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Costa Rica Costa Rica: CECUDI Manitas y Sonrisas (Child Care) (CRC-01)

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01/01/2019   -   20/03/2022

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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
4
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 3 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
You will be picked up by our driver
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

Description:
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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

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).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Price per month:
$300 plus $50 Onetime Fee
Price per day:
$10
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.

Anforderungen

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:
ACI Fee
Weeks Socio Camps
1 to 4 $250
5 to 8 $350
9 to 12 $450
13 + $550

Costa Rica Costa Rica: HOSPITAL DE NIÑOS (Child Care) (CRC-03)

Termine

02/01/2019   -   21/03/2022

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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
4
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 4 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The Hospital de Niños is the most important institution in the whole country for
children’s health care. Its staff is constituted by the most experienced pediatricians and
surgeons specialized on children. As a consequence, the hospital receives babies,
children and teenagers up to the age of 18 from all over the country and from all social
backgrounds. The volunteering opportunities at the hospital are arranged by the
“Asociación de Damas Voluntarias”, a group of women who give love, support and care
to children in recovery process from surgeries or treatment and who collaborate with
some other general activities in the hospital. Volunteers will work only with children
and will not do activities related to medicine.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• To accompany bedridden children
• To play with the children (in the playground area)
• To accompany children and hospital staff to the examination places
• To help the teachers in the hospital (assist in classes, preparing material)
• To help in some other areas of the hospital such as the laundry
• To assist in specific activities assigned by the hospital staff in accordance with
the volunteer’s specific skills

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

San José is the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica and the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the center of the country, specifically on the intervolcanic plateau called Central Valley, and contained entirely by the canton of the same name. Its metropolitan area with approximately 3 million inhabitants makes San José the most important political, economic and social center of Costa Rican territory, as well as the main hub for transport and telecommunications. Culturally it can be considered almost in its totality with European influence that gave it Spanish and Italian immigration from its colonization, an influence also imported from France and Belgium, where it generally studied the privileged class of the country in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. This can be seen in the distribution of the city that grew around the current cathedral and later in the architecture of it.

The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Only women are accepted in the Project** No men
Project Fee: $50 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 1 week at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Only female volunteers are accepted
• To enjoy being with children
• To be really responsible
• To be aware to work with sick (or sometimes dying) children
• To have a basic to intermediate Spanish level
• To be sociable
• To have lots of initiative
• To be respectful towards the rules of the institution
Schedule for the volunteer:
From Monday to Friday 5-7 hours a day. Starting at 9:00am

Costa Rica Costa Rica: HOGAR DE ANCIANOS CARLOS MARIA ULLOA (Elderly Home) (CRC-04)

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01/02/2019   -   21/03/2022

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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The aim of Carlos Maria home is to provide the elderly with a place for recreation and special
attention. The center organizes games, handicraft, and many other activities. It also
provides the residents with a place to live during the whole year. This center tries to
offer different activities to the elderly, such as: handicraft, exercises, cooking classes
etc.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
Volunteer tasks are mainly related to accompanying and sharing with the residents:
• Take part in activities with them such as exercises or workshops (sewing,
cooking, handicraft, etc.)
• The volunteer could also organize new activities for them or Help with cleaning
or cooking at the center
• Helping during the meals
• The volunteer could assist with medical cares or Playing with the elderly people
• Assisting the physiotherapist

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

San José is the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica and the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the center of the country, specifically on the intervolcanic plateau called Central Valley, and contained entirely by the canton of the same name. Its metropolitan area with approximately 3 million inhabitants makes San José the most important political, economic and social center of Costa Rican territory, as well as the main hub for transport and telecommunications. Culturally it can be considered almost in its totality with European influence that gave it Spanish and Italian immigration from its colonization, an influence also imported from France and Belgium, where it generally studied the privileged class of the country in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. This can be seen in the distribution of the city that grew around the current cathedral and later in the architecture of it.

The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $50 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Intermediate Spanish level
• Patience and tolerance
• Be creative
• Be willing to work with elderly people
• Be independent, have initiative and be prepared to do many different things
• Respect the rules of the Institution

Schedule for the volunteer:
From Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Costa Rica Costa Rica: FUNDACIÓN MARÍA (Elderly Home) (CRC-05)

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01/02/2019   -   21/03/2022

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USD 450 ist nach der Annahme zu zahlen.

