Volunteer in childcare in Costa Rica

Volunteer in the childcare program in Costa Rica and work in a system set up by the Costa Rican government to support low-income families and single parents to help children have a safe and educational space.

INLEX supports daycares that are partially funded by the government and volunteers help in the day to day tasks of the daycare. 

By becoming a volunteer in childcare in Costa Rica, you can expect to be playing with kids all day, creating educational material, teaching numbers, colors, shapes, etc. You will also be supporting daycare staff with the basic clean up, meal preparation, planning and general upkeep of the facilities.

Arrival to the program are most Sundays.

On arrival you are greeted by our friendly coordinators and taken to your accommodation. Next day you meet with all the volunteers and interns that came the previous days for orientation.

In orientation we cover topics like:
-Do’s and dont’s in the country

-How to get around and weekend travel

-Your projects

-Communication, SIM cards , and currency.

-Social meet ups with other participants.

Spanish classes are available at an extra cost in 20 hour blocks. Monday to Friday , 4 hours per day.
See our costs section for more information.

There are no requirements for this program other than being kind, patient and following instructions

We encourage all of our participants in our programs to travel as much as they can during the weekends. Volunteers and interns usually travel together during the weekends. Our coordinators can assist you to make travels plans

During the weekdays volunteers and interns usually spend time together after their assignments.

Volunteer in Costa Rica- Childcare

¨I had a great time in Costa Rica; Including work on my two projects and life in a Costa Rican family, which I loved. The volunteers are part of the families and all the families of my friends that I met were too pretty. My family especially made me as their daughter or sister and totally as a part that made me feel super comfortable in that family and I will never forget that experience. In my two projects (A school and a nursery) I felt very good too, because all the people are too kind and I was always a “vacilon” with them. I am very grateful for everything I had in Costa Rica and for all the people I met. ¨

Project overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks

  • Location: San Ramon, Costa Rica.

  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day.

  • Available: Most of the year except the last two weeks of December and Easter week.

Ready to travel?

1- Pick a program and destination.
2- Apply for free.
3- Get step by step guidance from the INLEX team