For those wanting to get off the beaten track, this is a fantastic opportunity to do exactly that, while assisting in Costa Rica’s world famous coffee industry. As a volunteer on our Eco-Agriculture Conservation project, you’ll work alongside a local coffee family to support all stages of their production. This is an immersive permaculture experience that involves hands-on work to improve the local harvest and implement sustainable, effective practices while also respecting local farming methods.
Coffee farming is seasonal, so the nature of your duties will vary based on when you’re there. You may be involved in the harvesting, roasting and packaging of the coffee beans, composting, replanting and clearing the grounds to plant the next harvest.
You’ll be based in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica, approximately four hours from San Jose. It’s important to be enthusiastic about helping out wherever you’re needed. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, unless volunteering with a friend or family member who is 18 or older.
Please note this project has an extra cost of $75 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now