P.O. Box 24865 Fort Worth, TX 76124 United States
Costa Rica: Atenas
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
First and third Monday of each month
The local community center in Atenas was created to offer a warm, gathering place for local community residents. The services offered - enrichment classes, craft work shops, and special events all combine to encourage social interaction and celebration of the local culture.
As a volunteer, you may be assigned the following responsibilities:
* Teaching English to adults or children at the community center;
* Assisting with conjunctive projects between the community center, and the local library or cultural center;
* Teaching English or leading weekly arts and crafts projects for small children;
* Assisting the library with the children's hour;
* Planning and organizing special events in town such as the Festival of Dance and the Angels for Christmas Project;
* Creating brochures and flyers, and distributing information to the community to market and promote community programs and events; and
* Assisting with the creation of the local website.
While a basic Spanish level would be helpful, there are no specific qualifications for this volunteer/internship position.
Starting at 782
Includes project set-up arrangements, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation, host family accommodations, three meals/day, 24/7 emergency in-country staff support, and project donation. Spanish lessons are available in Costa Rica for an additional weekly fee.
Participants will also receive information regarding their placement prior to their departure. Placement information, will include in-country contact information, alternative accommodations for delayed arrivals, currency exchange, phone and internet communication, laundry, etc.
While participation is not limited to this demographic, the average age is 18-26. Participants that are flexible and open minded when it comes to cultural differences, ways of life, and work pace are those that tend to benefit most from their experience abroad, as do those that demonstrate initiative with regard to recommending and implementing changes to improve the project and to assist the staff.
At least 18
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of usually 2-3, depending on the time of year.