Volunteer Program


Volunteers stay at the Wasteless World guesthouse on Colon Island. Here there is room for 6 volunteers at a time and if accommodation is not possible here, there are contacts with other locations. Because the location is close to the airport, you can easily find your way yourself, but it is also possible to be picked up by one of the team members.

Working Hours

The working days depend on the activities you will participate in. In a week you work on average 5 half days that you can schedule yourself. A working week consists of about 20 to 25 hours, so you have enough free time.

Free Time Activities

Wasteless World Guesthouse is about a 10-minute walk from Bocas Town. Here you can visit various restaurants and shops. It is also possible to rent a bicycle to explore the island. In addition to the jungle and mangroves, Isla Colon also has beautiful beaches to relax. You can also easily take a boat from this island to a neighboring island for a few dollars.

Free Activities on Bocas

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Surf
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • And more!

Paid Activities on Bocas

  • Horse riding
  • Jungle tours
  • Chocolate workshop
  • Ukulele lesson
  • Surf lesson
  • Visit surrounding islands by boat
  • Rent a bike
  • Sailing trip
  • Zip line
  • Botanical Plant Tour

Cost for Accommodations









What’s Included

  • Overnight stay at Seafront Guesthouse
  • Breakfast and Lunch from Mon-Fri
  • Use of snorkels, surfboards and kayak
  • Water, tea, coffee
  • Coordination and facilitation of volunteer projects
  • Access to WW events such as dive clean ups (must have open water license) and social gatherings
  • Unlimited WiFi at the accommodation
  • House cleaner once a week (not personal room)

What’s Not Included

  • Third party tours
  • Dinner and meals on weekends
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry service (washing machine available for free)
  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport costs on the island

Things to do in Bocas

  • Possibility to visit indigenous peoples
  • Discount on diving lessons / diving
  • Workshop sustainable product development (make a souvenir for yourself)
  • Discount at various shops and restaurants in the area
  • Opportunity to take Spanish classes