Volunteer in Building and Construction in Costa Rica


  • Participate in community development initiatives
  • Help people in need have access to facilities to improve their quality of life
  • Learn construction skills while making a difference
  • Immerse in the Spanish culture and discover the beauty of Costa Rica


The construction project works with a foundation that finances building homes in rural areas of Costa Rica. The aim is to decrease urbanization, and provide extra income to the neighborhoods where the homes are being built. The foundation finances and manages construction projects from the application stage to building and provides payments in installments to home builders.

Your Role:

You will work along side the local labor force to build the home. You may find yourself involved in any number of tasks including digging holes, roofing, repairing older buildings or homes, mixing cement, assembling septic tanks, and building retaining walls.

Come prepared to work hard and get dirty on this project. You will be assisting a few laborers as they build these houses, so your help will make their job go faster.

Your involvement in the more skilled aspects of the construction will be determined by your knowledge and ability to perform these tasks. You will be with other volunteers and the local work force. During the raining season rain may disturb your working week. Please be flexible as this is not within our control.

Important Information

Basic Spanish skills are needed for this program.

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