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Volunteer
Learning
Programs

We are excited that you are interested in our project. Finca Soley is a place for you to develop, learn and explore new things. Here you will find a natural horsemanship & baroque art of riding trainings facility, a Spanish language school, a free school for the neighborhood kids, English lessons for locals, a wood workshop, loads of fruit trees, organic veggie gardens and farm animals. We are welcoming people who like to get involved into our daily farm life and are interested in making new experiences and exploring new ways of life. In addition, you can learn new skills like Natural Horsemanship, gardening or woodwork, improve your foreign languages or even learn a new one.

Welcome

 
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Horse

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Join the horse volunteer team at Finca Soley and dive into a full hands on learning experience. As one of our horse volunteers you will learn everything around horses, training and riding:

  •         hoof care,

  •         barefoot trimming,

  •         equine massages,

  •         Natural Horsemanship training,  

  •         lunging,

  •         classical training,

  •         positive reinforcement,

  •         hike with horses,

  •         seat lesson,

  •         Riding with finest aids, using your energy, breath and  focus.

 

You will help with all jobs around the horses like: mucking, feeding, grooming, hoof care and moving the herd from and to pastures, tack cleaning, arena maintenance and preparing horses for lessons. You will be assigned one or more horses to care for and help with their daily care and their training.  Depending on the length of your stay and the skills you bring with you, you might get the opportunity to help with the training of a young or a rehabilitation horse.

Please consider that training will be on the ground and riding. Depending the skills particitpants bring more riding can be included. If you have time to stay longer you will learn more. 

You can choose to combine this program with a Spanish course OR help during 2 afternoons with projects around the farm like: building, gardening, fruit harvest etc.

On the weekends you have time to explore the area or take a trip to the beach. Please see our Tours & Activities section to see the nature, culture and other tour options that are available. 

You will be accomodated in our volunteer house Casa India in a shared room. Couple and semi private options available. 

Arrival is every Sunday. 

first week 630$ US

every following week 550$ US

long term prices avaideble

 

Farm

FARM & BUILDING PROGRAM

Hands on working in our veggie gardens, fruit tree  care, animal care, milking a cow, making cheese, bread etc. fences, building projects, art projects....there is so much to do and we are excited to welcome people who like to get their hands dirty, like to do meaningful things and enjoy the community lifestyle at Finca Soley. 

You will be working the mornings alongside Milton and learn everythings about building, organic gardening, permaculture, fruit trees, composting etc. 

 

In the afternoon you can join the Spanish course for 3x2 hr per week or take time to relax and soak in the peace of Finca Soley. 

 

On the weekends you have time to explore the area or take a trip to the beach. Please see our Tours & Activities section to see the nature, culture and other tour options that are available. 

 

You will be accomodated in our volunteer house Casa India in a shared room. Couple and semi private options available.

 

Arrival is every Sunday. 

first week 260$ US

every following week 180$ US

long term prices avaideble

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Finca Soley

COMBINATION PROGRAM

To enjoy a great variety of activities and immerse in all aspects of the Finca Soley programs choose our "Finca Soley" volunteer position. Activities are spread over the horse, farm and social programs.

The first week you receive a full instruction within our horse learning program. The following weeks you will be 2 days joining  the horse volunteer team and the other 3 days you join a variety of activties like: teach English to the local kids, help the farm & building volunteer team and help with the sustaible projects around our farm. This program includes a weekly Spanish course and the other afternoons you have time to relax, take a tour or practice with your project horse by yourself. You can also book an intensive Spanish course additionaly.

Minimum stay is 4 weeks for this program.

 

You will be accomodated in our volunteer house Casa India in a shared room. Couple and semi private options available.

 

Arrival is every Sunday. 

 

Please download our info pdf to learn more about this program and see the prices. 

4 weeks 1890$ US

every following week 420$ US

long term prices avaideble

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INTERNSHIP
Head-Volunteer Position: You are older than 21, have excellent riding skills and are willing to commit to our orga team for a minimum of 3 months? Contact us for more info on our head-volunteer position!
 

all levels

available!

Pick the option "Spanish Course" in the application form.

SPANISH COURSE

Our Spanish classes in small group adapt to all levels. Learn how to speak a new language does open new worlds. 

130$

1 week

3x 2 hours 

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"I stayed almost 3 months at Isa‘s and Milton‘s farm as a volunteer and I loved it. The family is super nice and welcoming. Already after a short time I felt like a part of the farm and team - exactly what I was hoping for. You can see and feel how much love and passion the family has for their farm, animals and work. I learned a lot from them! I was already riding horses for years before I got there and Isa’s amazing partnership with the horses showed and taught me a lot of new things. I love her way of working with the horses and thinking about the horses. I’m glad I got to learn from her! You can do many things around the farm to explore a little bit more of Costa Rica but they’re also very helpful and flexible if you wanna take some time off to visit some places further away. I can only recommend with all my heart a stay at Finca Soley! Im definetely gonna visit them again eventually.

Viviane from Switzerland, Horse Volunteer Programm in 2021