El Centro Verde provides an excellent opportunity to combine work, study and adventure, close to the beach. ECV volunteers and interns are immersed in the daily activities of small farm life in the tropics. Volunteers/interns have the opportunity to participate in ongoing projects at ECV including:
Additionally, interns may develop projects related to their individual areas of interest which are congruent with ECV’s mission. Independent study credits may be arranged.
During downtime, ECV volunteers/interns are free to enjoy area activities at their own cost. Activities include snorkelling, surfing, horseback riding, zip-line canopy and sea turtle nesting tours.
Short Term Volunteer (Staying less than 1 month) - $75/week
Long Term Volunteer (Intern - Staying more than 1 month) - $200/month
Costs include accommodations in a rustic forest cabin, access to the ECV tools/library, and instruction by ECV Director and ecologist, Tom Peifer.
ECV provides sheets for cabin bunks, hand laundry facilities, and basic cooking tools and utensils. Meals are not included in the program cost at ECV. Most volunteers spend between $35-45 on food per week.
Program costs must be paid in US dollars or local colones upon arrival at ECV.
6:00-11:00 Garden, Nursery, Forest Work/Activities
2:30-5:00 Garden, Nursery, Forest Work/Activities
This schedule applies to Monday-Friday and a half-day on Saturday.