Women Empowerment and Education

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founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
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Coordinator | Diego
Coordinator | Diego
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Teach low income and vulnerable women to overcome
difficult situations by giving them tools through education to improve their quality of life. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The women empowerment program aims to teach low income and vulnerable women to overcome difficult situations by giving them tools through education to improve their quality of life and of their families'. Volunteers can help better the livelihood of Costa Rican women by teaching them useful skills and improving their self-esteem.

As a volunteer in the women empowerment program, you will be working in various areas of the project like:

  • Education: Volunteers can teach skills that are useful to the women in the project. Common subjects include basic financial literacy, entrepreneurship coaching, income generating side projects, organizational and time management skills, etc.
  • Psychological support: Some women attending this project come from abusive situations and support is always needed to help them gain confidence once again. The support can include self-esteem workshops or if you have the necessary experience, it can be in the form of psychological consultation.
  • Marketing: Volunteers can help to market products made by women in the project and to help the project gain more visibility. Help in marketing can be digital or through traditional means.

Typical day

What could I be doing?

  • Teaching women income generating skills.
  • Assisting in educational workshops.
  • Teaching basic finance classes.
  • Provide emotional support to women who have endured hard lives. If you have a background in
  • Psychology your help is greatly appreciated in this project.
  • Helping design educational projects for the women.

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday 

Free-time activities

One of the reasons Costa Rica has so many varied activities is thanks to the variety of the country itself! Costa Rica is considered a tropical country, but it features its own plethora of microclimates. Each of these destinations – which might be separated by only a few hours of driving – feature their own unique and unforgettable adventures. There are hot springs tucked away in lush rainforests, hanging bridges over misty cloud forests, palm-tree studded white-sand beaches, dramatic seaside cliffs, the arid rolling hills of Guanacaste – there’s no end to the experiences! 

Arenal Volcano and wonder at a massive volcano and surrounding verdant rainforest, and then the next day you might find yourself only a few hours away relaxing on Papagayo’s white sand beaches, watching the kids stand-up paddleboard, or kayaking among the mangrove jungles of Tortuguero

Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Sports

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) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at level
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Experience in Psychology or Orientation may be needed
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience
We are using the fees to pay
  • Accommodation
    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

One of our coordinator will pick you at the arrivals exit in the airport. The trip to San Ramón last around forty minutes

Accommodation
Host family, in private room with two meals per day. Shared bathroom with the family. Normally the families have experience hosting volunteers.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host family , in private room with two meals per day
Internet Access
Limited 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

Please select a Sunday for arrival.

Our team will guide you for the best Sunday start date for your project


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$853
3 weeks
$1,198
4 weeks
$1,549
5 weeks
$1,714
6 weeks
$1,879
7 weeks
$2,044
8 weeks
$2,209
9 weeks
$2,374
10 weeks
$2,539
11 weeks
$2,704
12 weeks
$2,869
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,849
Average fees
$314 /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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We refund your fees if Integrated Learning Experience cancels your trip
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Women Empowerment and Education

Teach low income and vulnerable women to overcome difficult situations by giving them tools through education to improve their quality of life.

$314/week

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