Volunteering is a great way to develop as a person, whilst helping others who are often less fortune than yourself. Volunteering abroad and immersing yourself in another culture really gives you a different perspective, and adds to the experience that you will undoubtedly have.
Costa Rica, despite being a relatively small country, is able to attract over one million visitors each year. It is easy to see why this is the case! The excellent climate and the spectacular scenery, coupled with the ease of getting a visa, makes it the perfect place for tourists and volunteers to visit. The people of Costa Rica are naturally very friendly, so you will likely meet some truly fascinating people, making friends for life.
If you are looking to improve your Spanish while you are volunteering, there is the opportunity to advance your knowledge of Spanish with ongoing lessons during your placement.
If you volunteer in Costa Rica with A Broader View, who are a highly rated not for profit charity organization, you could be placed in areas that need your help the most. You will have their support and advice throughout the process of volunteering, from how to travel to and from your placement, to ongoing support while you are volunteering. In fact, there is 24/7 local support in the event of any emergencies, so you are well looked after.
The placements available in Costa Rica are dotted around the country. There are volunteering opportunities in the capital city of San Jose, as well as Escazu. There are also numerous Pacific and Atlantic coastal regions that you could be placed with. Just let them know your preferred location to volunteer in, and they will try and help you out. In fact, there will certainly be a voluntary placement you will like, as there are nineteen different programs that you can become involved with.
Sometimes volunteering with friends or as part of a group may be something you would like to explore. If you apply to A Broader View as a group of 5 or more, it is possible for a customized program to be created, so this is certainly an idea worth thinking about.
One of the most popular opportunities for volunteering in Costa Rica is the Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica volunteer placement. If you are interested in applying for this, or any other Costa Rica volunteering opportunity, make sure you contact A Broader View today!