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Volunteer with Us

Volunteer & Experience Costa Rica Like Never Before

The Osa Peninsula – called the most biologically intense place on Earth by National Geographic – lives up to its status as Costa Rica’s natural treasure. Immerse yourself and volunteer in this wild place. Take in the breathtaking sights and sounds of tropical paradise – all while helping protect this unique corner of the globe!

Additional Volunteer Details

Work schedule: Osa Conservation volunteers work 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. During peak season you may work longer.

Commitment: We ask that you commit to a 6-week minimum stay to account for the 5-day training period. The longer you stay, the more you’ll learn!

Join one of our next opportunities:

  • February 1 – March 15
  • March 22 – May 3
  • May 17 – June 28
  • July 12 – August 23

Cost: Please refer to the “Rates“ page for current information on our costs and expenses.

Travel: You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from Osa Conservation sites, but if you need us to book a taxi from the airport to our station, please let us know. See our Visitor’s Guide for more information on how to get to our site.

Age requirements: You must be 18 years or older to come on your own to volunteer. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone over the age of 21.

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Be a true conservation hero by volunteering with us. As an Osa volunteer, you will have the unique opportunity to engage with our programs. Volunteers will work with all our science programs including sea turtles, restoration and biodiversity monitoring, organic farming, and general station maintenance. Tasks may change depending on the season and our researcher and station necessities.


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