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Green Life Volunteers is a local Costa Rican Volunteer Service Organization. We place volunteers in different projects throughout Costa Rica. Almost all of these projects are run by Costa Rican non-profit organizations – who are in actual need of “man-power” and know-how. We particularly try to focus on conservation, sustainability, and development projects. For example we place volunteers on projects which focus on research and protection of endangered species, such as sea turtles and snakes. Furthermore, we hope to improve sustainable development in communities of Costa Rica, by helping kids and adults to learn English (and other languages), and by helping out at organic farms and reforestation projects.

Most Recent Articles

GLV Intern: Avery’s First Week

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

I have officially been in Puerto Jimenez for a full week! It is unbelievable that I have been here for so long, especially because it still feels like I just arrived. Even though it has only been a week, so much has been happening in the Osa. Surprisingly, I never had to worry about being bored here in Puerto Jimenez.

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GLV Intern: Avery’s First Days in Puerto Jimenez

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Hola! My name is Avery and I’m a new intern for Green Life Volunteers! This is only my second day in Puerto Jimenez, yet I already feel extremely comfortable in this charming town. Coming from a big city in the United States (Chicago) I was excited to experience the tranquility and the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle of Costa Rica. The proximity of the beach didn’t hurt either!

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Kylie’s Review – Teaching English in Puerto Jimenez

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Project: Teaching English in Puerto Jimenez. Volunteer: Kylie. Country – USA. Age: 19.

I would absolutely recommend Green Life Volunteers as a program to anyone looking to have a deeper and more fulfilled experience when traveling to Costa Rica. Janina Schan (GLV’s Owner and Manager) went above and beyond to help me get ready and feel comfortable for my trip and was a constant support during my time in Puerto Jimenez.

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July is here!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

July will be a busy month for Green Life Volunteers. We have many volunteers arriving during July, and much to do: We’re hoping to hold our Solar Panel Project in the end of July, as well as organize a visit for an Indian Volunteer group to do reforestation and turtle conservation.

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Update from Our Dog and Cat Rescue Project

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Green Life Volunteer’s Dog Rescue project has been in full swing since the beginning of 2014. We’ve already rescued and successfully adopted out several adult dogs and many litters of puppies and kittens. We are also helping to organize spaying and neutering clinics, and  on our last clinic on May 11th we spayed and neutered more than 35 animals (dogs and cats).

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Sara’s Review

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Volunteer: Sara. Country: Finnland. Age: 29. Project: Dog Rescue in Puerto Jimenez. Duration: 4 weeks. I immediately felt welcomed by GLV, after my first email was answered within hours. This first impression proved right. From when I first began planning my trip to my last days in Costa Rica, I could count on Janina’s help and flexibility to make my stay enjoyable.

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NEW Video Review of Volunteering for Turtle Conservation

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

This video was made by volunteers who worked on the Turtle Conservation Internship Project. Watching this Video will give you a good idea of what to expect on your project as an Intern.

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Lisa and Brenna – Review Turtle Conservation

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Lisa and Brenna (Mum and Daughter) – Ostional Turtle Conservation Internship. Aged: 17 (Brenna) and Lisa (55). Lisa’s and Brenna’s Review AND Video! My daughter and I had a wonderful time volunteering with Greenlife in Costa Rica as Turtle Conservation Interns. We received outstanding support via email as we explored and prepared for this trip, were well taken care of getting us from the airport in Costa Rica to our volunteer site, and had a very rewarding experience at our destination site.Unlike other organizations we’ve experienced that advertise a “volunteering” focus, this one actually sent us to a project that indeed needed and wanted volunteers for real work. We stayed with a wonderful Costa Rican family, enjoyed the beaches and turtles and Pura Vida lifestyle, and contributed much appreciated work. It was the best!

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Abroad Reviews

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Blog, Reviews | Comments Off

We have an account on Abroad Reviews and our volunteers can publish their unbiased reviews so that you can trust we’re not making them up ;) .. We’re a small local Costa Rican organization and we don’t buy reviews or pay people to write reviews.. all of our volunteer review on our site as well as on Abroad Reviews are authentic reviews from real people who did real projects in Costa Rica. Check our latest reviews here: Abroad Reviews

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Many New Volunteers for 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Hello everyone… Happy New Year 2014. We’ve signed up many new volunteers for our projects for the next few months… Turtle conservation, teaching English, and dog and animal rescue projects are amongst the most popular. We’re pleased to have such great volunteers and be able to help out amazing non-profit projects around Costa Rica. Our small organization makes it possible that we don’t treat you as just a number… you’re an important volunteer to us that makes a difference.

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