We propose an environmental volunteer program with social commitment, regardless age, gender and profession. All our programs are open to people who are interested in contributing with their knowledge and skills in activities of environmental education, research and conservation.

These activities can be done at protected areas and conservation sea turtle projects. 

Yearly 1,800 national and international volunteers participate in our conservation programs at national parks, beaches, forests or at our offices. All this effort makes conservation possible.

If you are a student or a professional you can fulfill your academic requirements, participating in our research projects doing your thesis, social work or personal interest research.

Find out below and choose which program you want to be part of!

Open to foreigners that wish to work at protected areas in Costa Rica. It could be at sea turtle conservation projects, schools, communities, or to learn Spanish. If you are a student or a professional you can fulfill your academic requirements.

Or maybe you are coming to Costa Rica to see the biological diversity we have as well as the beautiful scenery. Do it, you won’t regret it. But you can donate some of your holiday time to preserve the beauty you came to see. ASVO gives you this possibility. Check our project list and become one of our international volunteers.       


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Open to costaricans people that wish to work in active conservancy. You can work in protected areas, turtle conservation projects, schools and communities. Ask information about our different proyects.

Occasional volunteer program:
This category is assigned to Costa Rican citizens and permanent residents.

Costa Ricans are welcome to join us; it is possible for you to see the beauty of the country you live in. And maybe you will become one of our active members. If you have some time off at school or at your office, use it to contribute to the conservation of our national treasure.  If you are a student or a professional you can fulfill your academic requirements. Check out our project list and join us.

Permanent Volunteer program:
  • The permanent program is for people that are willing to commit to our conservation philosophy. We have four permanent units with different conservation strategies:
  • Control and Protection Unit (by its Spanish acronym UCP)
  • Research and Projection Unit (by its Spanish acronym UIP)
  • Environmental Education Unit (by its Spanish acronym UEA)
  • Volunteer Forestal Fire Brigade (by its Spanish acronym BRIF)


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ASVO is a non-governmental, self-managed and non-profit organization created by volunteers. The funding of the Association comes exclusively from donations and revenue from the international volunteer programs.
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