Sustainable Agriculture Assistant

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gegründet 2015
Vista Hermosa Farm Project
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Koordinator | Jeff
Koordinator | Jeff
We are building a hands on learning model for volunteers/students to donate time and learn important skills to bring back to their lives and communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

Our program is created to provide a hands on  educational model for visitors and volunteers to learn and experience the process of bio-intensive organic permaculture farming. The knowledge that will be offered to volunteers/students and visitors will help to combat issues that have come about due to modern industrial commercial farming. As we approach a world with very little farming soil left on the planet, struggling local economies, food and water shortages, this program will help to provide working solutions.

Our program, under the supervision of our directors and board, will be developed with the help of each and every volunteer/student who participates. Volunteers will work on a variety of projects, from basic infrastructure, to operating a bio-intensive organic farm; there will always be plenty to do. We will be adding ongoing research and experiments to determine and measure how we can do things better in the particular environment that our project is in.  Additionally, this program will introduce various ideas such as creating community gardens and/or operate a successful, small,  organic farming business. We also wish to introduce this concept to our own local community as well as having volunteers bring this know how back to their own lives and communities. We will be using various methods to build soil (composting, chicken farming, worm hotels, etc), planting methods to increase the health and output of the gardens and harvesting, food storage and seed conservation methods. The concept of self sustained permaculture living will be used throughout the project. Volunteers will help in all areas of developing and maintaining the project. If a volunteer has particular skills or interests, we are always happy to do our best to incorporate them into your experience!

Volunteers will be working with each other and our directors and farm assistants, depending upon the project. Volunteers will all contribute to meal prep, set up and clean up during meal times (together or on rotation, depending upon preference of the group). Daily work will depend upon which project is being worked on when the volunteers arrive. We will be building chicken coops, compost stations, seedling boxes and tables, worm farms, tool storage areas, garden bed preparations, planting, maintaining and harvesting. We will organize our work days the evening before during our after dinner meeting/seminar. All volunteers will be expected to clean up after themselves.

The farm itself is set in a beautiful environment with 360 degree amazing views. Volunteers will enjoy access to hours of hiking, right on the property. Creek and waterfall excursions, evening bonfires and more. 3 Healthy meals will be served daily and volunteers will sleep in our cute and colorful dorm rooms. A washer and clothesline will be available for use as will the volunteer kitchenette for storing and preparing optional additional beverages and snacks  if you want to bring them along. 


A typical day can vary greatly at the project, depending upon whether we are building structures (sheds, chicken coops, worm hotels, etc.), working on volunteer activity areas (hiking trails, hang out spots), planting, preparing garden beds, harvesting, seeding, etc. There will be many opportunities. All volunteers will participate in meal preparations and clean ups. After breakfast, a few hours of farm work (any of the above mentioned items) will happen, depending upon which level of volunteering you are participating in (2 hour a day volunteers or 4 hour per day volunteers). The mid day meal will come around noon each day, then there is a possibility of light afternoon work for some volunteers and free time to hike, read, go horseback riding (horseback riding is available through our adjoining neighbor), swimming in the creeks or just relaxing with our amazing views. After the evening meal, we tend to have an optional educational gathering to watch instructional films, discuss various techniques and plan our days. We enjoy evening bonfires for an opportunity to relax and interact socially as well.  Although internet service is not yet available in the beautiful rural area that the farm is situated, we do have some spotty cell signal and if you have a Costa Rica SIM card (easily accessible at the airport and many other local cell stores), you can use your data to check emails and such. There is wi-fi available in Puriscal and a stronger cell signal in the local pub about a kilometer away. We are working on getting an antenna to increase our own signal. Data is pretty reasonable in Costa Rica. 


Hiking, exercise, swimming in the Cabradas, horseback riding, busing into the little city of Puriscal, relaxing and reading, bird and nature watching, bon fire gatherings. There are also national parks in the area and you can take a day or two excursions to area beaches (2 hours away), then return to the project. 



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Benötigte Unterlagen
We would like a statement from volunteers about any health challenges and/or limitations so that we are aware of issues and avoid causing any further health problems.
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
although gardening, agriculture, construction and permaculture skills are helpful, we are happy to train volunteers who are willing to help.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag


Dienstleistungen von Vista Hermosa Farm Project

This is the pricing for a full volunteer, which is 4 hours daily, 5 days per week plus participating in meal set up and clean up (everyone works together at meals). There are two levels of volunteering that we can offer for a higher fee. One is the light duty volunteer (2 hours daily, 5 days per week plus participating in meal set up and clean up) and visitor, in which you only participate in meal set up and clean up. The fees are mostly to cover costs of meals and accommodations with a small amount going to farm costs (equipment, etc).


We have two dorm rooms.  Each has 3 comfortable bunk beds and a bathroom.  Colorful, with tile floors, ceiling fans and nice breezes. The volunteer cabina also has a little kitchen where you can keep extra or special snacks and have use of the cooking facilities. There is a nice terrace overlooking the lovely fields with amazing mountain views. There is a dining table as well as seating on the terrace. There is also a little laundry room with a washer. In the main house, next door, there is a gathering room where films (both educational and fun) can be watched with our projector, games can be played or groups can just "hang out". We have a volunteer bon fire area not far from the dorms as well. 


Our meals will focus on either items that are growing or will grow on the farm in the future, in order to show how a completely independent, sustainable diet would look. Items such as homemade granola, traditional gallo pinto (beans and rice), a variety of nicely flavored vegetable and rice, curry and grain dishes,  corn tortilla pizzas,  pasta, fresh fruit and more. We will be raising chickens to aid in our fertilization and composting process, so fresh eggs will also be served regularly. 

Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Costa Rica bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Costa Rica antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Costa Rica überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

Start dates are flexible and when you arrive, we will give you a tour and orientation and go over details of which projects we are working on at the time in order to plan your participation. 

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
1 - 12 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Tage (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 100
1 Woche
$ 280
2 Wochen
$ 560
3 Wochen
$ 820
4 Wochen
$ 1.080
8 Wochen
$ 2.050
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 3.000
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 300 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Vista Hermosa Farm Project wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Vista Hermosa Farm Project während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Sustainable Agriculture Assistant

We are building a hands on learning model for volunteers/students to donate time and learn important skills to bring back to their lives and communities.


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