Regenerative Agriculture Supporter

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founded in 1998
Corcovado Foundation
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Coordinator | Zoraida
Coordinator | Zoraida
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High­lights

Live a rural and authentic experience. By becoming a volunteer, you can understand the PURA VIDA essence
Combine nature and culture near to the most biologically intense place on earth due to its exuberant biodiversity
Our volunteers enjoy a lot our traditional gastronomy.
As a volunteer, you will be working with the local families. You will have the experience of sustainable practices promoted by the leaders prevail as part of this product.
Improve your spanish and teach others your language
Ecosystem restoration, regenerative agriculture and support local community are our action-based initiatives. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
For 2022 the Corcovado Foundation has aligned with United Nations objectives to prevent, stop, and reverse the degradation of global ecosystems. Our new programs are action-based initiatives for ecosystem restoration and regenerative agriculture. Foundation volunteers learn and support the local community in various regenerative practices and improve food security, protect water supplies, and restore levels of biodiversity compromised by human and climate disruption

With this program, you will do a combination of activities that include forest restoration, regenerative agriculture, and community activities. Local families that we will support, are in the process of beginning to transform their way of farming and become regenerative farmers. Your support can make a really great difference!!!

Typical day

  • 7:00 a.m Breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m – 12:00 p.m Work in Regenerative agriculture with local families.
  • 12:00 p.m Lunch
  • 13:00 p.m Activity with the children of the community school in their organic garden
  • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m Free time or trails maintenance
  • 7:00 p.m Dinner

Free-time activities

As a volunteer, you will be assigned 2 free days each week, during which you may choose to take advantage of the facilities at the Center, our non-profit hostel, which offers tours (you have to pay for them), local activities, and the chance to socialize with other volunteers and travelers.


There are some activities such as:
Snorkeling
Diving
Kayak
Hiking

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) or English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Passport photo, medical travel insurance policy and volunteer registration form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good physical condition.
Respectful with communities and staff.
Volunteers must be friendly and communicative
Be empathic and able to work in a team
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Corcovado Foundation

This cost covers accommodation, three meals per day, internet access and training. It does not cover snack food, spending money nor arrival and departure transportation costs.

Accommodation

You will be staying in a mixed dorm with single beds and a shared bathroom. Note that the accommodation is standard. You will have a semi-private room, hot water, a shared bathroom and a kitchen.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will receive three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you wish, you can bring your snacks if you require more meals a day.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Drake Bay (DRK) in Drake Bay. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program runs from 15th January to 15th December each year. It is better if you arrive on Tuesday and  Thursday. There are two ways to arrive:

Option #1:

Take the bus from Tracopa (Bus station in San José) to Sierpe at 8:30 a.m. The duration of the trip is approximately 6 hours.

It has an approximate cost of ₵ 7500 ($16 approximately)

Then you take the boat from Sierpe to Agujitas at 4:00 p.m. with an approximate cost of $20 per person.

Once you arrive at Agujitas, our staff will pick you up and take you to the Corcovado Foundation Biohostel.

Total cost option # 1 per person is: $ 36

 

Option #2:

Three companies fly from San José to Drake Bay. To check rates and schedules, visit their web pages:

  • Aerobell: https://www.aerobell.com/es/
  • Sansa: https://flysansa.com/
  • Skyway: https://skywaycr.com/

The flight lasts approximately 45 min. Once you arrive at the airport, our staff will pick you up and take you to the Corcovado Foundation Biohostel.

Total cost option # 2 per person is: The cost of the plane ticket 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$490
3 weeks
$735
4 weeks
$980
5 weeks
$1,225
9 weeks
$2,205
17 weeks
$4,165
50 weeks (max. stay)
$12,250
Average fees
$245 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Corcovado Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Corcovado Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Regenerative Agriculture Supporter

Ecosystem restoration, regenerative agriculture and support local community are our action-based initiatives.

$245/week

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