Volunteer Projects in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica

Give back, help out, and make an impact!

Volunteer in Costa Rica

A volunteer project in Costa Rica offers you a unique opportunity to live and work in a Spanish speaking environment while giving back to a community and immersing yourself in the local culture.

Community service and volunteering abroad is a life-changing experience where volunteers expand their horizons in a way that could never be achieved in a classroom.

Connect with like-minded, motivated, and compassionate people from around the world and walk away with a newfound outlook on how to create change everyday in your own life.

This is not Tourism

Tico Lingo is a locally-based and locally-run organization. The volunteer projects we offer are aimed at supporting Costa Rica’s local communities, biodiversity, and environment. This isn’t tourism – this is traveling with a purpose.

We Believe in Immersion

We encourage complete linguistic and cultural immersion and are dedicated to ensuring that our volunteer projects have long-term positive impacts within the community and give our volunteers an opportunity to speak Spanish.

Extensive Support Provided

The Tico Lingo volunteer team is multi-lingual, educated, and very well-traveled. We provide every volunteer 24/7 on-site support for all our projects and offer years of experience to help you select the project best for you.

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Volunteer Projects in Costa Rica

Tico Lingo is a small locally-based and locally-run organization aimed at offering impactful experiences for both our volunteers and our local project staff. The projects we work with are aimed at supporting Costa Rica’s local communities, biodiversity, and environment.

– Most volunteer projects start every Monday year-round
– All projects have professional English speaking staff on-site
– All projects offer volunteers Spanish language practice
– 24/7 in-country emergency support
– No registration or processing fees
– All-inclusive project fees as low as $580 (Airport shuttle, meals, lodging, materials, all transportation)

Volunteer in Costa Rica working with endangered sea turtles on the Caribbean

Protect endangered marine life

Sea Turtle Conservation
in Costa Rica

Practice your Spanish with a local community while saving critically endangered turtles in a unique remote Costa Rican location.


Rainforest Conservation
Volunteering in Costa Rica

Join a team of biologists to learn the fundamentals of rainforest conservation, the basics of permaculture, and how to assist with vital scientific research being conducted in a Costa Rican rainforest
Volunteer in Costa Rica working with animals and a refuge center

Rehab and release native wildlife

Animal Rescue and
Rehabilitation Center

Aid in the mission to rescue hurt and hungry wildlife at an animal refuge center in Costa Rica. Feed, clean, take measurements, and help release 25 different types of animals.

Teach, Inspire, and Change Lives

Volunteer with Kids
at a Local Kindergarten

Help teach games, organize sports, set up talent shows, and assign homework assignments! Volunteers will work with staff to come up with new ideas to educate and inspire kids to share and work together.
Volunteer in Costa Rica working with children at a local kindergarten
Volunteer in Costa Rica teaching English at a local high school in Heredia

Educate, Share, and Gain Experience

Teach English at a
Local Public High School

Create fun, interactive lessons that encourage students to speak English. Support local teachers by helping create resources that future volunteers can use to further students’ education.

Still have some questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us and talk directly to Program Advisor about volunteering in Costa Rica!