Experience vacationing in beautiful Costa Rica and have a taste of the infamous Pura Vida! Lifestyle. Most of our volunteer projects in Costa Rica are based in and around the traditional yet vibrant university town of San Ramon, Alajuela. Meet other volunteers from around the globe who are also contributing to the social development of local communities.

Watch our Costa Rica program video to learn more about the program in Costa Rica.

Program Video

The program at a glance

  • Start dates every other Friday
  • 12 meaningful projects
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Meals served daily
  • 2-weeks minimum duration
  • Central location for travel
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • A free cultural guidebook
  • 3-days in-country orientation

Why uVolunteer?

We are a small boutique organization that was founded 11 years ago with the mission of providing affordable volunteer programs in Costa Rica. We can keep our fees low because we are the local organization established in Costa Rica to serve local community projects and employ local workforce. With uVolunteer there is no middleman, you are booking your program directly with the organization that will manage your placement in-county.

Our motto is work hard, play hard so we have designed our program to have a 4-day working week with a 3-day weekend. This ensures you have ample time for your work placements and downtime to explore Costa Rica. Find out more about us.

Costa Rica Information

Application and Enrollment
Arrival Dates
Program Fees
Program Location
Accommodation and Meals
Orientation and Debrief
Work Schedule
Discover and Explore

As a physical Education teacher from New Jersey, I was always curious to see other physical education programs in other parts of the world.

That is exactly why I decided to go through uVolunteer; to view another countries perspective of physical education, while also enjoying the beautiful country of Costa Rica.

It is always motivating to wake up to the fresh salty air of the Pacific ocean in a tropical country.

I knew that I wanted to take part in a volunteer or service project when traveling to Costa Rica. My husband and I encountered uVolunteer on the internet. The website intrigued me, especially the captions about teaching English in a local school. I love children and I love teaching, and out of all the projects I researched this seemed the best for me.

Costa Rica Information Brochure

If you are interested in joining the program in Costa Rica, you should download and read our destination guide.

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