Volunteer in Costa Rica with INLEX and join a dedicated team of international volunteers making a positive impact in various fields. Alternatively, you can intern as well if you have experience in the chosen program or related field.
Costa Rica is well known for its natural beauty, wildlife, and relaxed lifestyle. As a volunteer, you will become part of a team working towards helping the country's most vulnerable areas and helping to create better and stronger communities through education and hard work.
You can volunteer in any of these programs :
-Construction and renovation
-Women Empowerment Education
Internship positions are available in :
-Health and medical fields
-Microfinance and business training
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- Meet other voluntees from around the world in our program
- Explore the mesmerizing beaches of Costa Rica.
- Enjoy Surfing and Scuba Diving on your off-day
- Explore unique wildlife in the many rainforests Costa Rica has to offer
- Seek thrills by zip-lining through the rainforest
What makes us different?
We are Local
We are not a tourism company or corporation. We are committed to supporting the communities we work in by helping local projects and the local economy.
We work in each of our destinations. Our in-country knowledge is key to delivering participants to projects that need it the most. We use local staff and create local employment.
INLEX evaluates participants, projects, host families, and uses only trusted providers for their programs. By using our local staff’s knowledge and criteria we can establish a safe network of programs within each country.
INLEX has been working with volunteers and interns along with designing educational programs since 2005. Our experience and impact are constantly improving our programs.
Projects are carefully matched the participant’s skills. The projects and companies work with a volunteer or intern who will be useful to their goals and participants get useful and rewarding experience. The best match ensures a win-win situation for each party.
The construction program in Costa Rica is great for people who like working in teams and like manual tasks. As a volunteer in construction, you could be painting, mixing cement, laying bricks, cutting wood, moving earth, drilling and more. You don’t need to have previous experience, but if you know construction or renovation it certainly helps. If you have any specific skills related to construction let us know so we can add a note on your previous experience.
The environmental conservation volunteer program is aimed at helping natural reserves and biological research stations cover more ground and to meet their conservation goals. Volunteers working in the environmental conservation program will be assisting park rangers. Common tasks include insect specimen collection, trail maintenance, planting trees, monitoring of plants and animals, preparation of educational material, educational workshops and visitor assistance.
Volunteer with children in Costa Rica by working in a daycare where you will be assisting local staff with cooking, elaborating educational material, playing games, teaching basic colors, letters and creating a safe environment for children from low-income communities.
The physiotherapy internship program is for people that are studying or have completed a degree in physiotherapy, rehabilitation or occupational therapy. The clinic in Costa Rica focuses on individuals with restricted mobility and chronic pain. Interns can also help in physiotherapy sessions at an assisted living facility.
The wildlife conservation volunteer program aims to help wild fauna be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Wildlife rescue centers take in animals that have been seized by the authorities and if possible, are rehabilitated to be inserted back to their natural habitat. By volunteering in the wildlife program your tasks will be based around the animals’ well-being by preparing adequate food, feeding them, cleaning enclosures, making adequate toys, assisting staff, and more.