9352_261759990629494_1714452293_nFinca Carolina is a 23 hectare nature reserve and organic farm. The site is surrounded on one side a by a large tract of nationally protected forest (1,000 ha) and by a large (350 ha) private nature reserve on the other side of the pristine Ballena river. We grow a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables organically.

Volunteers learn about a wide variety of subjects including Permaculture, organic soil building methods, plant propagation, tropical fruit, plant identification, eco-tourism, medicinal plants, natural pest control, compost,  and alternative energy. It is also a great opportunity to practice your Spanish with the family who live at the Finca and through participating in community projects.

960020_261760020629491_1445503749_nParticipants work 30 hours per week in exchange for housing in our screened in wooden cabins, access to a kitchen, showers, bathrooms,  etc, and use of all the hiking trails. Finca Carolina does not have electricity, so bring a headlamp and leave the hair dryer behind. :) We charge $100 per week for volunteering at Finca Carolina. This includes lodging and three delicious home-cooked meals per day. We will also provide you with sheets and a towel.

971689_285197664952393_1028430494_nWork/trade can be arranged for volunteers with extensive skills, knowledge and ability to work independently and carry out specific tasks. The fees we collect help to keep our project and dream alive and pay the local workers who work hard at keeping Finca Carolina productive and beautiful. We are also highly active in our community. Volunteers help with all aspects of our operation including farm and garden work, light construction, and running our educational tourism business.

Click here to see our Volunteer Program




  1. Diego
    December 22, 2013

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    I would love to be part of the project

  2. margaux
    January 7, 2014

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    Hi I have a 2 years old son, and I was windering if yiu have the structures ti receive us, I want to learn as much as possible, if yiu have nanny care systeme , great so I cando more, if not I can manage with him, I can also give massage , cook ect…. but I m very mitivated as I would like to buy asap a lote to be substainable…. I m in san isidro del general not far :) , how much are the cost as volonteer and if not without…. thanks a lot for yiur infos

    • admin
      January 25, 2014

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      Hola margaux,
      We have a 14 months daughter, so for us would be great to have you here!
      I´ll send you an email with more info.

  3. Soledad
    January 25, 2014

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    Hi! we are a young 25 couple! Could we be here together? what should we do to be volunteers?

    • admin
      January 25, 2014

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      Hola Soledad,
      Te he enviado info sobre el programa de voluntariado al correo.

  4. Bárbara
    January 29, 2014

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    Buenos días, me gustaría recibir más información sobre este programa de voluntariado. ¡Muchas gracias y enhorabuena por vuestro trabajo!

  5. Andrea
    January 29, 2014

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    Buenas tardes! Me gustaría tener más información acerca el programa de voluntariado!


    • admin
      January 31, 2014

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      Hola Andrea!

      En breve te enviamos un correo con informacion y asi estamos en contacto.


  6. Miquel Cantallops
    February 4, 2014

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    Jo y mi pareja vamos a viajar a Costa Rica el mes de Abril. Estariamos interesados en participar durante 2 semanas en vuestro projecto. Trabajamos en temas ambientales y agricolas en España.
    Y estamos interesados en la permacultura.

    Nos gustaria recibir mas información sobre el voluntariado.


  7. paula
    February 14, 2014

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    Somos una pareja joven de 22 años y nos encantaría vivir esta experiencia, nosotros estamos muy interesados en estos temas y que mejor que vivirlo en primera persona para poder aprender.
    Me gustaria poder obtener toda la información , para poder ser voluntarios.
    Muchas gracias

  8. miguel
    February 24, 2014

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    hola, lo primero un saludo , me llamo Miguel tengo 58 años y tengo ganas de conocer Costa Rica y a la vez aprender sobre agricultura y jardineria en general (soy jardinero por la comunidad de Madrid), me gusttaria saber mas sobre el servicio de voluntario, tengo bastante tiempo disponible.
    Se algo de carpinteria , albañileria, fontaneria , ordenadores ….aprendiz de todo y maestro de nada.

    esperando vuestras noticias recibir un saludo de :

    Miguel (madrid)

  9. Gissela Galloso
    March 21, 2014

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    Hola soy de Perú y estaría muy interesada en la gran labor de voluntariado en la finca, estuve leyendo toda la información y me alegraría mucho formar parte del grupo de voluntarios y aportar todo lo que este a mi alcance en la comunidad y en la preservación del Bosque Natural y aprender sobre la Permacultura.

    Saludos Cordiales.

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