Turtle Conservation

We offer several different project locations throughout Costa Rica, including Guanacaste (Nicoya Peninsula), Caribbean side, and the South Pacific Zone (Osa Peninsula).

Wildlife Rescue Center

On this project, you can work close-up with sloths, monkeys, parrots, and many other animals.

National Park Volunteer

You can volunteer in National Parks throughout the country, and help out as one of the park rangers! You’re guaranteed to have an experience of a lifetime and see lots of wildlife.

Biological Research Station

We work with an incredible biological research station in Costa Rica that offers investigations in mammal research, reptile research, turtle conservation, and more!

Bird Conservation

In this project you will work with a bird conservation organization on the Osa Peninsula (Southern Pacific Zone) of Costa Rica.

Our Most Popular Volunteer Projects in Costa Rica

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Volunteer Testimonials

My two week excursion with Green Life Volunteers exceeded my expectations. Janina’s organization, enthusiasm, kindness, and humor throughout the trip united the diverse group of volunteers and allowed for a fun and engaging learning environment. Week one was spent in a classroom and workshop environment, giving everyone an opportunity to learn the technical application of solar power, as well as get hands-on to assemble panels with some of Puerto Jimenez’s nicest community members. The second week was spent teaching students at a local high school and doing solar installs at two different schools—both totally rewarding experiences. I won’t forget to mention the thrill of the dolphin tour, surfing, waterfall hikes, zip-lining, and bike on the beach activities. I’ve never seen such stunning flower, insect, and animal diversity in one place in my life!

I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to explore Costa Rica or build resilience in rural communities. You’re guaranteed to gain knowledge on solar systems, meet the most genuine people, get postcard-perfect pictures, and make unforgettable, adventurous memories. Oh, and try some of the best coffee, chocolate, and plantains in the planet—a perfectly delicious diet to survive by, even for a vegan like me 😉

Jamie Zouras

United States, 26 Years Old

Do you want to know what our projects are really like ? Then read reviews directly from previous volunteers.

Our Project Locations throughout Costa Rica

Puerto Jimenez - Various Projects

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.

La Leona Ranger Station - National Park Project

La Leona is one of the turtle conservation project sites as well as one of the National Park project sites.

La Sirena Ranger Station - National Park Project

La Sirena Ranger Station is one of the National Park project sites.

San Pedrillo Ranger Station - National Park Project

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

Alajuela - Wildife Rescue Center

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

Camaronal Turtle Project

Refugio Camaronal is one of the turtle conservation project sites.

Nombre del Jesus - Turtle Project

Bahia de los Piratas / Nombre del Jesus is one of the turtle conservation project sites.

Pacuare - Turtle Project

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

Osa Peninsula - Organic Farming Project

San Isidro Del General - Spanish School

Piedras Blancas National Park Project

Golfito National Wildlife Refuge

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