Heredia Biodiversity Park
Through this program, you will assist local staff with paperwork, archiving, guided tours, working in the lab with different species of insects, and helping in the park’s store.
You'll volunteer with Volunteering Design, a local organization working on community-based projects in Costa Rica.
This program is located in Santo Domingo de Heredia. Homestay families are located a few minutes from the project site. A member of the family will escort and explain how to get to and from the project site with you for the first few days until you feel comfortable making your own way.
Flexible! You will sit down and establish your individual schedule when you arrive and meet the director. Typically, volunteers work five to seven hours a day, four days a week.
All volunteers will be housed with a host family throughout their stay. Host families are vetted by Volunteering Design, with all houses including:
- Hot, running water
- Washer for laundry
- Nearby internet cafe (if WiFi is not available in the house)
Private rooms are available upon request at no extra charge.
Click here to learn more about where you'll stay!
This program may have a Reservation Fee, which is included in the total cost. Your Reservation Fee is due once you commit to the program, with the remaining Program Fee balance due 30 days before your arrival date.
|3 weeks: $850|
|1 month: $936||Longer: +$142 per week|
|6 months: $3,298||Longer: +$505 per month|
Click here for full details about your program costs and how your Program Fee is used.
Note: All listed prices are in US Dollars.
How To Sign Up
Signing up is a three-step process:
- Fill out an Inquiry Form. Please note: submissions must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your prospective start date.
- A member of the Volunteer Global team will get in touch with you to confirm program availability for your chosen dates, and schedule an interview if needed.
- Once your interview is complete, you will be notified to submit your Reservation Fee to reserve your program and schedule. Your final Program Fee is due at least 4 weeks prior to in-country arrival in order to reserve your placement.
This is a pilot program. As part of our program development process, we ask our first groups of participating volunteers to provide additional feedback to assist us in ensuring the most rewarding experience possible in cooperation with Volunteering Design for their associated programs.
Registration must be completed at least one month prior to your program start date, so...let's get started!