Family, couple, friends, solo traveler... Everyone is welcome from children to the elderly, each hand is a great support to the project. From a few days to a few months, there is no minimum period to come and help here, and we are open all year! Volunteers are a great force of the farm that we value very much. Over the years, the farm has greatly improved thanks to the support of volunteers coming from all around the world.
Thanks to this volunteer program, you will experience the daily life on a farm and share beautiful moments with locals and other travelers from different countries.
Here are some examples of activities you can do during your time with us:
-Learn about permaculture and organic agriculture in our organic gardens (sowing, watering, weeding, building terraces, harvesting ...),
-Participate in the creation and use of compost,
-Understand the use of natural and local resources,
-Use the medicinal plants of our garden,
-Interact with farm animals (horses, goats, goats, chickens, roosters, ducks, dogs),
-Discover how to cook typical dishes with our 100% costarrican cooks,
-Create products with the resources of the farm (you can learn the process to make a goat cheese, cut and dry leaves of the medicinal garden to make infusions ...)
You can also participate in the activities organized on the farm such as campfires, board games nights, or movie nights. On Saturdays we go to the local farmers market to buy the fruit and vegetables that we do not have on the farm and you are welcome if you want to get together to try some delicious empanadas, juices, coconut water and other things!
If you would like to receive a yoga class or a Thai massage it is also possible for an additional cost to be arranged together.
Volunteering on the farm is a really positive experience. And the best moments are those of the meals we share all together (volunteers, residents, guests ...) in a very warm and familiar atmosphere.
To see more pictures of the environment of the farm and the activities of the volunteers : GALLERY
We usually work from Monday to Friday with this schedule:
10-10:30AM Juice break
12-2PM Lunch and time to rest
4-6PM Free time
6PM Diner and free time
The schedule may change depending on the weather, the level of effort required by the job, the level of fatigue ... We are flexible and know how to listen to people's needs.
The weekends are off to rest, enjoy the farm or discover the sites of interest around the farm. We can advise you where to go and we have a catalog of the activities that can be done near the farm that we can always show you.
The cost of the program is $25/day for internationals. We offer a reduced price for people who want to stay a month and more.
The cost of the program covers guided work on the farm, lodging and the 3 delicious and vegetarian meals per day (weekends included). This money is a great help for the farm (remember that it is a non-profit association) to improve facilities, support local workers, create new projects ...
In exchange for that, you also gain a beautiful human experience, new knowledge in the areas of the farm, the possibility of sharing with people from various countries and improving your Spanish with the locals.
Although knowledge of Spanish is not required, it is an advantage for volunteers to study Spanish to communicate with the local people who work on the farm. That is why we offer Spanish classes for an additional cost if you are interested in including classes during your volunteer time.