Volunteer in Costa Rica - Change Starts Here

Location: Costa Rica: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Raleigh International


Third Floor Dean Bradley House 52 Horseferry Road London, Greater London SW1P 2AF United Kingdom

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Phone: +1 833-660-9738


Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering program delivered by the youth-driven development charity, Raleigh International. This is a safe and unique opportunity for volunteers aged 17-24 to become part of a rural community and immerse themselves in new cultures as well as to work alongside local people on the issues they face.

While volunteering in Costa Rica, you could help raise environmental awareness and tackle poverty spending your days working on community led projects, contributing to the Global Goals. You and your team will help improve access to education for indigenous communities or take an active role in protecting natural resources and vulnerable environments. During our adventure leadership challenge, you’ll develop your leadership skills and learn about the power of team effort whilst discovering incredible landscapes on our stunning treks.

Raleigh Expedition is one of the first UK programs to be accredited by the Gap Year Association (GYA) and recognized by TeenLife as a Top 15 Most Popular Gap Program in 2020. We have been developing and providing responsible volunteer programs for more than 35 years.


Become a genuine part of a real Costa Rican or Nicaraguan community - live with locals, eat the food and take home a recipe or two

Make your CV stand out - develop key skills that will set you up for the future, whether that means work, travel or study

Make genuine, lasting friendships and grow a network which covers the globe - plus, free sofas to surf on your next adventure!

Challenge yourself, get muddy, see amazing scenery & wildlife, sleep under the stars, and find out what you're made of

Most importantly, make a lasting difference where it matters most

Travel Types
  • Ecology
  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Trekking
  • Homestay

No specific qualifications or skills required! Just the enthusiasm and passion to make a genuine difference.

Type of Programs
  • Gap Year
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Homestays

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Travel in-country, food, accommodation, in-country training.
Price does not include flights, vaccinations, or kit.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Tree Planting
  • Reforestation
  • Health Education
  • Health
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Other

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded