Conservation/Research & Community Development
Work in local communities with children and families, supporting sustainable livelihoods while helping protect the delicate balance of nature by researching and monitoring endangered species and habitats. Past volunteers have been tasked with observing feeding behavior of spider monkeys, toucans and other tropical species.
Participate in beach patrols to protect the nests of leatherback, green and hawksbill sea turtles, while monitoring turtle egg hatcheries.
ISV volunteers also help support alternative sustainable tourism and income generation by participating in family home stays.
Changing Lives Since 2002
We began offering our unique volunteer abroad and adventure travel programs in 2002. Since then, over 40,000 participants have completed ISV’s amazing volunteer projects in conservation and community development.
Impact your world! Volunteer in Costa Rica with ISV. Learn why we are #1 for volunteer travel programs and action packed adventure.
ISV was selected as a TOP 10 Voluntary Service Organization by the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and was awarded ‘Outstanding Project of the Year’ from the World Youth and Student Travel (WYSTC).
+ hrs volunteering
+ student volunteers
Discover an enormous variety of landscapes, environments and animals as you work to make a difference in Costa Rica!
Be rewarded with smiles and laughter as you help to improve the quality of life for children and families in Costa Rica.