Care for Elderly Persons with Disabilities

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founded in 2004
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This program is for Senior people with disabilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+
Sillas de Ruedas

About the Program

As in most societies around the world, caring for the elderly is left to social welfare institutions when their own families cannot care for them.  Many of the elderly care centers support those with disabilities, those who have been abandoned or have mental illness such as Alzheimer’s.

Volunteer work varies from day to day but focuses on personal interactions and stimulation with the residents, feeding, therapy needs, as well as light maintenance jobs like sweeping, cleaning. 

Our Mission

The  priority is attend cases of social risk, so we have been expanding our work for years

Our mission is to be an entrepreneurial nonprofit institution, to provide comprehensive service for the elderly in an efficient way: economic and timely and feel that despite their age have an important place in society.

The ages of the residents range between 67 – 111 years old!   The home seeks to distribute food, clothing and medicine to those in need whilst trying to keep an adequate standard of living for the elderly. It is necessary for staff to keep fully updated in regards to all safety conditions applicable to the elderly residents as there are a wide range of health conditions and each individual may have different requirements.

 We are known for provide the same quality of service for all the seniors who harbor without different and distinction between those who have or do not have resources.

Your Role as a Volunteer

The contribution that volunteers make is a solidarity contribution, which is used to keep all services provided by the institution.

Volunteers must be at least 17 years or older and no specific skills are required however flexibility and patience are very important as you will be working with Special people of different ages and levels of ability. A background or some knowledge of performing arts is an asset for this project, whether in dance, drama, or music. Any experience of teaching would also be an advantage but is not essential. You should keep a flexible attitude towards working in a new and a multi-cultural environment.

Typical day

Some of the activities you will be asked to participate in are:

  • Daily attendance to the staff
  • Physical therapies
  • Psychology workshop
  • Medical examination
  • Work with the assistants of the center
  • Organized games
  • Technical training to make handcrafts
  • To design, manage and evaluate projects
  • Cleansing of rooms
  • Washing of dishes
  • To help out in the kitchen
  • You will be helping with the day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Technical training to make handcrafts
  • Coming up with new and entertaining activities.

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
  • Walking in the mountains

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

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requi­sitos

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
required
Education Requirements
at high School level
Required Documents
police certifiacate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Servicios incluidos

Services by Volunteer Now Costa Rica

Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees

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. 

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

Accommodation

The Accommodations included  3 meals, laundry, wifi, and cable tv. Private bethdroom or share room depend of capacity , with individual beds and night table, closet, TV and lamp and fan with local families.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

The food consists on tipical breakfast, lunch and dinner (Costa Rican food, ) rice, beans, red meat, fish, chicken, salad, also we have special food for vegetarian's and vegan's volunteers


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.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We have volunteers from every country and background possible. Spanish fluency is not necessary and we are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week all year long so the volunteers are welcome every day and every season.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$700
5 weeks
$1.750
9 weeks
$3.150
17 weeks
$5.950
50 weeks (max. stay)
$17.500
Average fees
$350 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. Volunteer Now Costa Rica le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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.

Por qué reservar con Volunteer World

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Garantía de calidad
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Opción Flex
Cambie tu reservación sin costos adicionales
Garantía de reembolso
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Cubrimos tu espalda sin importar lo que pase
Nuestros servicios son gratuitos!
Todas las tarifas del programa se cobran directamente por Volunteer Now Costa Rica.

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Care for Elderly Persons with Disabilities

This program is for Senior people with disabilities.

$350/week

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