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Public Kindergarten Supporter

Look after children, this includes games and activites on a day to day basis, as well as supervising them

The project

Working with various amounts of 50 to 150 children. These are split up into age groups with older children learning subjects for primary school such as English. 

This program shows a level of social engagement which is attractive to future employers, participents are fully exposed to the Costa Rican culture. This experience will help broaden your horizen and show you a whole new world gaining valuable life experiences along the way. 

Your work

On your first day at the center you will be welcomed in the Volunteer Centre whilst recieving a brieving of what you are expected to do during your stay. If you have any questions there is a volunteer representative on site to help you with any queries. After your briefing you will be escorted to the site and introduced to the project team. You are encouraged to volunteer full-day to build a good relationship and trust with the children. However, half-day volunteer positions alongside a Spanish course are also available.

Volunteer work in these projects may include: 

  • Organizing and participating in games and activites
  • Helping with the day to do operations of the institution
  • Improving the facilities
  • Providing care and attention to the children
  • Helping to nap smaller children
  • Supervise children during all actvities 

Pre-school children tasks could include:

  • Teachinng of maths and art
  • Helping the children learn very basic English skills
  • Preparing materials to help teach in lessons. 

Volunteers are very encouraged to be as creative as possible and using their personal skills in any way they can to make a difference. Volunteers can be as creative as possible to bring new activities to the institution which can be discussed with your coordinator 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
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

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Living in San Jose there are many options available to do in your free time, with museums and theatres to enjoy or with hiking on weekends. As well as a vibrant city life with many restaurants and bars to enjoy. There are lots of activities to participate in your free time.


Included Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in a Kindergarten | Orientation on arrival | Escort to the project site on the first day | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Single room in Homestay | Half-board (Breakfast, Dinner) | Airport pick-up | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaría International

Our airport service will collect you from the airport and take you to your host family.


Living with a guest family is a great way to really take in the culture of Costa Rica allowing you to get the most out of your experience. You will become part of the society and experience Costa Rica like never before. You will live in a single room sharing a bathroom and other living areas with the host family which is a great way to improve your Spanish skills.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Half board is provided by the host family (breakfast and dinner)

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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in San Jose/Costa Rica between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Costa Rica

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Costa Rica. Please check the visa regulations for Costa Rica.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Costa Rica and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Costa Rica.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Costa Rica.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Juan Santamaría International (SJO) in San José. 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.
Vaccine Checker
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.
What can you do in leisure-time in Costa Rica while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

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