Costa Rica Daycare Support in San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica Children & Youth Development

Program

Description

We support childcare for families with no resources and single moms that are in need to work in order to bring support for their children by the beach and Town Area.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
The Daycare is an institution that emerged with the idea to fulfill the needs of families of the community. Where the majority of parents that have to work during the day, there is a general necessity of a place for them to leave their children and not have to worry about them or the way they are treated.

With this daycare centre they can choose to leave their children in a pleasant place that guaranties their safety, but above all cares for them with love, security, reliability and responsibility.

A caring and learning service according to their needs is guaranteed, taking each child as a unique individual, promoting the harmonious living and the values, but above all building their own knowledge through experimentation and games.

The project is located in an amazing location. With sun-splashed beaches and great Pacific surf, Costa Rica's northwestern province of Guanacaste teems with visitors from around the globe. The region's dry tropical climate encompasses a varied landscape.

Popular white-sand beaches line the coast, and to the east, the Guanacaste Mountains feature fascinating national parks and caldera volcanoes. Travelers of every type can enjoy Guanacaste's myriad of activities, and Liberia's international airport (LIR) provides excellent regional access.

Impact

Tasks that may seem miniscule or “too small to make a difference” actually have the opposite effect. Volunteers help improve areas around the world by completing any and every task, from mending fences and picking up trash to painting a community building or filling a classroom with necessary supplies. How volunteers make a difference is by recognizing no task is too small or insignificant.

Field conditions

Typical day
Volunteer tasks generally consist of:

To help feed/take care the children
To teach several skills and languages
Technical training to make handcrafts
To design, manage and evaluate projects
To help out in the kitchen
To play with the children, teach them Physical Education
Coming up with new and entertaining activities for the children to participate in.
Patience, initiative and tolerance are necessary and the rules of the institution need to be respected. Please dress appropriately, you need to be a good example for the children.

Arrival and orientation

Your arrival airport in Costa Rica will be Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Our in-country staff will be there to greet you at the airport. They’ll be holding a Volunteer Now Costa Rica sign so you can spot them easily.

From the airport, our staff will arrange your transport to your accommodation. If you’re joining a project in Alajuela, a staff member will accompany you by taxi and make sure you’re comfortable and settled in when they drop you with your host place. This drive should take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

On your first full working day in Costa Rica, you’ll have your country induction. Your Projects Volunteer Now Costa Rica Coordinator will pick you up from you host family to show you around the surrounding areas. Your first stop will be the ProjectsVolunteer Now Costa Rica office. Here, you’ll get to learn more about the different projects we run in Costa Rica.

A staff member will also walk you through your project handbook. You’ll receive an induction pack containing important information that you can refer to throughout your trip. This includes things like a map of the town with important places highlighted and Projects Abroad staff contact information.

Your coordinator will then show you around. You’ll visit important landmarks and amenities, like internet cafes, the post office, and exchange bureaus.

Your stay

Accommodation

  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

We provide you with a private or share room depending the season with fan and a single bed, Towls and bed sheets

Location

Cost

from $280 USDper week

from $280 USDper week

Costs...

What’s included

  • All meals

  • Training and support

  • Project supplies

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s not included

  • Local language lessons

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Airport dropoff

  • Travel insurance

  • Air tickets

Start dates

VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA is located in Escazu (San Jose) and Guanacaste Area (Coco Beach), in Costa Rica. This is a family company that has been around since 2004 and enlisted the aid of hundreds of volunteers from all over the world to work on the ecological and social projects our company offers.

OUR MISSION: Meet all the needs of each volunteer in this beautiful country and create a unique and different atmosphere.

OUR VISION: Position ourselves as leaders in volunteer services at national and international level.

OUR VALUES:

Respect

Responsibility

Honesty

Integrity

Quality in our services

Reliability

Safety

Commitment

Trust

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