Local Community Assistant during the Holidays

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Destaques

Give back to the local communities by providing them with much needed help.
Gain Spanish practice by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals.
Make memories you'll never forget during your time abroad.
Learn more about the Latin American ways, customs and habits.
Bring joy to communities of all ages during the Holiday Season.
Join us for 1 or 2 weeks during the Holiday Season to bring joy to local communities!
(Christmas: 18 Dec – 24 Dec / New Year: 26 Dec – 02 Jan). This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
Grupos
50+

During these week-long programs, you visit various projects each day. As a group, you assist as needed, join activities, and spend time with the people at the project during the holiday season. Volunteers are placed into one of two groups based on availability: Group 1 volunteers every morning, Group 2 volunteers every afternoon.

You can expect to work 3-4 hours per day. If you have Spanish classes, they are scheduled during your off hours.

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*Christmas Week Itinerary:*

Sunday, December 18 – Arrival and Orientation
All volunteers arrive in the morning, are picked up by Maximo Nivel's transport service, and are brought to their housing to settle in. In the afternoon everyone has their orientation together.

Monday, December 19 – Community Beautification
Work together to beautify a local facility, including activities such as painting or gardening based on the needs of the community.

Tuesday, December 20 – Children’s Holiday Party
Show the kids a great time for the holiday! Play games, arts and crafts–celebrate by bringing gifts and food to the project.

Wednesday, December 21 – Holiday Party for the Elderly
Spread the Holiday Spirit at an elderly home by playing games, preparing a special holiday snack, dancing, and providing much-needed company and conversation. 

Thursday, December 2022 – Children’s Holiday Cookout
Depending on the weather, accompany children to a local park to get fresh air and have a little holiday fun. Come ready to grill and distribute food and gifts to the kids!

Friday, December 23 – People with Special Needs Holiday Party!
Spread the Holiday Spirit at a special needs home with activities and games, special holiday food, Santa, gifts, and socializing.

Saturday, December 24 – Departure
Volunteers depart for further travels or to return home. You can arrange airport drop-off or extra nights of housing for an additional charge at the client service desk.

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*New Year Week Itinerary:*

Monday, December 26 – Arrival and Orientation
All volunteers arrive in the morning, are picked up by Maximo Nivel's transport service, and are brought to their housing to settle in. In the afternoon everyone has their orientation together.

Tuesday, December 27 – Community Beautification
Work together to beautify a local facility, including activities such as painting or gardening based on the needs of the community.

Wednesday, December 28 – Children’s Holiday Party
Show the kids a great time for the holiday! Play games, arts and crafts–celebrate by bringing gifts and food to the project.

Thursday, December 29 – Holiday Party for the Elderly
Spread the Holiday Spirit at an elderly home by playing games, preparing a special holiday snack, dancing, and providing much-needed company and conversation. 

Friday, December 30 – Children’s Holiday Cookout
Depending on the weather, accompany children to a local park to get fresh air and have a little holiday fun. Come ready to grill and distribute food and gifts to the kids!

Saturday, December 31 – People with Special Needs Holiday Party!
Spread the Holiday Spirit at a special needs home with activities and games, special holiday food, Santa, gifts, and socializing.

Sunday, January 01  – New Year's Day
Maximo Nivel Closed. Lots of local holiday festivities to enjoy independently.

Monday, January 02  – Departure
Volunteers depart for further travels or to return home. You can arrange airport drop-off or extra nights of housing for an additional charge at the client service desk.

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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 the morning or in the afternoon.

Free-time activities

Within San José, volunteers can take a city tour, see shows at the National Theatre, visit the central market, and go zip-lining. Our local staff always posts a monthly events calendar to let them know of the activities going on around Maximo. Outside of San José, they can hike up volcanos, go whitewater rafting, and take a trip to the Pacific or Caribbean coasts. There are a lot of options and our staff is well-acquainted with the area to help advise on the must-see places. Tours and trips can also be easily booked through our on-site travel partner.

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
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 English (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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Serviços incluídos

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 with a shared room and breakfast and dinner included. 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are included 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.

Datas & Custos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Christmas Week only: 18 December – 24 December

New Year’s Week only: 26 December – 02 January

Both Weeks: 18 December – 02 January

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$835
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1.235
Average fees
$726 /week

Por favor, note que as taxas acima indicadas são estimadas. Maximo Nivel informará o candidato sobre o preço final durante o processo de 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.

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Todas as despesas do programa são cobradas diretamente por Maximo Nivel.

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Local Community Assistant during the Holidays

Join us for 1 or 2 weeks during the Holiday Season to bring joy to local communities! (Christmas: 18 Dec – 24 Dec / New Year: 26 Dec – 02 Jan).

$726/week

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