Volunteer in Costa Rica for free and work in exchange for free room and board. Volunteer jobs in Costa Rica can include backpacker hostel work, educational projects, animal care, spreading environmental awareness, teaching, farm helping or volunteering with a benevolent cause.
How it works? Volunteer in Costa Rica for free and you’ll get to see Costa Rica while enjoying a low cost work away adventure with HelpStay. HelpStay is a skills-based volunteering platform that connects travellers with hosts of great projects around the world. The platform makes travelling meaningful and affordable by allowing helpers to exchange work for accommodation. The host opportunities featured on the site have been vetted and reviewed by the HelpStay staff. This keeps helpers safe and the community strong. Helpers can browse the profiles of different hosts by location or type of help activity. They’ll see photos and information on what type of help activity is being sought and how many hours they can expect to put in for their stay. If a helper finds a hosting opportunity that they’re interested in, they can send the host a message directly. The message should include some information about the helper and why they think they’ll be a good fit.
Writing Your Message: When messaging the host, the helper should think what relevant experience that they have that will make them a good fit for this type of work. Openness and honesty is key at HelpStay. If the helper doesn’t have any relevant experience but is willing to learn on-the-job then they just need to say it. Most hosts won’t expect a helper to be a seasoned gardener or experienced English teacher.
What about volunteering as a group? If you’re a teacher with a group of students, we suggest you work with a specialized Costa Rica student trip provider like Costa Rica Explorations.