We believe young people can change the world. So we run Costa Rica volunteering programs for young people to ignite their passion for change and equip them with the skills, networks and confidence to become leaders.
Costa Rica is one of the 20 most biodiverse countries in the world. Despite its popularity for tourists, there is significant disparity in income between rich and poor communities. Our volunteers work to preserve Costa Rica’s biodiversity and address inequality. You'll join forces with young people of Costa Rica and local project partners to preserve its natural resources, increase the resilience of local communities to climate change and improve access to education.
Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering program delivered by the youth-driven development charity, Raleigh International. Raleigh Expedition is one of the first UK programs to be accredited by the Gap Year Association (GYA) and recognized by TeenLife as a Top 15 Most Popular Gap Program.
- Our programs run for 4, 7, and 10 weeks throughout the year, so you can join during your gap year.
- Work with local people to improve their access to education on the indigenous Community project.
- Take part in an Adventure Leadership Trek through a variety of stunning landscapes that tourists don’t get access to.
- Develop essential teamwork, leadership, intercultural learning, and active citizenship skills and knowledge – the foundation for young people to become future leaders.
- Work with Costa Rican youth to help create a more inclusive society.
We’re holding development projects to account using technology, developing the skills to run behaviour change campaigns and reducing the impact of climate change on communities most at risk. Youth-driven change is getting things done!
Join over 55,000 people from over 100 countries and become part of a global community dedicated to supporting youth-led action. Young people are continuing to take action in their own communities once they return, from creating sustainable start-ups, to challenging gender inequality and calling for action on the climate emergency and human rights.
If we are going to finally defeat poverty and injustice, find sustainable ways to protect our planet and achieve the Global Goals, young people must be the ones taking the lead and driving the solutions. Read our 2018 impact report at: raleighinternational.org/our-work/our-impact