Experience Costa Rica and "pura vida" while helping local communities! Volunteers will be placed all around Costa Rica and work on projects of their choice. GoEco offers something for everyone, from wildlife lovers to medical students.
- Discover the meaning of "pura vida"
- Get up-close with sloths, leopards, parrots and other fascinating animals
- Ethical wildlife volunteer tasks and interactions
- Gain medical experience while helping in local clinics
- Contribute to the conservation of sea turtles along the stunning coasts
Wondering which programs are open now?
Help sloths and other indigenous animals at one of several wildlife rescue sanctuaries! Volunteers on this program can begin their experience with a week of Spanish lessons and cultural activities in San Jose before heading off to their placement. Volunteers will be placed in one of three outstanding rescue centers. Tasks include preparing food, feeding the animals and maintaining the sanctuary and its enclosures.
Volunteer for sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica! Volunteers may be placed on the Caribbean Coast, or at one of two placements on the Pacific Coast. Volunteers will participate in night patrols, morning surveys and tasks to protect nests. When possible, volunteers will assist in releasing the hatchlings from the hatchery and into the sea! The first week of the program includes Spanish lessons and cultural activities in San Jose.
Join a health care or medical volunteer placement in San Jose! Gain experience in your field of study and enhance your CV while helping those in need. Volunteers are placed according to Spanish language skills and previous experience. Both healthcare and medical volunteers may be placed in local hospitals, clinics, elder homes or related institutions.
Get your hands dirty while assisting local farmers to grow, harvest and produce fair trade, organic coffee! Coffee is an important product in Costa Rica, for both cultural and economic reasons.