Solar Power Project – A Hands On Workshop

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...
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Turtle Conservation

Are you interested in wildlife conservation? Would you like to live and work on a beautiful Costa Rican beach and meet lots of like-minded volunteers? Then become a Costa Rica turtle conservation volunteer with us!

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Biological Research Center

Are you interested in biology, wildlife, and love nature? And do you want to learn more about the exotic animals and nature of Costa Rica? Then you should be a volunteer or intern on our ‘Biological Research Center’ project!

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Wildlife Sanctuary

Would you like to work in a wildlife Sanctuary? And do you have a passion for wild animals and exotic nature? Then you should volunteer on our ‘Wildlife Sanctuary’ project!

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Teaching Children Project

Teaching Children Project Would you like to work with children and make a positive contribution to their future? Then you should volunteer on our 'Teaching Children' project! Quick Facts  Age requirement: 16+ years Working Schedule: 5 days a week for 7 – 8 hours a day...
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Dog Rescue Project

If you love dogs and cats you want to help out in a great project with a real cause? Help us at GLVs dog and cat rescue project.

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Reptile Project

Are you interested in snakes, frogs, lizards, and turtles? Do you like biology? Would you like to learn all about reptiles? Then the Reptile Project is perfect for you!

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Environmental Education

Would you be interested in establishing an environmental education program in local elementary schools in Costa Rica? Are you passionate about nature and like teaching kids? Than this project could be perfect for you.
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National Park Volunteer

Would you like to work on as a park ranger on the most incredible conservation site of Costa Rica? Do you have a passion for nature? Then you should volunteer on our ‘National Park Volunteer’ project!

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Reforestation & Recycling

Reforestation projects around the Osa Peninsula and other parts of Costa Rica need your help.
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Solar Power Project - A Hands On Workshop


START DATE: 17th of June – 1st of July (2 week course). Costs 1200$ for two weeks. DISCOUNTS apply if you’re participating with a friend or group of friends. Ask us during your application process.

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.

Organic Farming

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.

If you’re a teacher, or have teaching experience as an English Teacher (as a second language) then apply now!

GLV's Project Videos

Volunteer Testimonial

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.


Participant Solar Power Project, Student, 27

GLV's Latest Reviews

Samantha’s Review & Blog – Biological Research Center

Samantha participated in our Biological Research Project for 1 month in July - August of 2016. This is her write up about her experiences: "It’s been about 2 and a half weeks since I got to Costa Rica, and I’m already dreading going home in just 11 days! I chose to...

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Jian’s Review – GLV Internship 2016

Jian spent 2 months at GLVs office and helped with videos, web work, and promotions. Read his review: "I spent two months interning in Green Life Volunteers. While I am now sitting down and looking back what I had been through in the past days, I would say it is a...

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Magali’s Review – Reptile Project

Magali spent 4 weeks on our Reptile Project in 2016. I have always been highly attracted by reptiles. A good reason to experiment volunteering in Reptilandia. I spent one month in the park working mainly with the owner, Quetzal, and the employee dedicated to the...

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Melissa – Veterinary Internship Review

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 doing...

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Jake’s Review – Solar Power Project

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 extremely...

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Bronagh’s 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 also helped at an organic farm and with...

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Turtle Volunteer Blog – Cassie

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 minutes before we realized there was another one not even...

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The beauty of the Osa Peninsula

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...

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