Volunteer in Costa Rica with Globe Aware

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Painting in Costa Rica
Painting in Costa Rica
Fixing the road in Costa Rica
Fixing the road in Costa Rica
Accomodations in Orosi
Accomodations in Orosi
Work Projects in Costa Rica
Work Projects in Costa Rica

About

El Yaz community experiences beautiful spring temperatures and is rich in soil and known for its clean water. The community is a great agricultural paradise but the people are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. Many of the villagers have a hard time even finding a low paying job and live in poverty and unsanitary conditions. They have no form of hot water, transportation, or protein sources to add to their daily diets.

Globe Aware Volunteers will work on an organic farm and will learn and work closely on reforestation, permaculture, and environmental issues. Some of the projects completed by our volunteers are repairing bridges, fences, painting school, planting trees and gardens, providing environmental education and conservation, working on solar cooking projects, and installing new water pipe system to bring new clean water source into community.

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Cindy
9/10
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Costa Rica Orosi

The school we worked on was in need of cleaning and painting. The Girl Scouts we brought took great pride in their projects. I also learned how to mix and lay concrete. The people we met were great and made us all comfortable in their homes. The down time was nice. The girls were able to interact with one another. The day at the hot springs was a treat. We all had a great experience. Federico was a great guide and was very caring and patient. Federico knew how to interact with all the girls in the troop. He connected with one of the girls that needed a little more attention. Federico shared his world experiences. It was very comfortable just hanging out at night. Federico was also very conscious of protecting the people on the trip.

Location

Location:
Costa Rica
Currency:
Costa Rican Colón
Weather:
Jan-Mar
83 F / 67 F
Apr-Jun
85 F / 69 F
Jul-Sep
85 F / 69 F
Oct-Dec
83 F / 67 F
Airports:
Juan Santamaría International Airport
( SJO )
Limón International Airport
( LIO )
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
( LIR )

A pioneer of ecotourism, Costa Rica draws many tourists to its extensive series of national parks and other protected areas. Costa Rica began reversing deforestation in the 1990s, and they are moving towards using only renewable energy. Head to the cloud forest, relax on the beautiful beaches or visit a coffee farm.

About Globe Aware

Globe Aware coordinates, organizes and leads volunteer vacations, service vacations, working holidays and service trips to two Peru locations (Andes & Cusco/Machu Picchu), Costa Rica, Thailand, Cuba, Nepal, Brazil, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India,...