Social Justice and Human Rights Volunteer in the North of Costa Rica


  • Support local community projects
  • Travel to off the beaten path and explore natural treasures that only locals know
  • Immerse yourself in a rural community and daily life
  • Learn to cook typical meals
  • Personalized, high quality, and supervised programs with experienced biligual coordinators


Immerse yourself in authentic Costa Rica through volunteering with VN Abroad. Live local culture, language, and daily life by supporting children's groups, women's initiatives, and immigrant and refugee communities. With 20+ years of experience aiding vulnerable populations, we offer unique volunteer and cultural immersion opportunities for individuals and student groups. Through this, we promote social justice and community development.

Volunteers stay with homestay families or eco-lodges, engaging in daily rural Costa Rican life. Projects range from after-school clubs, English classes, and tutoring to women's organic gardens, community gardens, and soup kitchens. When not volunteering, explore Costa Rica authentically with cooking classes, traditional dance, community visits, and journeys to hidden natural wonders few tourists discover.

  • lodging
  • two meals per day
  • airport transportation
  • volunteer placement and supervision
  • cultural activities
  • recreational activities and selected entrance fees
  • Support 24/7
  • airfare
  • visa and passport fees
  • personal expenses
  • activities not included in program

Important Information

Programs run all year. Families and groups are welcome! Ask about special family and group discounts.

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