The “Centro de Atención y Desarrollo Infantil de San Pablo is an organization that
provides a quality service to children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who come
from families in extreme poverty, poverty and the middle class of the San Pablo de
Heredia area. It is based on constructivist methodology and promotes equality
between men and women as well as core values for personal development.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• To assist staff with everyday tasks
• To play games with the children
• To help with mealtimes
• To assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.
Allotjament i manutenció
The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.
Ubicació i activitats de lleure
Heredia is a province of Costa Rica, located in the north-central part of the country. To the north it borders Nicaragua, to the east with the province of Limón, to the south with the province of San José and to the west with the province of Alajuela.
Its temperature ranges from warm and humid in the north of the province, to cold climate in its mountainous areas and temperate zones in the Central Valley area. The capital of the province is the city of Heredia, known as the "City of Flowers." This city is located 10 kilometers from the capital of Costa Rica, the city of San José, and 12 kilometers from the city of Alajuela.
The province of Heredia is rich in colonial tradition. Within its modernism, it is perceived, for its old adobe houses with the roofed roofs and its Spanish architecture, a singular extension of colonial elements. From a point of view of popular culture and folklore, Heredia is called the Province of Flowers, not only because of the presence or cultivation of flowers, but because of the reference to the large number of people with the surname "Flores".
San Pablo is located around 7 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).
ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens.
ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants.
Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations.
ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union.
The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.
Punt de trobada
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.
Price per month:
$300 plus $50 Onetime Fee
Price per day:
Minimum stay of 4 weeks.
Please arrive to Costa Rica 3 days before you start the project. The third day you will
start in the Project. Cecudi receives volunteers all the week.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.
Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• To enjoy working with children
• To be patient and tolerant
• To be sociable
• To have a lot of initiative
• To be respectful towards the rules of the institution
• To have a basic Spanish level
• To be a good example for the children: appropriately dressed
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Socio Camps
1 to 4 $250
5 to 8 $350
9 to 12 $450
13 + $550