WeVOL

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WeVOL offers meaningful voluntourism and adventure programs supporting English learning in local public schools and community development projects in rural Costa Rica.
Travel Like You Care is our motto and WeVOL knows how to do it!
WeVOL accepts eager globetrotters who want to experience and give back to Costa Rica in meaningful and memorable ways.

Who we are? 
The WeVOL team is composed of bilingual international tourism and education professionals who have worked ...

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Travel Like You Care is our motto and WeVOL knows how to do it!
WeVOL accepts eager globetrotters who want to experience and give back to Costa Rica in meaningful and memorable ways.

Who we are? 
The WeVOL team is composed of bilingual international tourism and education professionals who have worked in Costa Rica for more than twenty years. We are ready to assist you during every step of your travel and volunteer experience. Our team consists of Costa Rican and international staff members who lead and manage volunteer activities, provide delicious and nutritious meals, and ensure that lodging and amenities meet your expectations. Our team enjoys working AND playing hard, plus sharing the Pura Vida lifestyle with all participants. We are more than happy to share our local knowledge with volunteers. We offer Pre-Trip Packing and Arrival Support, Orientation & Training upon arrival, and dedicated support during your volunteer work. 

What we do?
Our program empowers volunteers to gain professional and personal experience while also helping and supporting people living in a low-income community.  To do this, WeVOL offers meaningful volunteer experiences that combine hard work, dedication, a desire to explore cultures and meet new people, and a mutual cross-cultural exchange of talents and expertise. Immerse yourself in a Costa Rican community while supporting our long- and short-term projects, plus experience a unique opportunity to live and work with local families. WeVOL takes the stress out of trip planning so our participants truly maximize their well-deserved vacation time.

Where we work?
WeVOL is located in Matapalo, Costa Rica - an ideal destination for first-time and experienced volunteers. Costa Rica boosts progressive environmental and social policies and is widely considered one of the most sustainable countries on our planet. At the same time, Costa Rica is still a developing country with a low national income and a number of socioeconomic issues. WeVOL offers a variety of ways for eager travelers to get involved and help the vulnerable population living in our quaint beach town. Not only will you support positive community development as a volunteer with WeVOL and make new friends, you will also relish in the natural beauty of our lodge. All rooms are nestled in a lush garden surrounded by fruit trees (imagine: avocados growing right outside of your window) and is located less than a 1-minute walk to the beach.

Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport as well as proof of their exit from the country before their visa or entry stamp expires. The visa stamp is usually 90 days. Proof of exit is needed and the immigration officer will ask for it upon your arrival and possibly from your point of departure. Entry into Costa Rica is valid for all countries. 

Our Mission
WeVOL's mission is to save eager globetrotters stress, time, and money while supporting their personal goals of giving back to local communities and experiencing meaningful cross-cultural exchange. 

Our Goals
As an innovative international volunteer and travel company, WeVOL's goal is for all participants to contribute their time to work on projects and causes with the aim of bringing benefits and knowledge to our local beach community. 

Who are we looking for?
WeVOL welcomes and supports travelers from all over the world, with special needs or handicapped, and regardless of religious or political views, sexual orientation, or race. Participants working directly with schoolchildren in local schools are required to be 18 years of age or older and be fluent or native English speaker. 

Why choose us?
Travel Like You Care is our motto and WeVOL knows how to do it!
We have a great beach town location and modern lodge. We will be sure your volunteer time is well spent. Plus, you will enjoy three amazingly delicious and fresh meals per day. The WeVOL team is excited to receive volunteers from around the world - you will be in great and knowledgable hands! 

Accommodation
Volunteers stay at our modern and fully equipped lodge located less than a 1-minute walk from the beach. Each room has a maximum of three volunteers and there is a private bathroom in each room. Accommodations are high quality, modern, clean, and comfortable with free high-speed WiFi connection.

Volunteer Work
A half-day orientation will be provided for all volunteers. Culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety, and volunteer requirements are discussed and agreed upon during Orientation with the local staff and team. As needed, transportation will be provided to-and-from volunteer work sites and schools. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of their volunteer program.

Meals
Volunteers are provided with three freshly cooked meals a day. Meals vary and generally include freshly made soups, vegetables, meat, salad, rice, potatoes, juice, dessert. Plus, we cater to all dietary restrictions and preferences. 

Contact

Kerri Bowers

Langues parlées: Anglais, Espagnol
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Sophia Rauch rating5,0

2024 at Reforestation and Community Development

I had a wonderful time at WeVol. Kerri and Jaime are both very wholehearted and inspiring people. Matapalo is a very nice place to stay and the sunset at the beach is amazing. We painted a mural in school, cleaned up a park and I also got to work with the kids. All in all, it was very enriching and ...
Volunteering at WeVOL was an experience that holds a special place in my heart. From painting a mural with local children to immersing myself in the vibrant wildlife and beach life of Matapalo, every moment was filled with unforgettable memories. What truly made the experience extraordinary was the ...
Leo Hughes rating5,0

2024 at Kids Sports Coach

My time in Costa Rica, Matapalo at Wevol was fulfilled with so much joy and happiness. I stayed at the project for 4 amazing weeks working closely with Jaime, Kerri and other volunteers. Their enthusiastic 'Pura Vida' approach was truly inspiring and offered so much positivity at every opportunity. ..
Iris Brockmann rating5,0

2024 at Reforestation and Community Development

Much more than fine - GREAT: - the people - The hosts, the kids, friends and neigbours - kind, helpfull, awake, with humor, energie, interessted, kreativ, - the project - supporting communal development - the kids, the nature, the village with so verity, kreativ, flexible timetable, amazing ...
Madison Ditullio rating5,0

2024 at Reforestation and Community Development

Words cannot describe the feeling of joy and happiness you get when you spend time with the kids of Matapalo and giving back to their community. I have not stopped raving about my time with Kerri and Jamie at WeVol Costa Rica. I canot wait to come back and see how far these kids have come since the ...
Alice Louvier rating5,0

2024 at Reforestation and Community Development

I stayed a month in WeVol and it was a true paradise. Kerry and Jaime are awesome people and truly inspiring. During this month, we painted a bunch of stuff at the local school (benches, mural...), cleaned up a park and worked with the kids, who are very sweet. The town of Matapalo is quiet with a ...

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