Years of Experience
Want to read what GLVs projects are really like ? Then read reviews from previous volunteers.
Joshua Smith-Lunger - Age 19 from the United States. Josh spend 3 weeks on the Parrot Rescue Project in 2018. How would you rate your overall experience at the program? - Excellent How would you rate the orientation that you received? - Excellent How would you rate...read more
Chris, from Denmark. Age: 22. | Chris was on the Parrot Rescue Project for around 2 months in 2017. "I worked with Chris at the new project in the summer of 2017 wonder full place, a lot of new experience and it was 2 unforgettable months. At that point there wasn't...read more
Fraser Lloyd participated in our 2018 Solar Power Project - A Hands On Workshop. He's giving his unbiased review on camera. The project participants where asked to give private reviews on camera, as well as some where interviewed by our project organizers....read more
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I traveled to Puerto Jimenez to volunteer as an environmental educator on the Environmental Education Project for 5 weeks. I was welcomed warmly by both Janina and other volunteers and given a safe and comfortable home stay. I enjoyed the flexibility of being able to make my own hours and work as much or as little as I wanted, leaving lots of time for exploring the beautiful peninsula. Although I don’t speak Spanish, I still felt as though I was able to effectively contribute my skill set to the community. Overall, an unforgettable experience!!Morgan Pulchinski
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.Katelyn
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Our Project Locations throughout Costa Rica
Puerto Jimenez is one of our main project locations. We offer many projects here including Parrot Rescue, Bird Conservation, Butterfly Farm, Environmental Education, Teaching Children, Veterinary Volunteer, Turtle Projects, National Park Projects, the Solar Power Project, and more.
Playa Preciosa is one of the turtle conservation project sites.
La Leona Ranger Station
La Leona is one of the turtle conservation project sites as well as one of the National Park project sites.
La Sirena Ranger Station
La Sirena Ranger Station is one of the National Park project sites.
San Pedrillo Ranger Station is one of the National Park project sites.
Playa Matapalo by Quepos is one of the turtle conservation project sites.
Alajuela is where the international airport SJO is located, and also where the Wildlife Rescue Center is located.
Refugio Romelia is one of the turtle conservation project sites.
Refugio Camaronal is one of the turtle conservation project sites.
Nombre del Jesus
Bahia de los Piratas / Nombre del Jesus is one of the turtle conservation project sites.
Playa Pacuare is one of the turtle conservation project sites on the Caribbean side.
Playa Parismina is one of the turtle conservation project sites.