Benefit from your stay in Costa Rica while adding a practical experience to your resume. Having worked abroad will make you stand out from the crowd! We can help you organize a tailor made volunteer experience /internship in the country where you can prove your flexibility, self-confidence and openness to different working environments. Internships and volunteer in Costa Rica are generally unpaid so they should not be seen as an employment rather than the unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience abroad that will pay out on the long term. Among our partners are well-known international and national companies, medium-sized and small Costa Rican enterprises, private and public institutions, non-profit organizations as well as governmental authorities. Placements are available year round throughout the country and have a minimum duration of 2 weeks. The placement process takes between 2 and 4 weeks. In urgent cases we can speed up the organization. The more time you give us the better we can adjust your volunteer / internship place to your personal needs. The placement fee is always $200 + the housing and food fee that varies depending on the projects. We also offer Spanish + Volunteer Combos, please ask for the fee..

Give back to society! Even though Costa Rica is one of the most developed countries in Latin America, social disparities are still very existent. Volunteering in Costa Rica  gives you the opportunity to do good for the underprivileged part of the Costa Rican population while improving your Spanish skills
We will be very happy to help you setting up a tailor-made volunteer placement in Costa Rica  for you. We partner with many social institutions in need of volunteers. Placements are done in clinics, orphanages, homeless home, kindergartens for families in social risk, turtle projects, national parks, or in any other institution in need of help.


Children Day Camps
Community Soup Kitchens
Children's Community Homes
Children’s Community Centers



Mitigating Pain Care Centers
Seniors Care Centers
Public Health Community Campaigns



Several different kind of projects in communities around the country.




Teaching English in Primary School

Teaching English to Teenagers (High School) and Local Adults.



National Parks and preserves
Dogs and Cats Shelter
Eco Communities
Turtles Projects
Zoo Projects


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Who We Are ?


Founded in 2003, Amistad Institute is an organization located in Heredia and Jaco Beach, Costa Rica. Amistad’s Founders have near 20 years experience in the language immersion and volunteer industry and collectively our National Office staff has experience in language training, volunteering for social development, non for profit administration, and tourism. All staff members have several years working with us, and understand the challenges that international students face while studying abroad. We are a team of experienced professionals who are passionate about offering Spanish language, volunteer and travel experiences in Costa Rica. Amistad offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for international students. Our Programs provide imagination, great experiences and the simple personal touch that everyone is looking for!.

Contact Info


Jaco Beach, Heredia, Costa Rica

Phone: +11- (506)

8834.5353 / 8867.4458