Travel to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast to join this community project volunteering to help disadvantaged children. You will live and work in Quepos, a short bus ride from the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and beach, where we work on an extra-curricular program focusing on childhood development, life skills, and conservation education.
Volunteers will be supporting local schools and communities, with a variety of activities depending on the community and local school requirements. Activities include lesson planning, life skills, environmental conservation, arts and crafts, construction, gardening, music, etc.
This programme provides you with an excellent opportunity to learn a new language and work with children at the same time. In the communities where our projects are based, you will be expected to make an effort to speak Spanish in order to communicate. A basic level of Spanish is required to effectively communicate with children and local community members. Speak to your Country Expert about fully preparing you for life on the programme by adding on group/1-on-1 Spanish lessons to your programme cost. We also strongly recommend that you start learning early in order to get the most out of your volunteering experience.
This project was developed in partnership with the local community in Quepos. Due to increased tourism in this region of Costa Rica, knowledge of the English language can significantly improve opportunities for local people. The individual attention you will give children can significantly improve the quality of their education, one of the most powerful tools in fighting poverty. The main aim of this project is to empower the children and ensure they gain basic and advanced skills to improve their quality of life.