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Agroecological Farming

location
3 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Fantástico 4.5  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos

Sobre el programa

Come to develop a special skill - experience living with nature!

About the Program

This farm was constituted on November 14, 1998 as a non-profit association with the purpose to complement Costa Ricas environmental education and to strengthen the relationship between society and the environment.

The near by town 'La Flor' is a typical rural Costa Rican community ...

Sobre el programa

About the Program

This farm was constituted on November 14, 1998 as a non-profit association with the purpose to complement Costa Ricas environmental education and to strengthen the relationship between society and the environment.

The near by town 'La Flor' is a typical rural Costa Rican community located in the high lands of the Central Valley, 1250 meters (4000 feet) above sea level. The grounds of the farm include 10 hectares of regenerated forest, botanical and medicinal gardens, domestic animals (goats, chickens, horses) and organic agriculture. The property displays a panoramic view of the Orosi Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the country.

You will do planting and watering, working with the ground, and you will harvest fruit and vegetable that will be used for cooking.

There is always a lot of work with animals: clean their stables and feed them.

Sometimes there is construction work to do - and you might learn how to construct a wall out of 'barro' ... (loam).Spanish knowledge is not required - it is to the volunteer´s advantage to study Spanish to communicate with the local people who work at the farm. The farm runs an Alternative Spanish Language Institute where classes are offered.

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers should be enthusiastic about developing new skills and experiencing living with nature. We welcome volunteers of all ages for a shorter or longer period of time. You don't need to speak Spanish although it's an advantage to be able to communicate with the local people. We also offer Spanish language classes to our volunteers. 

Your Program Location

The eco farm is located in a beautiful, natural environment in the town of La Flor - approximately one and a half hours outside of San Jose (two hours by bus), above the Orosi Valley near Paraíso of Cartago, Costa Rica.



Día típico

Weekly Schedule

You will do guided work from Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m to 12:00 noon.

Your Tasks

Typical tasks during your week can include the following areas: 

  • Organic agriculture
  • Botanical garden and forest
  • Domestic animals
  • Medicinal plants
  • Environmental Education
  • Discussions of environmental problems ...

Día típico

Weekly Schedule

You will do guided work from Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m to 12:00 noon.

Your Tasks

Typical tasks during your week can include the following areas: 

  • Organic agriculture
  • Botanical garden and forest
  • Domestic animals
  • Medicinal plants
  • Environmental Education
  • Discussions of environmental problems and possible solutions
  • Cooking
  • Cross-cultural interaction


Actividades de tiempo libre

During your work you will not have the time to make trips to other places as every journey takes about half a day to get there. So, save your free days for an excursion ... there is so much to visit in Costa Rica! We recommend the National Parks (Monteverde, Manuel Antonio), the volcanos (Arenal, ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

During your work you will not have the time to make trips to other places as every journey takes about half a day to get there. So, save your free days for an excursion ... there is so much to visit in Costa Rica! We recommend the National Parks (Monteverde, Manuel Antonio), the volcanos (Arenal, Irazú, Poás), go for a trip to the coast in Jacó and Quepos, travel to the caribbean coast to Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, our rainforest lodge or visit us in Sámara and enjoy beach life for some days!


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes y Sábado

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de first hand Costa Rica

  • We organize the journey to the project
  • We also do hostel reservations in San José if needed (mostly it is needed!)
  • Accommodation and food (vegetarian) is included 

Recogida en el aeropuerto Juan Santamaria International Airport

You will be picked up at the airport by our driver with a sign with your name and you will directly get in contact with your german, english, spanish speaking coordinator via phone. The driver will drive you to the reserved hostel (if necessary), give you the bus ticket (he will buy a ticket in advance to reserve you a seat in the bus), pick you up at the hostel the day of your journey to the project and bring you to the bus.
The cost will be around 70 US$ plus the hostel night (around 13 US$ (dorm) and 40 US$ (single/double room).

Alojamiento

Shared cabins with other volunteers - see the photos.

Comida y bebida

Three meals - very tasty and vegetarian food.

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) en San Jose. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Costa Rica. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Costa Rica proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Costa Rica, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Costa Rica. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

This program is available all year. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts. 


Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

3 semanas (estancia min.) 1.029€
4 semanas 1.323€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 2.754€
Cuota promedio 286€/semana

Cuotas del programa

286€ cuotas semanales 3 - 12 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

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Duración

3 - 12 semanas

Depósito

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Pago final

El pago final se acordará con first hand Costa Rica durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

first hand Costa Rica

Fantástico 4.5 rating (99 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2006

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Sofia

Idiomas hablados: Inglés, Español, Alemán, Francés

sobre la organización

We offer you to immerse in the daily life of costarican families and work routines of teaching and conservation projects. These new found knowledges teach you a lot.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

In 1994 we at first hand moved to Costa Rica and everything started when my son went to a little elementary school near Sámara: 11 children, 6 degrees, one classroom and one teacher. We started bringing volunteers to this little school and 'poco a poco' other schools addressed us with interest of having volunteers and families offered themselves for having volunteers in their house.

Since then a lot has changed and developed at first hand – we started many new teaching programs and conservation projects all over the country – but one thing is still the same: we have a very personal and very close contact to all of our schools, guestfamilies and projects. We live in Costa Rica and we will be there when you need us!

First hand offers volunteer opportunities in schools, kindergarten, music schools, turtle camps, animal reserves, macaw stations, farms and in the rainforest.

We, the agency for volunteer work first hand, are in direct contact with schools and environmental conservation projects planning, organizing and joining our volunteers during this unforgettable and worthy experience!

We have 20 years experience of living in Costa Rica and feel commited to the people, comunitary help and sustainable ecological development. Through the 'Asociación Intercambio Cultural ALEGRIA - AICA', a non-profit organization, we have been promoting intercultural exchange in all areas of artistic expression and organizing festivals and benefit events. 

First hand offers projects almost everywhere in Costa Rica. San Jose, Islita, Buena Vista, Manzanillo, Drake Bay, Mata Palo...just to name a few!

Our Vision

first hand wants to contribute to a sustainable development and mutual respect by intercultural exchange and learning from each other.

Why volunteering with first hand?

Your contribution makes the difference in educating children, preserving marine turtles or other animals and protecting the rainforests of Costa Rica. You live and work with locals and you get to learn the real life of Costaricans. Every day you deal directly with opinions, lifestyles and routines of a different culture. These new found knowledges teach you more about yourself! You learn or improve your spanish skills. Language is the key to understanding the values of a different culture. Work experiences in foreign countries are indispensable in times of globalization. A volunteer based commitment will open many doors for you.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a little tropical paradise between two oceans. Hardly any other country has such an abundance of plants and animals on such a small terrain. 25% of it's area is protected by national parks. Active volcanos, hot springs, rain and cloud forests, mountain rivers, spectacular waterfalls, subterranean caves, coral reefs, mangroves, amazing caribbean and pacific beaches and a fascinating animal world invite you to discover and enjoy.

Costa Rica has the oldest democracy in Latin America, a working social system, responsable environmental laws and is the only country in the world that has no army. The relaxed 'pura vida' lifestyle of the 'ticos' and their hospitality towards visitors make it one of the safest top destinations in Latin America.

99 reseñas · rating4.5

Lisa rating4.4

2017 at Agroecological Farming

My stay at Finca La Flor was short but still very intense. The two weeks with Bri (the owner) were full of nice conversations with the most diverse people. Working with the animals or in the fields was a lot of fun in this overwhelming landscape as well as cooking with the locals. But you expect a ...
Luisa rating4.6

2017 at Agroecological Farming

On 06.03 I went to the Finca Agroecologica La Flor. It is located near Cartago in the mountains with a beautiful view of a valley and the volcano Turrialba. Every day there was something else to do. Sometimes the work was physically quite strenuous. But there were always enough breaks as well as ...
Clara rating4.6

2016 at Agroecological Farming

After almost two months on the coast, I went to the third project in the mountains, near Cartago, where a different volunteer had been waiting for me, for she was except me the only volunteer on the farm. She was also the first German I had met in Costa Rica and it was nice to speak German again. We ...
Leonie rating4.6

2015 at Agroecological Farming

I spent five months in total in Costa Rica, four of which had been perfectly organised by First Hand. I worked at the Eco Farm in the central valley for three months and then another four weeks at another program. The time at the farm was amazing, a well organised work schedule and great company ...
Ursula rating4.4

2015 at Agroecological Farming

The work on the farm was very interesting, we did something new almost every day and I learned so many different things about medical herbs, feed crop, making cheese and much more. I was lucky to have a big group of German volunteers working there at the same time as me so there was always something ...
Lara rating4.6

2014 at Agroecological Farming

I spent two months at the farm and when I first arrived I was already blown away by the stunning nature and all the plants that were cultivated. All the workers were super nice and we spoke to each other exclusively in Spanish, which was great to improve my skills. The work varied from day to day ...

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