Medical Volunteers Needed—Work 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


Join healthcare and medical projects, and gain practical experience in hospitals, clinics, assisted living, and other related facilities in Costa Rica. You’ll work alongside doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals.

Depending on your medical experience and Spanish language skills, you’ll take on various responsibilities. These could include shadowing a doctor or nurse, assisting with general check-ups, running medical campaigns, assisting with triage and vaccinations, taking vital signs, organizing patient records, and assisting during mealtimes.

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.

  • 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
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Social Work
  • Senior Citizens
  • Dental
  • Special Needs
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Biological Research
  • Health Education
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Public Health
  • Nutrition
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