VOLUNTEERING IN Costa Rica

CENTRAL AMERICA

Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s paradise; a quarter of the country is protected forest or reserve providing home to over 900 species of bird and 250 species of mammal including the beloved sloth. The diverse landscape includes volcanoes, mangroves, rainforest and beautiful beaches making it a fantastic country to explore. It’s easy to understand why it’s recently been voted the world’s happiest country!

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica

Join an active conservation team and assist their work monitoring turtle hatchlings and carrying out beach patrols to monitor adult turtles and reduce the risk of poaching whilst supporting the local community.

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Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue

Costa Rica

Join a wildlife rescue team and help to care for the animals in the sanctuary. Care for animals such as monkeys, sloths and anteaters that have been injured, orphaned or mistreated. Observe and monitor animals which are being rehabilitated for release.

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Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in Costa Rica

  • Abundant Nature - sloths, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, turtles and ocelots to name a few of its amazing wildlife species, Costa Rica accounts for 0.3% of the earth’s surface but contains 6% of the world’s biodiversity.

  • Volcanoes - Costa Rica is home to 6 active volcanoes and over 60 inactive ones. It’s possible to trek up some of these to admire the breath-taking views over the crater. The most popular are Arenal and Poás.

  • Waterfalls - There are lots of beautiful waterfalls to visit, the most popular waterfalls include Rio Celeste, La Fortuna, La Paz and Nauyaca.

  • National Parks and Forests - these consist of lush primary virgin rainforests and a complex system of freshwater and marine resources. Monteverde Cloud Forest if a bird-watcher’s paradise, Corcovado is one of the most biologically intense places on earth and Manuel Antonio boasts stunning white sandy beaches and is described as the jewel of Costa Rica.

  • Coffee - Costa Rica is regarded as one of the world’s premiere coffee growing regions and has been producing coffee for over 300 years. it’s possible to enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation to learn about the complex process and sample their range.

Costa Rica turtle

Costa Rica turtle

Costa Rica sunset

Costa Rica sunset

Costa Rica monkey

Costa Rica monkey

Costa Rica sloth

Costa Rica sloth

Costa Rica wildlife

Costa Rica wildlife

Costa Rica coastline

Costa Rica coastline

Costa Rica jungle

Costa Rica jungle

Costa Rica volcanoe

Costa Rica volcanoe

Costa Rica frog

Costa Rica frog

Costa Rica waterfall

Costa Rica waterfall

Costa Rica jungle

Costa Rica jungle

Costa Rica beach

Costa Rica beach

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Year Out Group
  • Sunday Times
  • the independent
  • theguardian
  • DOFE
  • Right Tourism
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Tourism Concern

POD VOLUNTEER

RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING
Sustainable needs-based volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to make a difference overseas.

Pod IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION WITH ASSOCIATED CHARITY
Structured to minimise costs for volunteers and maximise benefits for the projects we support.

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