Teach English Skills to local students in city

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Coordinator | Angela
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Helping to teach children
Teaching assistant
Creating activities and entertaining the children
Help with kitchen and other duties where required
Visit close national parks, beautiful beaches of Costa Rica during your free time and make acitvities like surf, swim, canoeing...
Assist local teacher in English class and help kids to improve their English skills. Be part of the Pura Vida and discover Costa Rica. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Update: from 01st November Costa Rica open his borders to all traveler. You can enter Costa Rica without a covid test. We do need helping hands to offer the kids individual help to families. As Costa Rica is still in online course, the kids do need your help. Many parents and families do not speak English and are not able to help the kids during online classes. We do offer volunteer placements at the beach and close to the city. We would be happy for long term volunteers but we are also very happy to receive you as a short term volunteer!

You love children and you enjoy working with them? Then you are a perfect fit for our projects in Costa Rica. 
There is a huge difference between our school system in Europe and the school system in Costa Rica. It is quite common that kindergarten and school are close to each other and sometimes they are even in the same building. Therefore you are going to have a variety in your operating range. In the vicinity of Santa Barbara there are 3 different schools and kindergartens where volunteers can help. Depending on your English level you will be placed with younger or older kids. Volunteers will assist the local stuff in all areas as you can see below.
Speaking English is getting more and more important due to rising tourist numbers. Your job is going to be as a consultant for the English teachers in the schools where­ you are going to support them in their subject. If you are very confident with the language and you show 
dedication you can also support other teachers in other subjects. Create small exercises for your students, make them smile while they are learning and think of appreciation in the children’s eyes. 

How you can help:
- Helping to teach children
- Attending to and interacting with the children
- Creating activities and entertaining the children with games and songs
- Teaching basic English, hygiene and spiritual values
- helping in the kitchen and other duties
All volunteer places are in public schools. Children are between 6 and 14 years old.

Typical day

Every day is special! By working with kids every day is special and different. We would like to help you to get an overview about a typical volunteer day:

07:30/08:00am: typical breakfast with your host family
after walking or taking a bus to your project
09:00am: starting your volunteering
1:00 pm: ending volunteering
afternoon: hanging out with other volunteers, doing activities such as going to the cinema, going to swimming pools or just strolling around in town.

Free time & weekends: discover Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a great place to discover. You can see a lot of nature, animals, beaches,...
Enjoy your Pura Vida lifestyle!

Free-time activities

In your free time you can do a lot of activities. In Costa Rica you can go by public bus easy to the pacific and carribbian side. In the city you can visit museums or go shopping with other volunteers. Hiking, Riding, Swimming and Snorkeling is possible at the beach. You can easily make a trip on weekends. If you need any help to plan a trip we are very happy to help you organizing it.



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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Math at high school level
Required Documents
health insurance and criminal record certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
teamwork and the interest in another culture
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee

  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Accommodation (host families)
  • Food & Meals (typicial food)
  • 12/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervise
  • Registration fee included
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport
Upon your arrival in San Jose you will be collected at the airport and taken to your host family accommodation in Santa Barbara de Heredia.
Arriving day: perfect on weekend, to start the project on a Monday.
The driver will wait outside of the airport with the name from you on a sign. He will bring you directly to your family. 

You will enjoy breakfast and dinner in your local family based on the typical Costa rican diet, for example rice, beans, vegetables, meat. The host family is in walking distance to your project. Rooms usually individual rooms are not shared with other volunteers, just if you apply as a group we do share a room, if the families can provide it, so you can live more close to each other. All standard amenities are available, including showers and shared bathrooms, and there is even free Wi-Fi! This is a perfect home away from home and a wonderful base for your stay in Costa Rica!

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Volunteers are provided 3 meals a day at the host family throughout the week. It is typical Costa rican food, which is based on rice and beans. If you are vegetarian or vegan please let us know before arriving.
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.
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


Details on arrival

At your arrival at San Jose airport, you will be picked up by a driver and he will drop you off at your host family’s place. Here you will immerse into your new life - ­ the costa rican life.  

You can start your project every monday. 
Arriving day is Sunday or on an individual day in arrangement.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$195 /week

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

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Teach English Skills to local students in city

Assist local teacher in English class and help kids to improve their English skills. Be part of the Pura Vida and discover Costa Rica.


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