Construction and Renovation

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founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
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Coordinator | Diego
Coordinator | Diego
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High­lights

Work in a fun and relaxed environment.
Hands on work while helping low income individuals.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture.
Meet other volunteers from around the world.
Improve your Spanish through total immersion
Help build and renovate low income housing, schools and community centers. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Are you handy? Volunteer in construction in Costa Rica and get your hands dirty by building and renovating in low-income communities.

As a volunteer in Costa Rica, you will be building or renovating schools, community centers and houses in impoverished communities. If you have experience in construction you will be assigned specific tasks, but if you don’t you will be assisting staff or more experienced volunteers in the project.

The construction program in Costa Rica is great for people who like working in teams and like manual tasks. As a volunteer in construction, you could be painting, mixing cement, laying bricks, cutting wood, moving earth, drilling and more. You don’t need to have previous experience, but if you know construction or renovation it certainly helps. If you have any specific skills related to construction let us know so we can add a note on your previous experience.

The specific work varies depending on the priorities at the moment you arrive, and what is being built or renovated at the moment.

Most of the work is outdoors and requires volunteers to be somewhat physically fit and being able to cope with dusty and sunny conditions regularly.

Typical day

  • 7 am : breakfast with host family
  • 7:30 am: walk to project
  • 8am : meet with project staff to oversee daily tasks
  • 1pm: lunch time
  • 4pm: Project work time ends
  • 7 pm: Dinner with host family

Free-time activities

San Ramon is centrally located to various places like la Fortuna or Monteverde. Also many hikes are available around San Ramon.

Gyms and various sporting centers are also available.


Hiking
Sports
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.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV, Application form and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Must be reasonably fit
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience

  • Accommodation: Host family, in private room with two meals per day.
  • Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement.
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Airport pickup provided. Airport return not included in pricing.

Accommodation

Host family lodging with two meals per day.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Two meals per day. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Other types of diet may require participant to cook for him/herself.

Internet Access
Good 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

Every Sunday Except for December and January.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 10 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1,198
4 weeks
$1,349
5 weeks
$1,581
6 weeks
$1,773
7 weeks
$1,964
8 weeks
$2,156
10 weeks (max. stay)
$2,539
Average fees
$327 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Integrated Learning Experience 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Construction and Renovation

Help build and renovate low income housing, schools and community centers.

$327/week

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