Support Local Communities

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Coördinator | Hannah
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Make a hands-on difference in the genuine Costa Rican community of Puerto Jiménez. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 17+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

The program

Set in stunning Osa this program works within local communities to improve living standards for some of the country's poorest residents. Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of local communities by providing much needed assistance and a willing labour force on critical projects. 

Participants will spend their time working on essential projects, as determined by the community themselves, to create a better environment and facilities for local communities. Work will be varied and range from renovation and construction projects through to working to preserve the cultural heritage of indigenous tribes. Perfect for those wishing to be hands-on in Costa Rica!

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide free volunteer labor in under-resourced communities in Costa Rica
  • Improve the safety and morale of the local people through better infrastructure 
  • Expose locals to new and innovative ideas and a different way of doing things
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Without adequate facilities, a community is unable to reach its full potential. It is as simple as that. This program enables communities to support the educational and care needs of its people through the provision of much-needed assistance in providing safe facilities. Volunteers play a major role in ensuring homes, schools, community areas and public buildings are safe and well maintained. Those volunteering on this program will see first-hand what a difference this help has made and the positive impacts on the local community.

Volunteers will need to be physically fit and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Building maintenance: painting, plastering, cleaning etc
  • Construction: mixing cement, carrying bricks etc
  • Landscaping: digging and moving dirt, planting etc
  • Conservation: beach clean-ups, preventing river erosion and replanting cortes and almond trees for scarlet macaws
  • Community and after school classes
  • Indigenous tribe cultural preservation activities
  • Networking with local program staff and other volunteers

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteers on this valuable project will generally work for 3- 4 hours per day, Monday to Friday with weekends free to enjoy this incredible location. While we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

8:00am Breakfast at the accommodation

8:30am Bus to the project site

9:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

9:15am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

2:30pm Bus back to the accommodation

Afternoons and Evenings Free time to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Costa Rica!

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

This project is based on stunning Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica's South Pacific coast. Off the beaten tourist track, Osa is a veritable paradise and Costa Rica at its very best! 

The Peninsula is dominated by the Corcovado National Park with its vast array of native wildlife including endangered species and Costa Rica's big cats. Guided jungle adventures can be arranged from Puerto Jiménez. Marine enthusiasts and beach lovers will enjoy the attractions of Drake Bay, Caño Island marine reserve and the surf beaches of Cabo Matapalo and Carate.

Puerto Jiménez is the peninsula's largest town and provides a great base for exploring the region, providing easy access to both the vast expanse of the Parque Nacional Corcovado for hiking and wildlife and the emerald waters of the Golfo Dulce for beaches and surf.  

Immersing volunteers into its unspoilt natural beauty and providing a genuine insight into the 'Tico' way of life; Osa peninsula is the genuine article!

See the Additional Info. section for examples of optional weekend excursions. 

Watersport
Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen
Sport
Paardrijden
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 17 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Spaans (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
Emergency contact
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
This 'hands-on' project is ideally suited to those volunteers with some knowledge and experience in construction or any of the building trades, however the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by your local project leader.

Spanish is preferred but not mandatory and lessons can be arranged in conjunction with the placement.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:30 - 14:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • LV registration fee
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our local team will meet with volunteers in San Jose and arrange accommodation Saturday night for pick-up and transfer Puerto Jiménez by public bus on Sunday.  

Volunteers are met off the bus in Puerto Jiménez and taken to the accommodation to settle in. On Monday a full orientation session is provided to cover all aspects of the local area and placement. This is a great opportunity to meet the program coordinators and other volunteers and ask any last minute questions.  

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (code: SJO)

Accomodatie

Volunteers on this program are accommodated in Volunteer House accommodation a short bike ride from the beach. Two houses are available and split by gender. Rooms are dormitory in style and shared by up to 4 volunteers. 

All of the basic amenities are provided including western bathroom facilities with cold water showers, electricity, ceiling fans and free wifi.  Bedding is provided so volunteers need only bring toiletries and towels.


Guesthouse
Eten & Drank

Volunteers are provided 2 meals per day (breakfast and lunch) throughout the placement. Dinner is not included but can be arranged with the hosts, prepared yourself or eaten out at one of the local cafes or restaurants where you can try cheap and tasty local food. The meals provided are local cuisine and predominantly vegetarian. 

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Costa Rica.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Costa Rica biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Costa Rica dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Costa Rica.

Data & Kosten

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. 
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 4 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$668
2 weken
$928
3 weken
$1.248
4 weken (max. verblijf)
$1.408
Gemiddelde kosten
$510 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Love Volunteers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Support Local Communities

Make a hands-on difference in the genuine Costa Rican community of Puerto Jiménez.

$510/week

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