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Volunteering With Costa Rica Children
The International Volunteer Travel partners with the Costa Rica government in the area of childrenâ€™s security and adoptions. International volunteers and interns will get the opportunity to volunteer abroad with children at church sponsored orphanages and government day care centers in this country, in Central America.
International Volunteer Duties: Participants volunteering with orphans in Latin America will assist in leading games and activities, songs and reading, helping teachers with materials, arts and crafts, and also assist in teaching English classes. Other duties include playing and helping the children with homework.Volunteers abroad in Costa Rica will also assist with maintenance of day care facilities, gardening and painting.
For more information about voluntary work with children
in Costa Rica, please read on, for information on another area of
overseas volunteer placement in Costa Rica, please click on a link
Volunteer With Wildlife
Nature Conservation/Eco-tourism Volunteer
Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
Other Costa Rica programs
Volunteer Application Process
International Volunteer Questions and Information
To access more information on any aspect of our Central American programs in Costa Rica please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteer Abroad with Orphans Program Highlights
Starting Dates: 2nd and 4th Monday of every Month
Airport Arrival: Day before starting date, preferably by 10:30AM
Transportation: Volunteering placements in Costa Rica are within walking distance of the host home. Volunteers abroad who choose to take a bus will pay about USD 0.35 for a days return trip.
Schedule: Monday to Friday, part time or full time, 8 AM to 12 Noon; 8 AM to 5 PM.
Age Limit: 18 and over if participating singly; 16 and above if part of a group.
Location: San Jose, Tres Rios, Santa Ana, San Pedro, TibÃ¡s, Guadalupe, and San Sebastian, etc.Accommodation and Meals: Costa Rica Volunteers with children stay with host families and are provided two local meals per day plus free laundry. Hostel accommodation can be arranged at extra cost.
Spanish Language Requirements
Working or basic knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended but not required. In Costa Rica. Skills can be acquired through our Survival Spanish Program for beginners or the Costa Rica Study Abroad Program.
Project Volunteer Fees: To view the fees for Costa Rica programs, please click here.
Free Volunteer Placement: If you are placed in San Jose and you sign up for this as well as the Spanish Study Abroad program, you will pay only for the Spanish language program; your volunteer or internship placement will be free.