Care in Costa Rica

Projects Abroad

Taking applications

  • Gap Year
  • Volunteer
  • Childcare
  • Gap Year
  • Teaching
  • Voluntary and Charity
  • Land Based
  • Nationwide

Our Care in Costa Rica placement is perfect for enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers who have a desire to work with children and experience this fascinating country. You will be based in Heredia, San Jose or some surrounding small towns and will be working in day care centres or kindergartens.


These centres are often understaffed and need the support of volunteers in order to provide the children with much-needed care and attention.

As a volunteer, you will mainly be working with children from a few months old to about thirteen years of age and your role will include day-to-day tasks such as washing and feeding the children, helping them learn to read and write and teaching them basic arithmetic. You can also arrange fun activities for the children such as drama sessions, painting, games and sports days.


All I can remember is enjoying going to "work" every day and spending time playing with the children. I felt like I was truly helping at the Kindergarten and was given a lot of responsibility despite me only being there for a short period. - Lily Brown


Volunteers can also work with older children and the elderly or disabled on their placement, which will demand a lot of dedication but you will find it to be immensely rewarding and worthwhile.


Contact us to find out more about Care in Costa Rica.

You can call us on 01903 708300 or email us at We have a friendly team ready to answer your questions. You can also use the ‘sign up or login to apply’ button below to get in touch and we’ll email you with more details.


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