Volunteer at a Nursing Home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Are you a patient, loving, and compassionate individual looking for a budget-friendly volunteer and travel opportunity? Global Crossroad has a wonderful volunteering at a nursing home opportunity in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

  • Volunteer abroad at a nursing home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica for a low starting price of $295
  • Safety and satisfaction guaranteed with our in country coordinator always available
  • Highly credible and reviewed program since 2003
  • You will bring smiles and love to the disadvantaged, family-less elders of Costa Rica

The nursing home provides a caring home and helpful services to socially vulnerable elders of the community. All the residents in the nursing home were removed from their previous living situations, which involved either neglect or abandonment and placed in the supportive environment of this nursing home by government workers.

Besides needing emotional healing and therapy, the majority also need a great deal of physical assistance. Depending on the state of their current health conditions some residents need help with all basic day-to-day functions. This is an interesting volunteer abroad in a nursing home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica project for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the medical profession, as it requires hands-on work with the elders.

Volunteering in a nursing home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica puts you in a perfect location to explore the vast and stunning dry forests and endless pristine beaches of this unique region of Costa Rica. You will surely walk away from this adventure feeling satisfied, fulfilled, and full of great lifelong memories.

Role of Volunteer

You will the chance to work hands-on with the elders and make a real difference in their lives by volunteering overseas in a nursing home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Daily duties for volunteers will include creating strong relationships with the residents, helping to serve healthy food, and reading to, playing interesting games with or putting on fun activities for the elders. In some cases volunteers will be responsible for physically assisting elders with day to day tasks and helping with medications. Volunteers in the past have taken vitals, given IVs, and more. We invite you to be a part of this great social volunteer in a nursing home program in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!

Skills and Qualifications Needed

Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred, (but not mandatory). If a volunteer cannot speak Spanish we suggest that he or she enrolls in our language program, as even a basic knowledge of Spanish will make their stay and experience more rewarding for both the volunteer and the project beneficiaries. There are no specific qualifications needed to join this volunteering in a nursing home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica project however, 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.