The  Asociación de Productores La Amistad (AsoProLA) was created in March 1997 by peasant families from the community of Altamira de Biolley. This association grew out of the international crisis of coffee prices, which created major economic, social and environmental problems in the Biolley district. It is for this reason that AsoProLA was born with the slogan of creating development alternatives for the communities surrounding the Biolley District, guaranteeing the conservation of the natural resources of the La Amistad International Park (PILA) and of the local communities.

Comprising 72 associates and more than 200 beneficiaries, our organization works on several productive activities to generate social, environmental and economic development.

The main objective of the project is to create development alternatives for families and communities surrounding PILA, while conserving natural resources.

Registration available: All year. 

Minimum stay: One week.


  • Aged 18 or over.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Basic knowledge of Spanish.
  • Contribute to the development of the community.
  • Adapt to the work schedule and participate in the scheduled activities.
  • You must have a medical travel insurance policy for the duration of your stay.
  • You must not use drugs, alcohol or cigarettes during your participation in the project.

About the work:

Some of the activities that the volunteers will carry out are coffee harvesting and coffee drying, nursery work, cleaning campaigns for solid waste collection, maintenance of trails, and gardening development.

 What about free time?

As a volunteer you will be assigned one free day each week, during which you may choose to:

  • Visit rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs
  • Hike on local farms or in La Amistad International Park
  • Go horseback riding

How much does it cost?

Please see below the rates per person expressed in US dollars:

$315 per week

*This amount covers accommodation, three meals per day and training. It does not cover the arrival and departure costs to/from the project, nor tours and other expenses.

* Ask for the daily rates and rates for stays longer than 30 days.

Important note: 

There is no ATM in the area, so you should make sure that you bring enough cash for the duration of your stay. Only a few establishments accept credit or debit cards.

Apply now!

Please complete the volunteer registration form and send it by email to at least 2 weeks before your arrival. You will receive a confirmation email, along with a Volunteer Orientation manual with detailed information on transportation, what to bring and what to expect.

The payment of the stay must be made before arriving. To pay, please use this secure link and select “Volunteer Program”. Please note that the payment of the first two weeks is not refundable.

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