Monteverde Roots: Service, Internships, Education

Monteverde Roots

Student volunteer interns and a day of building together.

Our Monteverde Roots Programs meet you where you are. We match up your interests, skills, time frame and budget, and we customize programs that will work for you and for the park. Together we can create personalized and mutually impactful projects! 

Only have a few hours but want to offer a helping hand? Join us for Community Service in the Park (see below).

Want an immersive educational/cultural experience so you can make a difference? See EcoPaz Internships & Education (below).

"Monteverde Roots represents the interchange of people and nature that anchor and provide the lifeline for the park; like the roots of a plant, we hope this interchange can gather and deliver what we need to create new ideas, energy, and actions for a thriving community." 

Liz Wilson, co-founder

Community Service in the Park

Family with seedlings and shovel participating in Plant and Play reforestation program at Parque EcoPaz with staff member.

Add an element of Community Service to your travels and make your trip to Monteverde that much more meaningful and unique. Work side by side with our enthusiastic local staff on projects in reforestation, landscape design, community gardening, construction, trail building, & more...

We can put you to good work (and play) in the park. 

Tons to do and tons o' fun!

1 hour, 1/2 day, full day experiences

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All ages and abilities

Donation-based programs 

Contact Us to figure out and schedule the right activity for you or your group, or just show up and see what’s possible! 

EcoPaz Internships & Education

students, volunteers, internships, environmental education, community service

 Come dig deeper at Parque EcoPaz through experiential learning and impactful doing inside the Cloud Forest. We welcome students for internships that build on existing park projects or represent a personal interest or research area that overlaps our broad scope of work (see Blog and About Us). For teachers, we offer a unique classroom in the Cloud Forest, logistical support, and educational partnership. 

Programs from 1 week up to 1 month

18 years and older if unaccompanied

14 years and older if accompanied by an adult/teacher

Fee-based programs

Homestays and/or language classes for full cultural immersion. Please Contact Us to explore your Monteverde Roots! 

Get Your Hands Dirty

Volunteer intern  at Parque EcoPaz with wheelbarrow and shovel working with cement.


We can help you craft an internship tailored to your interests.  Live with a Costa Rican family. Practice your Spanish. 

Class in the Cloud Forest

Student volunteers planting seedlings for reforestation program at Parque Ecopaz.


Best field trip ever! Hands-on teaching and learning in a fantastic laboratory. We collaborate with community organizations to expand your educational access.  

Plant and Play

Visitors planting a tree in Parque EcoPaz. Plant and Play reforestation program.

Families/Couples/Solo Travelers

Help us rebuild our forest! We have the tools & the talk; you bring the hands & heart for the simple, powerful act of planting a tree.

Local Flavor

Visiting student group playing volleyball at Parque EcoPaz.

Tour Leaders/Groups

Support the local community park and show your groups some Costa Rican fun: a pick-up game, salsa dancing, grass boarding, and more! 

Once in a Life-Team Experience

Women's soccer team players sponsored by Parque EcoPaz.

Sports Teams

Build team spirit! Doing good and having fun together is a strong  bonding experience. Facilities for practices and trip planning support available.  

Direct Impact

Sunset at Parque EcoPaz with visiting student group.

You Can Make a Difference

Seeking people who care for our planet, who want to dig into permaculture, and are willing to work, learn, teach, and play to support local and global community-building.