• Program: Volunteer Costa Rica
  • Location: San Ramon
  • Minimum Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Language Requirement: Intermediete Spanish
  • Airport Pick-up: $75
  • Suitable for Groups: Yes
  • Travel Insurance: No, but mandatory
  • Local Language Class: 1 Week Included
  • Region: Alajuela
  • Project Site: Community Center
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Accommodation: Volunteer Dormitory
  • Meals Included: 2 Meals Daily
  • Suitable for Families: Yes
  • Start Dates: Every Other Friday
  • Closed Dates: See program guide


Volunteer on our Community Education Program and help disadvantaged children in rural Costa Rica overcome the educational barriers they face. Students in rural areas like Alajuela province struggle to attain the same standard of teaching as their peers in wealthier urban areas; with your help, youngsters can receive the tuition they need to build skills for a brighter future.

Working at a dedicated center in San Ramon, volunteers support children who attend the daycare facility in the morning and the after-school club and community center in the afternoon. You’ll help youngsters develop their reading skills, assist with homework and interact with children through fun activities in the hall and outdoor play areas. Volunteers also deliver workshops that showcase any special skills they have. You can find out more about our Costa Rica Community Education Project by downloading the program brochure.

Your Role

Community education volunteers in Costa Rica care for babies and children at the daycare facility, after-school club and community center, teaching youngsters how to read and helping out with homework. Other responsibilities include supervising children using the play areas, organizing fun activities and playing sports with students.

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Work Schedule

Community education volunteers work four days per week, from Monday to Thursday. Your working hours will be from 9am until 5pm and lunch is held between 12pm and 1pm.

Journey to Project

The community education center is a 30 minute walk from our volunteer dormitory.

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