Children and Youth Centre Supporter

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

New opportunities for disadvantaged children
Get to know other realities where your help generates change.
Teach and learn in a country full of nature
Live a unique experience with children from Costa Rica.
Be the change you want to see in the world
The idea is to bring love, care and help to the centre where children and young people at risk of social exclusion have access to food, education and learning. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
One of the objectives is to help and work with the aim of giving more personalised attention to the young people and children of the community so that they can broaden their knowledge and develop their skills.

Volunteers support the following activities with the children and young people who come to the centre. Some of these are:
  • Food support
  • Workshops on values
  • Basic education
  • Educational games
  • Help and care
Every volunteer must have the ability to empathize, as they work and live with children living in difficult situations or poverty. 
You can also teach English:
  • Teach English classes, where you will have to create dynamic and educational activities, which facilitate the learning of children and young people.
  • Assist the English teacher in classes.
  • Lead conversation groups or groups of local people who want to improve their English fluency.
  • Organise English classes. (in this activity you will be supported by the local coordinator).
  • Basic teaching of any subject, talks and initiatives.
The volunteer is not required to be an expert or have a specialism in the field of education or childcare, just a desire to help is more than welcome.

Typical day

In the morning we have breakfast at the volunteer's house, we share the same house of those who go to the animal project. 
Then with the companions we will go to the centre for disadvantaged children where we will carry out the activities. 
Once finished we will have lunch at the centre, we will have some time to rest, take a nap or go to the swimming pool of the volunteer's house. Then you can be with animals and companions or decide to go shopping.


Volunteers usually start their support at 9:00 in the morning and finish around 3:00 in the afternoon.

The activities may vary according to the needs that are generated in the project.

Free-time activities

Monteverde
The Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most incredible ecosystems in Costa Rica.

Talamanca and the Bribrí Indian Refuge
The Bribrí indigenous refuge is one of the most numerous in Costa Rica and is located in the province of Puntarenas.

Arenal Volcano and Arenal National Park
You can relax in the natural hot springs.  They are the result of underground water courses and magma from the Arenal Volcano, one of the 5 active volcanoes in Costa Rica.

Tortuguero
80 kilometres north of Limón, there are beautiful rivers and forests and you can also see amazing endangered sea turtles such as the green turtle and the leatherback turtle.

Puerto Viejo (Caribbean)
If you like water sports such as surfing, don't miss Playa Negra.  As its name suggests, the sand has a dark colour.

Manuel Antonio and the national parks 
Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's best known national parks. The country is almost entirely made up of reserves and parks. 
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Commitment to project work, Good conduct and being respectful of the people you are working with and the community, Being aware of the culture and customs of the country you are working in. at Basic studies level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
It is very important that you are a creative person to work with children in somewhat difficult environments.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Welcome and pick-up at the airport
  • Accommodation during your volunteering
  • 3 meals while volunteering
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Follow-up, orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of your volunteering
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Liability insurance for your activity
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport
The meeting point on arrival in Costa Rica is at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
Pick up time is from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. If you arrive outside these hours.
Accommodation
All volunteers assisting the project in the children and youth centre live on the premises of the animal project.
  • The accommodation will provide you with 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).  
  • You will have access to the common areas.
  • Room with shared bathroom in the house.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Accommodation will provide you with 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).  

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round.
You can arrive any day of the year, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the centre where you will be given an orientation and induction.
  • The meeting point on arrival in Costa Rica is at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
  • Pick up time is from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. If you arrive outside these hours.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,469
6 weeks
$2,040
8 weeks
$2,611
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,754
Average fees
$340 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Children and Youth Centre Supporter

The idea is to bring love, care and help to the centre where children and young people at risk of social exclusion have access to food, education and learning.

$333/week

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