English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is a unique nonprofit volunteer program established by ALIARSE and Costa Rica Multilingüe, a government-sponsored initiative that seeks to create a bilingual Costa Rica by 2020.
Established in 2009 with the enthusiasm of five volunteers, EVOLC has to date brought more than 120 volunteers to Costa Rica. We grow with the commitment of volunteers worldwide and the support of a wide range of national and international organizations.
We are supported by the Ministry of the Presidency of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Tourism, various local development associations, public and private enterprises, and the ALIARSE Foundation.
Volunteers contribute to the sustainable development of the continuously thriving tourism sector in Costa Rica, as well as impoverished rural and urban communities. Our volunteers positively affect the lives of students, teachers, and community members.