Years of Experience with Volunteers
Solar Power Project - A Hands On Workshop
WE NOW ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SOLAR POWER PROJECT.
Next Workshop/Project start date – 18th of March – 25th of March 2017 (1 week course) & 17th of June – 1st of July (2 week course)
The Solar Power Project – A Hands On Workshop involves you learning about Solar Energy, and providing power to the most remote and off-grid places on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
Would you like to help on a Costa Rican farm? Are you interested in sustainability and organic food? Then our sustainable farming project is ideal for you.
The farm is located in the mountains of the Osa Peninsula Jungle, and is only reachable by horseback. The farmers Teresa and Evaristo do everything in their power to make the farm a beautiful and organic place. They include the volunteers in almost all expects of the daily farm work, including helping with the animals (horses, cows, and pigs), helping to harvest, carry around wood, and also invite you to be part of the cooking process.. and learn a few great Costa Rican recipes.
It's Turtle Conservation Season on the Pacific Side of Costa Rica
Turtle Conservation Season on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is in full swing! We offer one of the most affordable fees for Turtle Conservation in all of Costa Rica! The Carribean turtle season starts again in February 2017, and they’ll also have a busy season.
As a Turtle Conservation volunteer you’ll help patrolling the beach and most importantly – save sea turtles from extinction!
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Environmental Education Project Needs Your Help!
Green Life Volunteers together with other NGO’s on the Osa Peninsula, has established an environmental education program. For it to run properly we constantly need help ! We have some dedicated individuals from different NGOs helping with this project, but it’s executed and carried by the help of volunteers.
You’ll get hands-on experience teaching kids/ working with kids, be able to create lessons and games for kids, and help execute school visits and educate kids on environmental issues. It would be great if a volunteer on this project speaks a bit of Spanish, beginner is often enough.
English JumpStart Program - 2017 - Looking for a TEACHER!
For the JumpStart Program we’re looking for an experienced English Teacher. You’ll receive FREE accommodation and food – this is a RARE AND EXITING OPPORTUNITY! We cannot provide a salary since the program is funded entirely by donations.
GLV's Project Videos
I participated in the 2-week solar power workshop in June 2016. I came to the workshop with a general interest in clean energy and a desire for an immersive travel experience. In addition to learning all things solar (theory, system design and maintenance, installation, and how to build a panel using cosmetically defective cells), I made chocolate from start to finish on an off-grid farm, practiced my Spanish with the locals, hiked to a waterfall in Matapalo, volunteered at a local butterfly farm, surfed, kayaked, went horseback riding, and observed an abundance of wildlife (dolphins, monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, and crocodiles to name a few). Green Life Volunteers does an excellent job of balancing work and play. My experiences were life changing and I wish I could have stayed longer! Highly recommend.
GLV's Latest Reviews
Melissa was a Veterinary Intern for 3 months in 2015, she was 20 years old during her internship. This review was published on Abroad Reviews by her August 4, 2015. “I first encountered GLV after searching online for pre-veterinary internships abroad. Even after...read more
Jake, 30 years old, participated in the Solar Power Project in 2016. He wrote his review on Abroad Reviews and GO Abroad. Here is his review: “An absolutely fantastic experience. Amazingly informative on the practical aspects of solar, while at the same time...read more
Bronagh's Video Review- Teaching Children Bronagh was on the Teaching Children project recently, in June 2016, and enjoyed her time with the kids. To check out what she has to say about the project, watch the video below. Besides the Teaching Children project, Bronagh...read more
Cameron's Review - Solar Power...read more
I participated in the 2-week solar power workshop in June 2016. I came to the workshop with a general interest in clean energy and a desire for an immersive travel experience. In addition to learning all things solar (theory, system design and maintenance,...read more
Once upon a time I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer and install solar energy abroad and learn more about off-grid PV systems. I stumbled across the Green Life Volunteers organization through google searching these kind of opportunities in Latin American...read more
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We are looking for an English teacher for our JumpStart program, which is a month long intensive and interactive English camp during January designed for 20-25 sixth grade students who did not receive English classes in their public elementary schools. The JumpStart...read more
Volunteer abroad: The benefits of flying the coop Article written by Green Life Volunteers alumni volunteer Cassie Daigle. Original Article here in the Red and Black. The desire to travel resides in a lot of us as undergraduates, stemming from that nagging voice in...read more
Cassie's Turtle Volunteer Experience - Day 5 / 6 It is quite the week this week for turtle nesting. The past three nights I’ve walked this week there has been a turtle every single time that has nested. Two nights ago, we were with one turtle for about thirty...read more
Are you interested in solar Energy? Would you like to learn how to install Solar Panels and at the same time do something great for a small rural community in Costa Rica? Are you happy to meet other like minded people and hang out with a group? Then this project is...read more
Hi everyone, We are working a lot on the website, movies, new projects, handbooks and a lot more, but we also need some relax time. And our relax time was next week. Some friends or Carlies were in Costa Rica and we did a lot of things in the Osa Peninsula. We went to...read more
Saturday 16 January we visited the Arboretum. Arboretum means a collection of trees, and now I have been there, I can confirm that it is a collection of trees. When we were there, we got a tour through the Arboretum by Juan. Juan told us a lot about the Arboretum and...read more