Costa Rica News – When coming to Costa Rica you can see the beauty of nature and experience the many tourist activities within its borders, but there is also the possibility to be involved in community outreach programs and other volunteer activities. Volunteering in Costa Rica helps you in understanding environmental, conservation and community problems.
Many schools, environmental groups, religious organizations, and doctors in training come to Costa Rica each year to participate in one of the many volunteer projects available. There are hundreds of organizations here featuring an array of missions looking for help. Maybe this year you would like to take part in meeting one of these needs.
In tropical Costa Rica you can volunteer for a whole year or only a day as part of your vacation. Some organizations to research include Global Crossroads, Tropical Adventures Foundation, and Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica.
What kind of work can you expect to do on one of these trips? Anything from animal rights to construction and everything in between! You can harvest coffee, clean up beaches, guard turtle eggs, assist in a healthcare facility or orphanage, or teach English.
At the orphanage and childcare placements, volunteers will organize a variety of activities for the children, and assist with their school work. At teaching English placements volunteers will teach children of all ages, and will also participate in cultural activities and recreational games. Volunteers will work with the endangered Olive Ridley, Leatherback Black and/or Green turtles along the gorgeous coastlines of Costa Rica. Volunteers will assist with coffee-picking in the fields, roasting the beans and packaging the final product, alongside wider agricultural activities.
There is so much more to do and experience whether you are a college student looking for something to do with classmates or sorority sisters during Spring Break or just need a break from the corporate grind.
If you would like to broaden your resume or your worldview or simply have an experience you will never forget, please take the opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica. It will make a difference not only in Costa Rica but in yourself.