Construction Programs—Volunteer in Costa Rica!

Location: Costa Rica: San Jose

Program Duration: 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

7950 NW 53rd Street #337 Miami, Florida 33166 United States

Call Us

Phone: UNITED STATES: +1 800 866 6358 PERU: + 51 84 58 1800 COSTA RICA: +506 2253 9220 GUATEMALA: +502 7932 1500


Maximo Nivel offers unique volunteer construction projects in Costa Rica. Your role involves repairing or building classrooms, community centers, schools. and assisted living facilities. Construction work is physically demanding and includes digging, removing dirt, carrying bricks, mixing cement, plastering, painting, cleaning, and other duties related to construction.

Working hours are typically Monday to Friday, at 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. However, this may vary based on the weather, project needs, and construction schedule. Volunteers are supported by Maximo's professional Field Managers at all times. All construction projects are led by a professional foreman who determines the work program.

This program is available all year round, with start dates every Monday. It’s designed to take place for as short as 1 week and up to 1 year.

NOTE: This program qualifies for 3-4 university credits via our School of Record.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian. We require background checks and proof of medical insurance.


Volunteers must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We require background checks from all of our volunteers.
Volunteers are required to have proof of medical insurance.

  • English
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

- Airport pick-up
- Personalized volunteer placement based on your skills and interests
- Safe, comfortable housing with breakfast and dinner included
- In-country orientation, safety presentation, and walking tour
- Free access to high-speed internet and modern computers
- Free Office-wide WiFi
- Home-base facilities and multi-lingual team support 7 days/week
- In field support from our professional Field Managers
- Free Salsa lessons
- Free Cooking lessons
- Activities calendar
- A toll-free emergency hotline in the U.S.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Tree Planting
  • Trail Building
  • Social Work
  • Reforestation
  • Parks
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Other
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Independent living
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Costa Rica

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded