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Costa Rica

Located in Central America, Costa Rica is full of beautiful destinations. With all year around fantastic climate, close proximity to the US, amazing beaches, natural wonders, incredible wildlife, and boasting the most healthy people on the planet, you will fall in love the minute to arrive! Poverty is not something visitors think about when they visit Costa Rica but about 20% of its population lives below the poverty level. Volunteer abroad projects in healthcare, education, and childcare are popular and with whichever program you choose you will be sure to be welcome with a friendly positive personality, as Costa Rican ae known for. Costa Rica it is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet, protecting nearly one-quarter of its wild lands through law. The landscape is painted with towering volcanoes and mountains, lush rainforests, sparking coastal plains and tropical beaches. All of this biodiversity makes Costa Rica a haven for the ecological minded. Volunteers interested in learning about sustainability and green energy as well as preserving nature and wildlife will find a plethora of volunteer abroad programs here.

Volunteer in Costa Rica and experience the “pura vida” lifestyle, meaning live life for today and be grateful for what you have.


Wildlife and Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica
Special Needs Support in Costa Rica
Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
Teach English in Costa Rica
Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica
Teach English in Costa Rica
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The process

Where do you want

to go?

What volunteer are you?

VAGT offers all of our programs for individuals, groups and internship placements.

VAGT has volunteer opportunities in 8 countries.

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

What do you want to do?

We have programs to suit all skill sets and motivation levels.

Unsure? Let us know what interests you and we can find the perfect program.



Make your payment and get ready!

Let us know all the details and one of our volunteer experts can tailor a volunteer experience to suit you!

We will support you from start to finish.


All programs attract a Registration Fee of $249 on top of the weekly Program Fee of your choice.

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