Volunteer Teaching in Costa Rica

Volunteer teaching english

Volunteer teaching abroad and help shape the minds of children in the classroom and make a long-lasting impact on their futures. As a volunteer teaching, you will be assisting a teacher in a class or teaching a subject directly depending on your confidence on the subject. Volunteering in education is for those who are energetic, patient and like to work with children. No prior teaching experience is needed.

By becoming a volunteer teaching, you will join an energetic team in Costa Rica working in a school and after school project around San Ramon.

Depending on your profile you will be assigned to a school or after school project with children in two groups, one of them 6-12 years old and another 13-17 years old. 

 Schedule varies depending on the place you are assigned, but the choices can be a morning schedule or an afternoon schedule. Each shift working around 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday in the Costa Rican academic year; which ranges from mid-February to mid-December with a two-week break in July.

All are welcome to volunteer teaching in Costa Rica, as no previous experience in teaching is needed. It is best if you can communicate in Spanish, at least basic terms. You can volunteer to teach English in Costa Rica, teach math, teach science, teach music or art.

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.

There are no requirements for this program other than being able to communicate at the project and work well in teams.

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.

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.

Project overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks

  • Location: San Ramon, Costa Rica.

  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day or shared dorms in a volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.

  • Available: Mid February-Mid December.Two-week break in mid-July

Ready to join?

Ready to travel?

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