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Environmental Project (San Jose)

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  • Program: Volunteer in Costa Rica
  • Project: Environmental Project
  • Room and Board: Host family & 3 times a day local food
  • Work Hours: 30-36 hours per week
  • Start Date: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
  • Arrival and Departure: Juan Santa Maria International Airport, San Jose
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Project Summary

The goal of this project is to learn about Costa Rica's rich ecosystems and role human humans play in it. Volunteers will be educated about the natural environment and in-turn shares that knowledge with others. You will participate in important research that will help conservation efforts and bio-diversity knowledge sharing. This research will ideally prohibit future action of deforestation and destruction of these extremely valuable ecosystems.


There are no specific skills required to volunteer in the project. You should however be physically fit as the work can get physically demanding. If you understand Spanish, you'll be able to communicate with the locals and work more effectively; however, knowledge of Spanish is not a must. You can also take Spanish classes while volunteering.

Volunteer's Responsibilities

There is a lot of scope to learn and contribute in the project. Volunteers will spend a lot of time on foot working in the forest and other areas and learning different conservation techniques. Your work can include:

  • Maintaining trails in the municipal forest
  • Planting trees
  • Cleaning streams
  • Creating new educational trails
  • Assisting with new projects
  • Fundraising and finding grants
  • Assisting with the office work

During your free time, you can explore the country for its natural beauty and warm hospitality.

Project Location

This project is located in San Jose. The climate is mild and stays around 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

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