Construction Costa Rica

You will be giving your time to the community to help maintain buildings such as schools and retirement homes, as well as recycling gardens and sports fields.

Many local government and community projects are in need of help to maintain buildings and gardens and to build new facilities. Depending on funding, you may even be involved in bio-gardening projects, biogas projects, and river or beach cleaning. Some of what you do will cross over with the activities of participants on other projects.


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Program Description

Our project has received the full support of the local government and Educational Supervisor, which has granted us access to numerous schools and community buildings across the area. In addition, we have established partnerships with various environmental projects that welcome workers when their funds allow for projects to begin. Our goal is to remain adaptable to the needs of the community by undertaking a range of tasks such as painting and maintaining buildings, providing assistance with construction work, preserving green areas, and lending a helping hand to local agronomy and environmental projects. If you plan to stay for more than a week, you can anticipate a diverse workload that will keep you engaged and challenged.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The primary objective is to extend practical support and aid to the community residing in the nearby areas. This assistance will be offered wherever it is required, with the aim of contributing to the betterment of the community. Additionally, the organization also endeavors to promote cultural exchange and understanding between different groups of people. This will help to create a more inclusive and harmonious environment, where individuals from diverse backgrounds can come together and learn from each other.


Monday to Friday

Your workload will vary depending on the project, and you may not be at the same site all day. You can expect to work for 3-6 hours as manual work in Costa Rica is demanding, due to the humidity. You will have lunch either on or near the site or at the centre, and you can expect to be away from the centre between 07:00 in the morning and approximately 16:30, depending on your schedule, giving you plenty of time to immerse yourself in the project and to get to know other participants and local contributors.

When confirming your dates, please take note of the Public Holidays in the Holidays section. There may be disruption to the projects on Public Holidays.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                –

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements.

Additional Equipment

  • Sturdy boots
  • Long trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Work gloves