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Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica

Volunteer in Costa Rica and have a unique opportunity to shape the young minds of children within the classroom, leaving a profound and lasting impact on their futures. As a dedicated volunteer , you will have the option to either assist a teacher in a class or take charge and teach a subject directly, depending on your level of confidence and expertise in the particular subject matter.

This incredible volunteer opportunity is ideally suited for individuals who possess an abundance of energy, patience, and a genuine passion for working with children.

By embarking on this transformative journey in education, you will become an integral part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team in Costa Rica, working tirelessly in both schools and after-school projects. Depending on your unique profile and skill set, you will be thoughtfully assigned to either a school or an after-school project, where you will have the privilege of working closely with children in two distinct age groups: 6-12 years old and 13-17 years old.

The schedule varies depending on your specific assignment, but rest assured, you will have the flexibility to have some time off as well. Each shift typically spans approximately 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday, aligning with the Costa Rican academic year, which commences in mid-February and concludes in mid-December. It is important to note that there is a well-deserved two-week break in July, allowing staff, volunteers and students to recharge and rejuvenate before continuing.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this volunteer program is its inclusivity, as individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds are warmly welcomed to participate in the enriching experience of teaching in Costa Rica. Regardless of whether you possess previous teaching experience or not, your dedication and commitment to making a difference are what truly matter. You will have the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects, including English, math, science, music, or art, thereby catering to your unique skills and interests.

Volunteering as a teacher in Costa Rica is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the education and development of children, while immersing yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of this captivating country.

Keys aspects

  • Availability: Costa Rican school year, From mid-February to late November.
  • Program Duration:2-24 weeks
  • Location: San Ramon de Alajuela and surrounding towns
  • Schedule:8 am -12pm , or 8 am -3pm. Monday to Friday.

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