Volunteer in Costa Rica and discover one of the most sustainable countries on earth. Costa Rica is famous for its numerous volunteering projects.
UBELONG is a social venture based in the United States that was founded in 2009 on the belief that everyone can make a difference through international volunteering.
We, Green World Adventures, have been working with them since 2010, and together we have been building the volunteer programs in Costa Rica from the ground up in order to address local community problems.
So far, we have had around 200 volunteers. Would you join in an epic adventure? Improve your Spanish? Help the local communities? Discover a new country?
Here, we propose the following projects:
This project provides homes to children who lack one. The place has several houses where children from 2 to 18 years old live with substitute mothers. We collaborate with donations, but our greatest contribution is the placement of international volunteers who support the institution by giving English and sports classes and who help children with homework and school assignments. The goal is to help the integral formation of children to prepare them to face the real world by themselves.
This project promotes the education and the personal development of young adults who suffer from mental disabilities. Their objective is to encourage their integration within the society by making them participate in various occupational workshops (cooking classes, sports, arts, etc.) and helping them find what they are good at.
This project supports elderly by offering them a day care centre in which they can participate in occupational workshops (dance, cooking, gardening etc.). The centre serves about 100 senior citizens, mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, who live at home but come to the centre every day to eat, learn new skills, receive medical attention and socialize in a healthy environment.
This project is a centre resolving issues of public health, animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. Their main goal is to reduce the overpopulation of street animals. They train the population on issues of responsible pet ownership, animal welfare and public health. In addition, street dogs are sterilized and vaccinated and enter in an adoption program.
This project promotes conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of the epiphytic flora through scientific research, horticulture, and environmental education. Also, this project was established as a centre for the exhibition, conservation and research of tropical epiphytic plants, with a special interest in orchids. On 11 hectares, the field collections, greenhouses collections and secondary forests host over 3,000 species of plants.
This project consists of helping children in needs. From Monday to Saturday they prepare and distribute healthy and complete meals to children whose families struggle and help them by providing them with the nutritious meals they need to grow up healthy.
If you are looking for more information, you can contact Ubelong directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming soon, new projects will be added to our list!