Community Construction and Renovation Assistant

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founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Natalia
Coordinator | Natalia
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Help the local community and work on public buildings and schools. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+

Construction volunteers join projects in the San José area to work on public buildings and schools, typically in communities in need of assistance and funding. They are supported by a local, Spanish-speaking project manager who is experienced in guiding and training international volunteers.

Volunteers may be asked to perform a range of activities, such as:

  • Renovation work, like painting and plastering
  • Small repairs on walls and roofs
  • Laying tile or other flooring
  • Mixing cement, masonry
  • Carpentry, welding, and/or plumbing

Volunteers must be in good health and ready to work hard to join construction projects. They do not need experience, but a reasonable level of fitness and strong dedication to the work go a long way in ensuring that they get the most out of this project. 

At Construction projects volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants at all times. Tank tops are not permitted. We recommend to wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty or even ruining. We strongly encourage volunteers to bring work gloves, work boots, and safety glasses. Sunscreen and rain gear are also extremely important.

Our projects are located in the San José area. Walking or taking the bus is the most effective and cheapest way to get to and from the project. Travel time varies widely from project to project, and volunteers should expect to spend 15-60 minutes traveling each way. The average travel time is about 30 minutes. Depending on the project and housing locations, they may still need to change buses. Taxis are also widely available. On the first day at the project, participants travel on local transport with a Maximo Nivel representative who provides all the necessary information on how to get there and back.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, in either the morning or the afternoon.

Free-time activities

There are lots of things to do in San José, such as city tours, shows at the National Theatre, the central market, zip-lining, etc. Our local staff always post a monthly events calendar to let participants know about the activities going on around Maximo. Outside of San José, volunteers can hike up volcanos, go whitewater rafting, take a trip to the Pacific or Caribbean coasts, and so much more. There are a lot of options and our staff is well-acquainted with the area and can advise you on the must-see places. Tours and trips can also be easily booked through our on-site travel partner.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family accommodations (shared room with breakfast and dinner)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Airport pick up in San José is included. Volunteers find our representative outside the airport bringing a yellow flag with a smiley face on it.

Accommodation
Volunteers stay in a traditional family-stay where you they are placed with a pre-approved middle class Costa Rican family. Breakfast and dinner are included in their home stay. 
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Volunteers have 2 meals included (breakfast and dinner) 7 days a week.
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.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every Monday, all year round. 

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$848
2 weeks
$1.281
3 weeks
$1.714
4 weeks
$2.107
8 weeks
$3.459
16 weeks
$6.163
50 weeks (max. stay)
$17.655
Average fees
$601 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Maximo Nivel vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Perché prenotare con Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World è la piattaforma di confronto leader mondiale per le opportunità di volontariato internazionale. Vi guidiamo attraverso un processo di candidatura facile e sicuro - inclusi tutti i pagamenti necessari. Pianificare il vostro prossimo viaggio significativo con Volunteer World vi dà accesso gratuito al nostro:
Garanzia di qualità
Elevati standard etici & impatto sociale trasparente
Opzione Flex
Cambia la tua prenotazione senza costi aggiuntivi
Garanzia di Rimborso
Vi rimborsiamo le spese se Maximo Nivel annulla il vostro viaggio
Supporto & Mediazione
Ti copriamo le spalle, qualunque cosa accada
I nostri servizi sono gratuiti!
Tutti i costi del programma sono addebitati direttamente da Maximo Nivel.

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Community Construction and Renovation Assistant

Help the local community and work on public buildings and schools.

$601/week

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