One of the best ways to get to get to know the heart and soul of your new home and its people is to volunteer.
Although Costa Rica is more affluent than any other country in Central America and has an enviable social services network, there are still plenty of chances for tourists, visitors, and expats to participate in charity work.
Here are some tips on volunteering in Costa Rica:
Eco volunteering, i.e., turtle conservation project
A few more notes:
If you see a place that asks for a program fee, contact them and ask if they take independent volunteers (i.e. if you are already down there, or you aren’t, but you want to organize your own housing, etc. and just show up to the place)
Enjoy Costa Rica - and you're a superstar in my book for wanting to volunteer and help out!
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