Raleigh Expedition is an international volunteering programme that has over 37 years experience of delivering safe, responsible, and life-changing programmes for 17–24-year-olds. You will work on sustainable development projects in remote communities and partner with host country volunteers to ensure long-lasting impact.
Expedition is an outdoor education, an opportunity to develop personally, enhance your employability and improve your academic performance when you get to university or college. The programme supports young people to develop essential teamwork, leadership, intercultural learning, and active citizenship skills and knowledge; the foundation for young people to fulfil their potential and become future leaders.
Come to one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, home to national parks, volcanoes, and stunning landscapes and work with the innovative young people of Costa Rica to preserve its natural resources and improve access to education.
On Expedition to Costa Rica, you will:
• Help conserve Costa Rica’s biodiversity and improve access to national parks by working with rangers on the environmental project.
• Build your skills on the adventure leadership trek. Challenge yourself and help lead your team through rainforests and up volcanoes on a variety of stunning routes that tourists don’t get access to.
• Work with local indigenous communities to improve access to education for some of Costa Rica’s most marginalised/disadvantaged children by improving educational infrastructure.
We run 4, 7 and 10-week Expeditions to Costa Rica in Spring, Summer and Autumn. You can find all of our dates here: https://raleighinternational.org/volunteer/#date
Take a look at Raleigh International’s website for more information or attend one of our Expedition information events to find out more about the programme and the impact you could make volunteering overseas. Or if you’re ready to take action apply now!
This programme would be suitable for the Residential section of your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.