We focus on community oriented projects that actually make a difference for nature, animals & people in one of the world's most biodiverse and pristine jungles.
We offer personal and great service – We are a small non-profit organization, run mainly by founder and owner of GLV, Janina Schan, interns and volunteers, and dedicated project staff. Every volunteer is unique and different, and we work hard to make sure you’ll volunteer in a project that is worthwhile and fits your needs! Because we have a mixed team of Costa Ricans and Foreigners, who volunteer and live in Costa Rica themselves, we know exactly what you’re looking for and what questions you may have… and we can thus provide you with a great volunteer adventure abroad!
Volunteers can learn how to make and install solar panels while doing something great for a small rural community in Costa Rica. Volunteers will work in sustainable and organic farms, and will be part of a sustainable movement by contributing their know-how and physical work. Volunteers will help in establishing or maintaining dog and cat rescue projects. Volunteers can teach English and provide Environmental Education. Volunteers support the situation of families economically with their weekly fee payment. Volunteers can bring their special knowledge from their countries or professional backgrounds, and teach different skills or use their skills to help. Volunteers can also learn from Costa Ricans, not only the language, but how to live a more relaxed and laid back lifestyle. Life in Costa Rica is very different from our hectic modern lifes in large city. In Costa Rica, everything goes according to the “Pura Vida” vibe, which directly translated means Pure Life, but relates to just take things easy, enjoy yourself and relax!
Our next Solar Power Workshop in Costa Rica will be June 17th – July 1st 2017. Would you like to learn how to build Solar Panels from scratch and help install them on remote rural schools that don't have access to electricity? You as a participant will gain an understanding of the basic engineering principles of photovoltaic power during our theory lessons throughout the workshop. During our hands-on workshop part you'll learn how solar panels are built and maintained, assemble all the solar panel parts, install solar panels, and educate the community. You'll also receive some amazing guest-lectures on topics related to renewable energies in Costa Rica, and more in depth economic and solar power analysis.
For more information: http://www.glvolunteers.com/solarproject/