Support a local Organic Coffee Farm

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Help local coffee growers and learn sustainable coffee production from bean to cup. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+

Eco-Agriculture projects are located high in the cloud forest, surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains and near the famous cloud forest of Monteverde. Volunteers work directly with a coffee-farming community to support the families in their daily activities. This includes all aspects of the coffee growing process from planting to roasting, and sometimes working with the final product. Activities may vary depending on the season, as coffee harvesting is from December until early February​, but there is plenty of interesting work to do all year round.

Volunteers at Eco-Agriculture projects may be asked to:

  • Harvest and process coffee beans
  • Tend to the coffee tree nursery
  • Plant and prune coffee trees
  • Package and market the coffee
  • Assist with reforestation projects
  • Support supplemental agriculture projects

Participants are always supported by Maximo Nivel’s in-country coordinators but they are not on site at the project. Volunteers work directly with the Spanish-speaking project director and his or her assistants.

The program begins with 1-2 days in San José where volunteers receive an orientation and information about their trip to the project site. At the project site volunteers are housed with one of six families that we work with among the 26 that live on this particular land. These families have comfortable accommodations that include warm showers. Access to ATMs, grocery stores and other common conveniences will require a 15-20 minute taxi ride. 

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 4-6 hours per day, Monday to Friday, in the morning or in the afternoon. If there is additional need for assistance volunteers may work on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Free-time activities

During their free time volunteers can find plenty of outdoor and adventure activities to take part in including hiking, ATV tours, ziplining, and bungee jumping. Within San José, they can take a city tour, see shows at the National Theatre, visit the central market, and go zip-lining. Our local staff also posts a monthly events calendar to let them know of the activities going on around the InstituteOutside of San José, they can hike up volcanoes, go whitewater rafting, and take a trip to the Pacific or Caribbean coasts. There are so many options and our staff is well-acquainted with the area to help advise on the must-see places. Tours and trips can also be easily booked through our on-site travel partner.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requi­sitos

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 English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Servicios incluidos

Services by Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family / Dorm accommodations (shared room with half board in San José and full board at the project site)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management

While in San José:

- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Airport pick up in San José and public bus transportation to and from the project and San José at the beginning and end of the program are included. Volunteers find our representative outside the airport brining a yellow flag with a smiley face on it.

Accommodation

For the first couple days volunteers stay in San José to receive the orientation. In San José, they in a traditional family-stay where you they are placed with a pre-approved middle class Costa Rican family. Breakfast and dinner are included in their home stay. At the Eco-Agriculture project, they also stay in a traditional family-stay which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

Food & Beverages

The first 2 days in San José volunteers have 2 meals included (breakfast and dinner), while at the coffee project they have full board with 3 meals/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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. 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.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every Monday, all year round. Public bus transportation to and from San José and the project location at the beginning and end of the program is included. The taxi ride to and from the bus station and the host family at the beginning and end of your project is also included.

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)
$1.225
3 weeks
$1.600
4 weeks
$1.945
5 weeks
$2.225
6 weeks
$2.505
7 weeks
$2.785
8 weeks
$3.065
9 weeks
$3.345
10 weeks
$3.625
11 weeks
$3.905
12 weeks
$4.185
13 weeks
$4.465
14 weeks
$4.745
15 weeks
$5.025
16 weeks
$5.305
17 weeks
$5.585
18 weeks
$5.865
19 weeks
$6.145
20 weeks
$6.425
21 weeks
$6.705
22 weeks
$6.985
23 weeks
$7.265
24 weeks
$7.545
25 weeks
$7.825
26 weeks
$8.105
27 weeks
$8.385
28 weeks
$8.665
29 weeks
$8.945
30 weeks
$9.225
31 weeks
$9.505
32 weeks
$9.785
33 weeks
$10.065
34 weeks
$10.345
35 weeks
$10.625
36 weeks
$10.905
37 weeks
$11.185
38 weeks
$11.465
39 weeks
$11.745
40 weeks
$12.025
41 weeks
$12.305
42 weeks
$12.585
43 weeks
$12.865
44 weeks
$13.145
45 weeks
$13.425
46 weeks
$13.705
47 weeks
$13.985
48 weeks
$14.265
49 weeks
$14.545
50 weeks (max. stay)
$14.825
Average fees
$455 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. Maximo Nivel le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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 Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Support a local Organic Coffee Farm

Help local coffee growers and learn sustainable coffee production from bean to cup.

$455/week

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