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Mother and Child Nutrition in Costa Rica

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months


Every Monday


Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Program Fees Include:

• Accommodation: Single or Shared room in a home-stay
• Food: 3 Meals per day
• Airport pick up and drop off from San Jose International Airport
• Training: Pre-departure preparation pack, on-site orientation and Project induction provided
• Support: On-site coordinator providing 24 hour support
• Activities: 1 dance class or 1 cookery class included, you choose. Staff help organise evening and weekend activities.
• Language classes: 6 hours Spanish tuition
• Transfers to and from your orientation to your project location.

Experience Required


    Training, experience or qualifications in areas of nutrition are required to take part in this element of the project. An intermediate level of Spanish is recommended to get the most out of this placement. Spanish lessons can be arranged alongside your placement to increase your confidence for an additional cost.

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Women

Typical Volunteer

A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network