- Costa Rica
- Across Costa Rica
- Duration of Program
- 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
- Dates of Program
- Contact Organisation
- Both (group and independent)
- Age Restrictions
- 18 Years +
- Project Review
MICATZ' volunteer program in Costa Rica offers you unique opportunities to explore this great country while serving kids, poor communities, and women's groups. We invite you to join the Costa Rica volunteer Program, get free Spanish lessons, and a rich volunteer abroad experience. MICATZ’s partner NGO in Costa Rica requires volunteers NOW! MICATZ has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in teaching English, childcare work, healthcare and construction and renovation work in Costa Rica.
- Major Responsibilities
Costa Rica Volunteer Placement Descriptions
Teaching English: Teaching English to low-income communities in San Jose and surrounding areas is a rewarding project. Children, teenagers and young adults are very excited to practice their pronunciation and conversation skills with native speakers. Work varies but generally consists of providing tutoring to local students, setting up small workshops, assisting local teachers and organizing educational games and activities.
Childcare Work: The aim of our childcare program in Costa Rica is to provide individual attention and assistance to children from difficult backgrounds in Costa Rica. Volunteers will work in orphanages, community centers, daycare centers, schools, soup kitchens and kindergartens. Work varies but generally consists of providing individual attention, sharing affection with children, paying with children, organizing games and activities, educating children regarding hygiene and assisting with home work.
Healthcare: The healthcare system in Costa Rica is relatively well developed. However, the projects we work with always appreciate the extra assistance that volunteers bring through supporting local nurses and doctors. Our projects work with a number of local institutions. It is important that healthcare volunteers have realistic expectations with regard to the activities that they will get involved in.
- Cost/Program Fee
- USD 600 (2 Weeks) and USD 1500 (12 Weeks)
- What program fee Includes
- 24/7 support from MICA’ staff
- program marketing costs
- information pack, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs, and communication costs with volunteers
- airport pick up
- program supervision
- accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period
- in-country 24/7 support, and in-country administration costs
- airport drop off at the conclusion of your program
- travel insurance (recommended)
- vaccinations, souvenirs, trips or tours you do while in the country
- spending money
What's Not Included?
- Skills/ Qualifications
Volunteers DO NOT needs to be a qualified or experienced teacher. Medical students should understand that independence in medical projects will always be determined by: level of training and demonstrated expertise - Spanish level - age - personality and ability to take initiative - duration of program.
- Arrangements for Room/Food
Accommodation and Meals are provided. For details contact organisation.
- Application Process
Application process online. To apply please click on the link http://www.micatz.org/appProcess.html
- Any Missing Important Information
About Our Coordinators
Most of our coordinators run local level organizations and work hard to address local issues affecting the life of their communities. In addition to our international coordinators, we work directly with local schools, orphanages, development agencies, and community organizations. We strive to ensure each program meets the high standards of quality as expected and deserved by our volunteers.
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