Local School Supporter

founded in 2004
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Coordinator | Jenny
Coordinator | Jenny
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Help out at the only classified rural institution in the entire area of Escazu.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

In Costa Rica it is known that for local, rural schools the Ministry of Education does very little to of help due to low enrollment. It is for this reason that these schools are in need of motivated and ambitious volunteers.

These schools have many needs, some of them resulting in the lack of support they are receiving from the Government, hence there are many ways in which the school can be helped and supported

Amongst others, our goals for this project and its school are to create an area of ​​4m x 4m that needs to be constructed so students with learning disabilities can attend the school with their own facilities for learning and moving. Furthermore, the school is in need of sports equipment such as footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, skipping/jump ropes and plastic cones. For this we need to organise and hold fundraisers. As well as we need financial support for sports equipment, the dining room is in need of new tables and chairs as the children have outgrown them and the quality since has deteriorated. 

The program is located in Escazu town and in Guanacaste Area, at a 5 minutes walk from the beach.

Typical day

Volunteers will assist in many tasks depending on their skills and the necessity at their time of stay:

  • serving food and cleaning the kitchen
  • playing games, 
  • helping with homework and supporting social workers or teachers on their jobs. 
  • Teaching English
  • Changing pampers
  • Reading books
  • Assistant the teacher
  • organising Fundraisers

Free-time activities

During your free time there are many things that you can do and/or visit.

To name just a few:

  • Surf Lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • tours by the city of San Jose
  • hiking to Volcanos
  • Beaches
  • National Parks
  • rental car for the weekends
  • cook lessons

If you are interested, we can help with reservations, etc.

Water Sports


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 Spanish (basic level) or English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
police certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Likes to work with kids, senior people
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Volunteer Now Costa Rica

accommodation and food & drink is included in the fees, Not include internal transport.


The Accommodations come with 3 meals, laundry, wifi, and cable tv.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

The food consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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.
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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$210 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteer Now Costa Rica 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 Volunteer Now Costa Rica during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Why book with Volunteer World

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We refund your fees if Volunteer Now Costa Rica cancels your trip
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All program fees are charged directly by Volunteer Now Costa Rica.

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Local School Supporter

Help out at the only classified rural institution in the entire area of Escazu.


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