Would you like to work on a Costa Rican farm? And are you interested in sustainability and organic food? Then you should volunteer on our ‘Organic Farming’ project!
- Age requirement: 16+ years
- Dates: This project is available year around.
- Working Schedule: 5-6 days a week for 6-8 hours a day
- Language requirement: Basic to intermediate level of Spanish would be an advantage because the local Costa Rican farmers may not speak English.
- Costs: A one week experience starts from 599 USD, for each additional week add on another 229 USD per week
- Accommodation: Host family / family of the farm
- Food: Three fresh organic meals daily
- Location: Osa Peninsula, Southern Costa Rica
- We offer: 24/7 emergency telephone support
- Optional: A letter of recommendation and certificate at the end of your volunteer time
- Help to plant, maintain and harvest crops (depending on the season)
- Help to maintain the farm, cleaning, and attending to the animals
- Help milk cows and make cheese
- Help to move wood/ trees
- Helping with the horses and other farm animals
- Work on the medicinal herb garden
- Help with meal preparations together with you farmer family
- Be proactive and contribute your own ideas to make agricultural processes more sustainable and organic.
While you’re at the farm however, you’re cut off from society and live very remote and rural! Note there is very little cell phone signal and no internet available. Electricity is available through solar energy.
The farm is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you would never have stayed in such a pristine and remote jungle. Pumas, jaguars, monkeys, tapirs, and many other animals live right around the farm.
The costs for this project are:
- First week’s fee: $ 599
- Every Additional Week: $229 (It does not matter many weeks you choose, this fee stays the same)
FEES EXPLAINED: Our organizational fee of around $ 249 is included in the first week’s fee and covers the “behind the scenes costs”, such as staff salaries, office space rental, transaction and bank fees, and more. Our weekly fee for additional weeks covers the costs of your host family or project accommodation and food, the local staff on your project, and a donation to help with the daily running costs of the program you will help on.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE: First and last night in San Jose in a hostel, travel to and from the international airport (airport shuttles are around 30$ each way to San Jose – We can set this up for you, just ask us during sign-up), travel to the project site (usually by public buses, which are from around 10-16$ one way), national/ International flights, travel insurance, visa costs, any additional food or snacks besides the host family meals, extra-curricular activities.
This is the GLV Handbook for the Organic Farming Project. This will give you DETAILED info on everything you would need and want to know regarding the project. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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Organic Farming Reviews
Hailie - Age: 28, Nationality: USA, Projects: Organic Farming & Turtle Conservation Hailie's Review (taken from Abroad Reviews): Janina is a very helpful and passionate program coordinator. Upon my arrival to Puerto Jimenez, she took me around the town and helped...