The local government and Educational Supervisor are fully behind our project, giving us access to many schools and community buildings in the area.
Environmental projects are also happy to take on a gap volunteer in Costa Rica when their funds allow for projects to commence. We aim to be flexible in response to the needs of the community; painting and maintaining buildings, assisting with construction, maintaining green areas and helping with local agronomy and environmental projects are some of the tasks gap volunteers get involved in. If you are staying for longer than a week, you can expect a varied workload.
Your workload will vary depending on the project, and you may not be at the same site all day. You can expect to work for 3-6 hours as manual work in Costa Rica is demanding, due to the humidity.
You will have lunch either on or near the site or at the centre, and can expect to be away from the centre between 7.00am in the morning until approximately 4.30pm, depending on your schedule, giving you plenty of time to immerse yourself in the project and to get to know other participants and local contributors.
When confirming your dates please take note of the Public Holidays in the Holidays section. There may be disruption to the projects on Public Holidays.