|from $2,595* per person||14 Days||June-September, December
Exertion level: 5
|Operator: Global Volunteers
20 people max
"Pura vida" - Costa Ricans' traditional greeting which is literally translated "pure life" - means to walk lightly, stop and smell the flowers, take it easy, and enjoy life. If you enjoy "soft adventure," work with our host partners on family-friendly service efforts with resourceful grass-roots agencies.
Local leaders near Santa Elena direct community development projects such as renovating buildings, landscaping public spaces, helping a women's community cooperative, painting classrooms, and improving eco-tourism. The variety of work changes from team to team, depending upon current needs. In a short time, your personal efforts and direct financial support through your service program fee helps the host communities realize their vision. Roll up your sleeves and make a genuine contribution to this amazing group of people!
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The Cooperativa de Artesanas de Santa Elena y Monteverde
, Volunteer in Costa Rica
, volunteer construction
, labor project, Costa Rica, Central America
1 testimonial about this trip
Reviewer: Anil Bhagavath
"Although most young people don't have the time or money or have never volunteered before, more people my age should consider joining Global Volunteers, because it is such a good experience. You get a chance to see how other people live in different parts of the world. The feeling you get after helping people do something is indescribable."
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- May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.
- Family oriented trip.
Costa Rica Work Projects
Global Volunteers' unique philosophy of service ensures your work projects help advance the host community's current development vision and goals. Always serving at the invitation and under the direction of host community partners, each Global Volunteers team member works alongside local people, and personally contributes to needed project financing through their service program fee. Our long-term commitment to work in partnership on sustained community development projects enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of lasting community enhancements. Most of the work projects are labor-based and require light to heavy effort, such as constructing community centers or laying tile in a community health care center. Some childcare-related and tutoring assistance is also sometimes requested.
Global Volunteers Work Projects in Costa RicaWhile we may not be able to advise you in advance what your specific assignments will be, we can provide you a general sense of what the work projects will be on specific service programs.
n the Monteverde area villages, volunteers have worked on:
Healthcare and community centers;
A soccer field and dressing room;
A school lunch room, playground, garden and teacher housing;
An addition to an elementary school.
At the local high school, volunteers work with the students on school construction projects. All projects are determined by the students and faculty. Past projects included:
A covered walkway between the two main school buildings to protect the students and teachers from the rain;
Assisting in the completion of a gymnasium; and
Landscaping and beautification.
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