Teach English to Children in San Ramon, Costa Rica

San Ramon, Costa Rica

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Love Volunteers

(55 Reviews)
  • From $1008 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

On this volunteer trip, you will have the opportunity to help the children of San Ramon by teaching

English and improving their speaking skills. As a volunteer, you will work with elementary school children in under-resourced classrooms to develop their conversational English language abilities to pursue better educational and career opportunities later. The goals of this program are to provide free English language lessons to the children, expose them to native English speakers to help develop their pronunciation and conversational skills, and engage in intercultural exchange.

While you do not need background experience to sign up, if you have teaching qualifications, you’ll have the chance to teach other subjects such as math or science to the children. Completing a TEFL course prior to signing up will help you better prepare for this program. You must have an understanding of Spanish to be able to communicate effectively with the teachers and students.

Arrival and Orientation

Once you arrive to San Jose, local staff will pick you up at the airport and take you to your designated project location, where you’ll receive an orientation covering the volunteering placement, the local surroundings, and who you will be working with during your stay. You’ll also learn about local customs, travel, rules and recommendations, and what to expect from your volunteer experience. After that, you will be taken to your project site, meet the project supervisor, and learn all about what you will be doing as a volunteer.

Accommodations

During your stay in San Ramon, you will live with a host family who will provide you with traditional Costa Rican breakfast and dinner each day. Your home will have a comfortable bed, as well as a hot shower and modern bathroom. Wifi is provided at most homes, and depending on the time of the year, you may share a room with other volunteers.

Field Conditions

Located in the city of San Ramon, you will be in the Cordillera de Tilarán mountains 1,057 meters above sea level and only a 50-minute drive from San Jose.

During your stay, you will be able to:

- Help the teacher with planned lessons and activities

- Assist with teaching a variety of subjects

- Help children improve their conversational English skills

- Play games and read to the children in English

- Teach hygiene and life skills

- Help the children with their projects and school work

You can expect to work Monday to Friday each week at least four to six hours a day, with your typical schedule looking like this:

8:00am Breakfast

8:30am Walk or bus to project site

9:00am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

9:15am Volunteering duties start, with a tea break and lunch break included throughout the day

2:00pm Volunteering duties end

2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

2:30pm Walk or bus back to accommodation

During your evenings, you will have free time to relax, enjoy dinner, and explore the area.

Your Impact

During your stay on this program, you will be able to help in a variety of ways. The school that you will work with provides free English language lessons to children, which will help with their higher education and career prospects later on. Learning language skills from native speakers is a great way to improve pronunciation and conversational abilities, allowing the students to speak more fluently.

Location

San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • Where you will be volunteering
    San Ramon, Costa Rica

    Volunteers will be teaching English to children in a school.

  • Where you'll be staying
    San Ramon, Costa Rica

    Volunteers will be staying with a host family.

  • Nearest Airport
    Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), San Jose, Costa Rica

Cost

The program fees listed includes the $299 registration fee.

2 Weeks
12 Weeks
2 Weeks

$1008 USD

What’s Included

  • Certificate of completion (on request)

  • Dedicated pre-departure support

  • Project placement & onsite supervision

  • 24/7 local support network

  • Food & meals (as specified above)

  • Accommodation (as specified above)

  • Orientation & full safety briefing

  • Airport pick-up on arrival

What’s Not Included

  • Return airport transfer (unless mentioned above)

  • In-country trips and excursions

  • Local transport

  • Spending money

  • Additional foods and snacks

  • Travel insurance

  • Vaccinations

  • Visas

  • Airfare

Project Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs typically start every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Organization

A top volunteering organization recognized worldwide, Love Volunteers (LV) has been placing volunteers across several countries since 2009. At Love Volunteers, there is deep commitment towards making a lasting difference in developing communities and offering hope to both human and animal life.

Ever since launching this venture, Love Volunteers remains committed to providing transparent and cost-effective volunteering. LV has over 120 projects in 34 countries worldwide, placing over 20,000 volunteers since inception. Based in New Zealand, LV’s team has people who love and live for adventure. This team takes much pride and joy in working hard to deliver top-level assistance, as well as delivering life-altering volunteer experiences.

The name says it all, but the people ensure there’s much more behind that name. Love Volunteers ensure volunteers get top treatment from locals while making sure they get invaluable experiences that last a lifetime. Join LV’s cause, and you can have those moments you can tell your children and grandchildren about!

Reviews (55)

Diana

Jun 10, 2018

I am inclined to believe that these perfect 5 star reviews are fake. I recently returned from a trip organized by this agency and it was a mess. Not only was I taken advantage of financially but when I reached out to love volunteers they could care less and in ... +more

Mikela Kring

Apr 27, 2018

I was a medical volunteer in Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal.
I am a pre-med graduate from Denmark meaning that I had no previous hands-on experience.
But I still got to observe, participate and help so many people. It was wonderful, challenging, educational and eye-opening. I learned so much ...
+more

Lisa Sloan

Apr 05, 2018

This year was my third placement through Love Volunteers and they are just the best! All of the arrangements they have made have been perfect. They check in frequently to make sure their volunteers are safe and happy, and they take time to ask for feedback regarding the placement. I ... +more

John

Apr 01, 2018

I had a fantastic time volunteering for an NGO in Cambodia working to support rural communities in adopting sustainable farming practices. I felt like I was helping to make a genuine difference in the lives of disadvantaged families and had great opportunities to have some experiences I would never have ... +more

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