day (for all locations)

    Airport Pickup /Transfer Packages for Puntarenas and –Ciudad Cortes, please click here to find the details

    We will manage the following airport transfer services for you:

    Option one: If you arrive in international Airport of Juan Santa Maria -SJO, Alajuela early in the morning (before 12 PM), you will be able to come to Ciudad Cortes in the same day by bus. In this case, it is possible to purchase the following pick up service package:

    Osa/Pick Up (same day service- for one person): $50

    Includes: airport picks up, transfer to the bus station, orientation and assistance and again to the bus station. The last time we recommend leaving from San Jose to Ciudad Cortes is on the bus at 2:30 PM (volunteer should land before 12:00 PM for this option)

    Option two: If you arrive after 12 PM in Alajuela, you will stay one night in Hostel Dorm Room in San Jose, before transferring to Ciudad Cortes the next day.

    Osa/Overnight Hostel Dorm Room with Transfer (for one person): $70

    Includes: Transfer to a hostel from the airport, where you will spend the night. Dinner will be provided. Overnight stay will be in 10 people mixed gender hostel dorm room, and transfer to a bus station in the morning. The orientation and assistance will be at the bus station.

    Option Three: If you arrive after 12 PM in Alajuela, you will stay one night in the family home (private room) in San Jose before transferring to Ciudad Cortes the next day.

    Osa/Overnight Family Home with Transfer (for one person): $90

    Includes: Picks up from the airport and transfer to a private family home to spend the night. Dinner will be provided. Transfer to the bus station in the morning, and orientation and assistance at the bus station.

    Program fees cover:
    • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
    • Food (local food 3 times a day)
    • In-country support
    • Personalized project
    • Pre-departure information
    • Certificate of completion
    • Fundraising ideas and letters
    • Discount for returning volunteers
    Program fees dont cover:
    • Visas
    • Airfare
    • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
    • Daily transportation
    • Airport return transfer
  • Click here for San Jose Fees
  • How your fee is allocated?

    The volunteering overseas in Costa Rica program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.