San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and is the cultural main hub for volunteers and travelers alike. Because so many locals speak English, San Jose is a great place to improve your Spanish.  Streets are mixed with western style chain restaurants next to bustling outdoor markets.   Although San Jose would rarely be called a pretty city, well-marked streets lead to some amazingly historical building architecture like the elegant 1897 National Theater.  Within every corner of San Jose can be found many theaters, museums, parks, plazas and zoos.

However even with rapid growth in population, San Jose largely retains a small town vibe.   With the city’s central location it makes an ideal jumping off point to visit some of Costa Rica’s premier tourist sites.
Volunteer projects include orphanage support, teaching, elderly care and health projects.

Volunteer Opportunities: Costa Rica San Jose

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 weeks to 6 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO)
  • Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish, independent bus ride to/from project site
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, US Airways, Copa, Taca, Avianca, Spirit Airways
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov/

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport (SJO) meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and San Jose Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Quito. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Ready to get started?

Got a question for the team?

Call our toll free number 866-423-3258
Chat with an ABV Coordinator
Email our office:  [email protected]

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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