Leave Your Bubble, Change the World

Costa Rica Awaits

Visit Our Community, Restore Our Planet

Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Come Serve in the Cloud Forest

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Green Communities hosts volunteer groups from around the world to engage in sustainable development projects with locals in four communities in the Los Santos region of Costa Rica. From the moment our groups arrive in the country to the minute they depart, our team provides them with all the logistics, security and tour arrangements they need to have a meaningful, authentic service and immersion experience. We host student groups from the middle school, high school and university levels, as well as families and corporate groups. Our projects range from permaculture to organic coffee farming to innovative recycling programs to workshops for our schoolchildren. Due to the high cost of materials and the locals’ time away from their daily work, these projects are only made possible by volunteers. We provide you with all you need for a life-changing experience, including lodging, staff, meals, transportation, activities and excursions; and you provide us with a commitment to make the world a better place.


Our mission is two-fold: to restore the planet to a more livable state and to bring different cultures together. Located up in the mountains along the Pan-American Highway, south of San Jose where much of our world famous coffee is grown, Los Santos is part cloud forest, part rain forest. This pristine wilderness, and our ability to continue to produce coffee in it, are under constant threat from conventional farming practices and global warming. In an effort to return our Earth to a more livable state, and to preserve our local land for future generations, we have banded together with environmentally conscious community members as well as volunteer groups from across the globe. We know that with the involvement of so many passionate people, and the impact that our projects have, we will reverse the effects of global warming, preserve the Los Santos region, and break down cultural barriers. You are the missing piece we need to realize this dream.


There are many ways you can sign up to participate in a Green Communities program. If you are a group representative from a school, club or corporate organization, you can arrange to participate in one of our standard programs or work with us to customize a program to fit your needs. Simply click here to fill out a group interest form or contact us to let us know some basic information about your group and when you would like to come serve with us. If you are an individual or a few friends not affiliated with a school or official group, please fill out this individual interest form to let us know which one of our programs you’re looking for and when you would like to come.

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