Volunteer abroad at an alternative farming, Santa Rosa, Costa Rica

You are the one who can assure these children to have the chance to grow up safe and healthy.

The Host Organization is a community, which is located 13 kilometers southwest of the city of Puerto Limon on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica. It is an area rich in natural beauty and scenic, with rivers, waterfalls, primary and secondary forests. Additionally, the community has public services: drinking water, electricity, cable TV, public transport. Not have telephone service or internet.
The Participant will develop their skills in tasks like: develop a whole system sustainable agriculture and livestock to show and train people in the community, to create awareness in preserving and protecting the environment; production of traditional local products (cocoa, bananas, etc); production of non-traditional area (greenhouse); biogas Production (Maintenance biodigesters); vermiculture; production of organic fertilizers (use of waste); breeding dual purpose (milk and meat); reforestation Plan and hedges, this in order to protect the headwaters and streams, the trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen (O2), creation and maintenance of trails to enjoy the great diversity and beauty of the flora and fauna of the rainforest in Costa Rican Caribbean.

Join this project and make the difference!


The primary objective is to educate the Participant to perform work for the conservation of the environment, to instill in Participants the responsibility of each one to keep and care for the forest reserves, crops in the area, flora and fauna.



Usual Volunteer Tasks

  • Over 18 years old
  •  Hard working skills
  •  Ecologically sensitive
  •  Willing to learn about new cultures
  •  Enthusiasm
  • Develop a whole system sustainable agriculture
  •  General infrastructure maintenance
  •  Protection and cleaning of the beaches
  •  Work against wildlife trade, poaching and deforestation
  •  Production of traditional local products
  •  Collaborate on environmental education programs for tourists and for inhabitants of the surrounding communities
  •  Touristic attention and customer service
  •  Control Walkings
  •  Creation and maintenance of trails

The tasks described above may vary according the season and the numbers of volunteers. You are welcome to help anytime you consider is needed.


Project Hightlights

  • Get to know the sustainable agriculture and open your mind to an ecological way of life.
  • Get in touch with the real Costa Rican culture away of the touristic areas.
  • Enjoy the beautiful rainforest and its flora and fauna.
  • Feel how rewarding it is to do something for our planet.

Daily Routine

Generally, volunteers are on duty from 8 am to 2 pm. Keep in mind that the schedule may change depending on the work load and the needs of the project.
"As a student at this school I have been very satisfied with everything. I have felt that my Spanish has developed so much in such a short time. My teachers have been fantastic!!! Group classes combined with individual classes are ideal and make a difference. The school atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is so helpful here, all of which make attending classes a real pleasure. Thank you!"
Kathy L.
German, 29 years old
"This is the second time I come to Argentina and I love it! The School’s facilities are very good, we have internet access and a lot of things. The best things about these courses is that teachers and staff help you make of this a wonderful experience. Come and see it for yourself!"
Alice R.
Brazilian, 22 years old
"My experience in Buenos Aires was great. The teachers are well trained for each level. I liked the activities that the school offered. During my 4 weeks studying Spanish I received a lot of amazing touristic spots info and another info to get advantage of my stay in the country."
Ricardo C.
Brazilian, 18 years old
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