At all our locations we give you the opportunity to volunteer abroad for free if you at least take either Spanish classes or use our accommodation options. If you would prefer not to study Spanish or use our accommodation then we simply ask for a minimal set up fee of $35.
The only volunteer abroad program we charge for is the protecting sea turtles volunteer option in Bocas del Toro, the fee covers your accommodation and three meals per day.
- Volunteer for Free in Bocas del Toro, Panama
- Volunteer for Free in Boquete, Panama
- Volunteer for Free in Costa Rica
Volunteer for FREE in Bocas del Toro, Panama
We provide several volunteer opportunities in Bocas del Toro. Free volunteer opportunities offered are at a children’s daycare, a retirement home, teaching in an indigenous community and helping out at a medical clinic with cleaning and setting up information campaigns for the patients in the waiting room.
All volunteering opportunities have different requirements ranging from wearing proper clothes to having a specific background in a certain field of study. Click here for a list of the free volunteering opportunities in Bocas del Toro.
Volunteer for FREE in Boquete, Panama
In Boquete we offer 8 different opportunities for volunteers. Three of these are schools where students can help out by teaching English, preparing classes, helping with homework, organizing games, etc.
Another free volunteer opportunity is the Civil Protection Program, working in different areas such as humanitarian aid, emergencies, infrastructure or health. Volunteers can help out in all areas and may also assist in promotional or fundraising efforts.
Furthermore, the Boquete Handicap Foundation needs help working with handicapped people of all ages. This can include playing games, pushing someone’s wheelchair, reading a book, helping with arts and crafts, or just being available to lend a helping hand where needed.
Volunteers at the ReAL Boquete recycling center can help in the schools with collecting recyclable materials or teaching the children about recycling. They can also choose to help selecting the recyclables at the ReAL Centre itself.
For people who like to work with animals, FADAB is an organization that mainly focuses on sterilizing, spraying and neutering homeless animals as well as pets. Volunteers can help out with everything they do, but mainly with providing information on pet problems and care.
All our free volunteer opportunities have different requirements ranging from wearing proper clothes to having a specific background in a certain field of study. Click here for a list of the free volunteering positions in Boquete.
Volunteer for FREE in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Our Spanish school in Costa Rica provides free volunteer positions with 11 different organizations within the teaching, social, agricultural, educational and recreational fields of work. The goal is to have an interesting place for our students to practice Spanish and at the same time help these organizations with (foreign) knowledge and/or extra hands to help alleviate the workload.
Volunteer’s placements are available in two public primary schools and one private primary school. Work ranges from teaching English to playing games or helping with homework.
Social volunteer opportunities are available in a kindergarten, an orphanage or at a retirement home. Work here consists of reading or playing games. At the retirement home, volunteers can also help out with serving dinner or improving the facilities of the institution by working in the garden, repainting walls or cleaning.
We also arrange volunteer opportunities for people who want to help others with a disability or a handicap. The requirements for these positions are usually more demanding. Volunteer work in this field can be done at Álvaro Rojas Quires and CAIPAD.
For students looking for agricultural or educational opportunities, we can arrange positions at C.A.T.I.E. – one of the world’s leading tropical agricultural research stations – in the museum and the library. These volunteer opportunities are more focused on maintenance and are therefore suitable for students with very basic Spanish skills who want to work in a Spanish-speaking environment.
All volunteer opportunities have different requirements ranging from wearing proper clothes to having a specific background in a certain field of study. For a list of the specific requirements for each volunteer position and additional information, please take a look at our volunteering in Costa Rica page.