Raleigh International - Costa Rica

Two countries, one expedition!

There are a number of roles available in Costa Rica and Nicaragua for career breakers.

If you choose a project-based role, you'll be working directly with young people as a volunteer manager. You could:

  • Work on an environmental project, helping to protect Costa Rica’s national parks
  • Raise awareness of hygiene issues and provide access to safe water and sanitation to local people on a community project in Nicaragua
  • Trek from one side of Costa Rica to the other on the adventure phase.

Project roles include:

  • Project managers
  • Spanish interpreters
  • Adventure project managers (must be Mountain Leader qualified or have extensive experience in trekking or other outdoor activities)
  • Medics (doctors, nurses and paramedics who must have at least two years post-qualification experience)

There are also office-based roles available in the expedition fieldbase, Raleigh's local headquarters. You will be part of a team which includes permanent staff. You will also get a chance to visit the project sites during your expedition.

Fieldbase roles include:

  • Administrators
  • Communications officers
  • Logistics coordinators (no previous logistics experience required)
  • Photographers 


Raleigh are now recruiting volunteer managers for the 8- and 13-week programmes running from January 2017.

You can contact Raleigh directly to discuss which role best suits your skills, experience and interests. Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed a meaningful and unforgettable career break!

Start dates
January to April and September
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
8 or 13 weeks (including in-country training at the beginning of the expedition).
From £1,750 to £2,350 depending on time of year
What's included?
pre-departure support, in-country support, orientation, accommodation, all meals.
Medical insurance, training