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Volunteer Testimonials

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

Canada, 26 Years Old

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

Volunteer Solar Power Project, Student, 27 years old

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Our Project Locations throughout Costa Rica

Puerto Jimenez

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

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

San Pedrillo Ranger Station is one of the National Park project sites.

Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo by Quepos is one of the turtle conservation project sites.

Alajuela

Alajuela is where the international airport SJO is located, and also where the Wildlife Rescue Center is located.

Refugio Romelia

Refugio Romelia is one of the turtle conservation project sites.

Camaronal

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.

Pacuare

Playa Pacuare is one of the turtle conservation project sites on the Caribbean side. 

Parismina

Playa Parismina is one of the turtle conservation project sites.

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