Rain forest - central pacific

Agriculture & Social Project

Volunteering in a rain forest


 
 

Whats it about?

In the lap of mountains at a river you can experience peace and quiet and the authenticity of the real Costa Rican culture. The project is a mountain lodge situated in a small community 14 km from the pacific coast nearby Quepos- Manuel Antonio, a village which represents the rural areas of Costa Rica, located close to the Cerro Nara Protective Zone and surrounded by evergreen exuberant forests.

Here you can participate and get to know the secrets of Costa Rican country life at a typical family’s home, who will teach you about the daily tasks of life in the country. Also, you will be able to reconnect in an ambience of peace and relaxation, and explore the surroundings, which possess an impressive richness of rivers and waterfalls, as well as some magnificent views of Cerro de la Muerte and the coastal area of Quepos with clear weather.

Tasks as volunteer?

  • Construction and renovation work on school and church

  • Renovation and repair of school chairs, school canteens, sanitary facilities and school recycling system

  • Construction and maintenance of paths and bridges

  • Teach English and German in the village school / except in the holidays December / January and July

  • Planting fruits and vegetables and other gardening and harvesting

  • Daily activities of the farm such as milking cows, observation of the production in the vegetable garden and seedlings of tree species, etc.

  • Tour to the natural pool from the waterfalls

your responsibilities

  • Teacher assistance e.g. with English lessons or your own German lessons

  • Contribution of own ideas and projects (singing, playing, crafting, painting or even sporting activities are desired)

  • Follow-up and homework help

  • Help to build the school's own greenhouse (once a week on Friday)

Expectations of you

  • Fun and sense of responsibility in dealing with small children

  • Positive attitude in life and nature

  • teamwork

  • Dedicated work and punctuality

Activities in free time

  • Short hikes on the trails

  • Bird Watching

  • Camping areas

  • Hiking through the River

  • Daily activities of the farm such as milking cows, observation of the production in the vegetable garden and seedlings of tree species, etc.

  • Tour to the natural pool of La Olla

Accommodation in our JONA-Project.

Accommodation

  • You live in rustic and easy equipped beds.

  • There is no luxury or any comfort. But what you´ll have is the most beautiful view in an untouched natural resort in Costa Rica.

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Available: Always


minimum Duration*: 2 weeks

Accommodation: sharing room

Food: Full Board

Sector: Central Pacific

School Vacations: 07 Dec - 04 Feb
21 Jun - 13 Jul

Transport: public transport
shuttle bus

WiFi: Yes (limited)



Rain Forest - Central Pacific close to Manuel Antonio

Rain Forest - Central Pacific close to Manuel Antonio