Coffee Farm Eco-Volunteer Projects in Costa Rica and Guatemala

Company : Maximo Nivel
Countries: Costa Rica / Guatemala
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Help local coffee growers in Costa Rica and Guatemala and learn sustainable coffee production from bean to cup.

Eco-Agriculture volunteers work in farming communities with coffee co-operatives focused on economic development and sustainable agriculture. All coffee is organic, shade grown, hand processed, and sun-dried.

Volunteers at the coffee co-operative may be asked to:

  • Plant and prune coffee trees, tends to the coffee tree nursery
  • Harvest and process coffee beans, roast, and package the final product
  • Fertilize the fields with organic matter (coffee husks)
  • Join reforestation efforts and supplemental agriculture projects
  • Do translations for Coffee Farm Tours
  • Repair coffee production equipment and assist with construction projects
  • Tend to the small farm animals
  • Assist with international marketing and sales of the coffee

Volunteers' roles may vary depending on seasonal needs, as well as their skills and abilities. The coffee harvesting season is from December until early March, but there is plenty of work year round. Participants are always supported by Maximo Nivel’s in-country coordinators but they are not on site at your project every day.​

Program Duration:

  • Minimum 1 week



  • At least 17 years of age
  • Flexible; Willing to do various tasks based on season and project needs
  • Healthy and physically prepared to do manual labor in a rural setting
  • Hard working, ready to do anything!
  • Responsible and safety minded
  • Spanish language skills are not required


Our fees include:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Host family / Dorm accommodations (shared room with half board)
  • Program and safety orientation
  • Walking tour
  • Official certificate of volunteer service
  • Emergency contact number 24/7
  • Program management
  • Free Tandem Conversation Program
  • Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
  • Free social activities
  • Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
  • Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week



  • 1 Week: from $710
  • 2 Weeks: from $1005
  • 3 Weeks: from $1260
  • 4 Weeks: from $1515
  • Additional Week: from $215

Start Dates

Every Monday.

Booking / Enquiry

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