The Rush of the Jungle

Volunteer in Costa Rica

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this rich, rampant and remote paradise.

Elusive jaguars. Prehistoric sea turtles. Flamboyant birdlife. Join one of our Costa Rica conservation programs and find yourself immersed in a tropical terrain teeming with life, opportunity and excitement – and help protect it against the threats of habitat loss.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.

Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.

Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Costa Rica volunteer projects

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Book by 31 January 2022

Programs in Costa Rica




Costa Rica Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Short Term Internship

Jalova will be your home away from home, as you participate in on...

Wildlife Photography and Conservation Awareness in Costa Rica

Gain a new perspective on conservation through the lens of your c...

Reptile and Amphibian Diversity Research in the Costa Rican Rainforest

Monitor the health of Tortuguero National Park by recording sigh...

Bird Research in Costa Rica

Discover the tropical habitat of Costa Rica while learning about ...

Rainforest Exploration and Biodiversity in Costa Rica

On this program, participants will hike through the rainforests o...

Tortuguero Rainforest Conservation Teen Volunteering In Costa Rica

Learn what it takes to become an international conservationist wh...

Costa Rica Conservation Short Term Internship

Wake up surrounded by the sounds of exotic birds and wildlife in ...

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Gain valuable field-based experience and critical technical skill...

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park to assist w...

Jaguar Conservation in Costa Rica

Assist in the protection of the elusive jaguar in one of the only...

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Join a team of international participants in Tortuguero National ...



Community Development

Short Term Teaching Internship in Costa Rica


Women’s Empowerment Program in Costa Rica


Short-Term Community Development Internship in Costa Rica


Costa Rican Rainforest Exploration And Cultural Immersion Teen Volunteer Program


Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica


Teaching English and Community Development Projects in Costa Rica


New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to pick and husk a coconut

Visit the world's oldest sea turtle research group

Meditate on the beach at sunrise

Take a jungle nightwalk and frog watch

Canoe along jungle river canals at dawn

Stargaze and learn the northern constellations

Hike an extinct volcano, Cerro Tortuguero

Visit a sustainable chocolate farm

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