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Public School Supporter In Escazu Town

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4 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Great 4.4  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • The experience to teach English to the childrens in the rural school, working with the teachers
  • To learn Spanish because the stay is with local families
  • To help the community of Camaronal
  • To participate in differents activities of the Community
  • Visit the best beaches of Costa Rica

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples

About the program

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

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 ...

About the program

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 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 ...

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

Typical Day:

7:00am Breakfast

8:30am-11:00am Work (General Tasks and side

projects)

11:00am - 1:30pm Free Time

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm Work (General Tasks and side

projects)

3:00 Free time for the rest of the day

6:00pm Dinner


Free-time activities

Beyond the adventure: While other programs offer stunning sunsets and rainforest hikes, ours goes beyond the typical itinerary. Jenny, your dedicated program leader, weaves in personalized touches and meticulous attention to detail, crafting an experience tailored just for you so you can feel part ...

Free-time activities

Beyond the adventure: While other programs offer stunning sunsets and rainforest hikes, ours goes beyond the typical itinerary. Jenny, your dedicated program leader, weaves in personalized touches and meticulous attention to detail, crafting an experience tailored just for you so you can feel part of a true costa rican family. Additional to the volunteer, you can ask Jenny to set you up differentiated adventures from bespoke tours to surprise picnics under hidden waterfalls to hand-picked accommodations reflecting your preferences, everything is curated to exceed your expectations. Prepare to be pampered, surprised, and utterly captivated by Costa Rica's magic, all under Jenny's attentive care.

Listen to what past participants say:

1. Our return trip was good.  We had a great and wonderful experience volunteering in Costa Rica and with you. Thank you for being such a great host and making our stay so memorable. Take care! Maria B

2. Hola Doña Jenny, acabo de aterrizar en Munich y le quería exprimir lo agradecida que estoy por todo lo que ha hecho por mi💛usted me cuido como una hija y eso es algo que he apreciado muchísimo, siempre atenta a mis necesidades y bienestar, además de mi seguridad ☀️ Disfruté muchísimo de las actividades y de las personas que encontré en este viaje : Maria, Italia , Marzo 2023

Hello Mrs. Jenny, I just landed in Munich and I wanted to express how grateful I am for everything you have done for me💛you take care of me like a daughter and that is something that I have greatly appreciated, you are always attentive to my needs and well-being, in addition of my safety ☀️ I really enjoyed the activities and the people I met on this trip: Maria, Italy, March 2023

Hallo Frau Jenny, ich bin gerade in München gelandet und wollte zum Ausdruck bringen, wie dankbar ich für alles bin, was Sie für mich getan haben. Sie kümmern sich wie eine Tochter um mich, und das habe ich sehr geschätzt, Sie sind immer aufmerksam meine Bedürfnisse und mein Wohlbefinden sowie meine Sicherheit ☀️ Ich habe die Aktivitäten und die Menschen, die ich auf dieser Reise getroffen habe, wirklich genossen: Maria, Italien, März 2023

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 town
  • hiking to Volcanos
  • Beaches
  • National Parks
  • rental car for the weekends
  • cook lessons

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


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Education Requirements

at High School level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

Police Certificate

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Loves to work with kids and Patience.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 14:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Volunteer Now Costa Rica

accommodation and food & drink is included in the fees. 3 meals x day.

Internal transport is not include.

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the San Jose International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. 

Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Costa Rica will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand. 

Back to the Airport the Transport is not include because some volunteers decide to travel by themselves around the country.

Accommodation

The Accommodations offer laundry, wifi, and with local rural families.

Food & Beverages

The food consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner, we also offer food for vegans, vegetarians volunteers.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Volunteers are picked up from the San Jose International Airport by the local coordinator or representative, Take them to our Airbnb for the first night and next day take to the bus station to go to the project (4.5 hours)

Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Costa Rica will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand. 

Transport back to the airport is not include because some volunteers decide to travel by themselves around the country.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 1,222€
5 weeks 1,528€
6 weeks 1,833€
7 weeks 2,139€
11 weeks 3,361€
50 weeks (max. stay) 15,278€
Average fees 306€/week

Program fees

306€ per week 4 - 50 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 50 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Volunteer Now Costa Rica

Great 4.4 rating (86 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2004

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Jenny

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

We are a major organization with more than 10 years of volunteer experience creating lifetime experiences amongst our participants.

Meet your organization

VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA is located in Escazu and Guanacaste, San Jose, Costa Rica. This is a family company that has been around since 2004 and enlisted the aid of hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, which come to our country to work on the ecological and social projects our company offers.

The further you have to travel to get here and the more eager you are to participate and learn about our great history and culture, the more we at Hospedaje Casa Escazu will appreciate and love you for your commitment to being the change in our great country. When you dedicate your time and effort to us, we promise to dedicate all of our resources to making sure your efforts make the greatest difference possible.

VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA is located in Escazu City at 20 minutes from the airport Juan Santamaria.

We work with volunteers from different countries helping in the public Schools and Day Care Centers that don't have enough money to supply for the needs of the children that aren't supported by the Goverment.

Our Values at VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Quality in our services
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Commitment
  • Trust
We say this because our goal with every day that passes and why we even became a business entity is to provide an enjoyable and eye opening experience for each volunteer the spends time with Hospedaje Casa Escazu in Costa Rica. At the same time we want to dramatically increase the quality of life for the local citizens and protect the natural beauty that in its self makes Costa Rica, the unique and enchanting place that it is.

86 reviews · rating4.4

Mairyann mairyann rating4.8

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

From the first moment we arrived until the last, we felt well taken care of and had a meaningful and enjoyable time. My grandson's goal was to get to take care of exotic birds and monkeys. He did get up close to the parrots and near one friendly monkey. Also met some cute sloths and raccoons ...
evita barbera rating5

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

Il posto è molto accogliente, pulito e curato. La famiglia che lo gestisce è molto disponibile ad accogliere ogni richiesta (per tutti i pasti si può scegliere tra un menu regolare, vegetariano o vegano). L’esperienza è un qualcosa di meraviglioso e singolare. Fay la coordinatrice è una ...
Lesley Russel rating5

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

I have just finished a two week stint at the Costa Rica Animal Project. I have worked at several projects in different countries, and this one was one of the best! The family and staff at the project really care for the animals and look after them well - it was a pleasure to be part of this for a ...
Jenny Qvist rating4

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

The staff was amazing and made you feel welcomed at all times. They tried to do what’s best for the animals with the budget they have. It was just a bit sad to see some animals in pretty small cages. But also as I said, they did what they could with the budget. My favourite task was when we got to ...
Larissa Villares rating4.4

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

I had a great time working at the animal rescue centre. It was a privilege to be close to the animals! There’s a lot of cleaning to do but you also get loads of interactions with the animals (especially at feeding time!). The staff working at the centre is extremely friendly and will make you feel ...
Eyrin Woithe rating4.6

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

We had a very nice time in Jenny's House, it felt like family, the location was perfect just a few walking steps to the Escazú Plaza Central. There are sports and supermarkets nearby. Also the working hours in the animal rescue center were very interesting, not every day the same, we learned a lot ...

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