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High School Volunteer Opportunities in Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

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As a high school volunteer abroad in Costa Rica, you’ll learn how to embrace pura vida.

What is pura vida?
The phrase “pura vida” (poo-rah vee-dah) has been popular among the Costa Ricans, or ticos as they’re called, for over 50 years now. Directly translated to English, pura vida means “pure life,” but the meaning for local people is far more significant: depending on the context, pura vida can mean “hello,” “everything’s good,” or “this is living!”

Pura vida means embracing optimism, waking up each day and appreciating life. You can know the definition, but you won’t truly feel it until you join a high school volunteer abroad adventure in Costa Rica!

Take a look at this Sample HSVA Itinerary - Orosi Valley, Costa Rica and see what sets our teen volunteer abroad programs apart from the rest.


Avg. Annual Temp.
Moderate / Subtropical
Local tempature
Volunteer in Costa Rica:Language in Cartago
National Food
Gallo Pinto
Volunteer Abroad in Cartogo Costa Rica and enjoy the amazing food
Volunteer in Costa Rica:Colon is the currency in Cartogo


Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Whether you're teaching the English alphabet, leading students in a song, or giving a math lesson, your service will support local youth and educators. Apply your passion to make an impact that will resonate for generations to come!

Nurturing future generations begins with a single lesson, a simple smile, or just a bit of extra attention. When you volunteer with child care centers, daycare centers, community centers, and other organizations, you are working towards strengthening a community's greatest asset: their children.

By trading stories with an elderly friend, serving meals, or lightening the burden of an administrator, your service will connect you to your new community in a very special way. By offering an elderly person attention and love, you’ll build bridges between cultures and across generations.

In many communities, individuals with disabilities face harsh social stigmas and are left with few resources. Work alongside our partner organizations to bring joy to the lives of people with disabilities as they strive to live each day to its fullest.

Hear what the community is saying about CCS!
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"Volunteers trust our students, respect their disability, but also recognize them as people who have their own goals and desires for the future. The impact has been very positive."

"CCS volunteers have helped us complete projects that would have otherwise been abandoned."

"Our community has learned so much about other cultures, and our own culture has been enriched as a result."

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