Hinweis: Gesamtgebühr kann je nach Bankzinssatz variieren.
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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

This organization aims to provide a quality service to elderly people who require it as
a result of their situation either of poverty or disability, by means of comprehensive
care in an appropriate setting according to current guidelines.

Possible tasks for the volunteer:
The tasks are mainly related to providing company and sharing experiences with the
residents.
• Talk with the elderly people in order to get to know their likes, needs, health
and to benefit from their advice and experience
• Participating in activities such as exercise or workshops (sewing, cooking, arts
and crafts etc.)
• Coordinate some activities with the health professionals who are working in the
institution
• Help during meals to serve the elderly people

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

Santo Domingo de Heredia is located around 111 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $50 per week /
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

A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Must be eighteen years or older. Gender, civil status, race and social/economic
status do not matter.
• Must be presentable, have good personal hygiene, good conversational skills
and treat the residents with respect.
• Basic level of Spanish
• Patience and tolerance
• Be prepared to work with elderly people and to participate enthusiastically
effectively.
• Be independent, have initiative and be prepared to complete many different
tasks
• Possess a mindset of solidarity and be prepared to give a generous commitment
to fulfil your potential whilst respecting and actively defending the dignity of the
resident and allowing the personal development of each resident with empathy
and patience.

Costa Rica Costa Rica: Centro Integral Infantil Manos Amigas (Child Care) (CRC-02)

Termine

01/02/2019   -   21/03/2022

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
3
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 2 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

El Centro Integral Infantil Manos Amigas is an Institution which takes care of 30 children and their families from the very poor areas of San José. This center aims to cover the three fundamental areas of education, health, nutrition and psychological health which are essential for the integral development of any human being. They give them food and care as well; Kid’s ages vary from 0 to 6 years. They also organize night patrols to give food to homeless people in San José. /
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6 to 7 hours per day. Weekends are free.

Possible tasks for the volunteer:

  • Assisting the nannies in charge of the children.

  • Helping the teachers to create different didactic materials.

  • Supporting the special activities of the centre.

  • Cleaning after the children leave.

  • If the volunteer has initiative and the skills they can also ask for permission to set up their own activities at the centre such as:

  • Games, songs, etc.

  • Foreign language classes (e.g. English lessons)

  • Workshops (music, art, etc.)

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteer will live in a host family.
3 meals per day are included.

Lage und Freizeit

San José is the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica and the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the center of the country, specifically on the intervolcanic plateau called Central Valley, and contained entirely by the canton of the same name. Its metropolitan area with approximately 3 million inhabitants makes San José the most important political, economic and social center of Costa Rican territory, as well as the main hub for transport and telecommunications. Culturally it can be considered almost in its totality with European influence that gave it Spanish and Italian immigration from its colonization, an influence also imported from France and Belgium, where it generally studied the privileged class of the country in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. This can be seen in the distribution of the city that grew around the current cathedral and later in the architecture of it.

Your host family will be located close to the project, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit NGO that promotes and runs programs of intercultural learning and international volunteering with young people from all corners of the world, guiding them in their participation in social and ecological projects and helping them to gain new perspectives of the world. In Costa Rica we run several different volunteering programs: sending and receiving, short-term and long-term, for groups and for individuals. We are an active member of ICYE – International Cultural Youth Exchange – a federation of NGOs with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and representation on five continents through its partner organizations and committees. ICYE has been declared an International Peace Messenger by the United Nations for its contributions to intercultural learning.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $75 per week /
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

A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

ACI Fee:
1 to 4 weeks $250 /
5 to 8 weeks $350 /
9 to 12 weeks $450 /
13+ weeks $550 /

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:

• Patience, sensitive and tolerance.
• Have initiative to teach his or her language to the kids.
• Self-starter person.
• To be independent and to have lots of initiative.
• Ready and able to play games with the children.
• Responsible.
• Punctual.
• Good attitude.
• Use of cellphone is prohibited in working hours.
• Get along with kids.

Costa Rica Costa Rica: HOGAR SOL (Children’s Shelter) (CRC-06)

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01/02/2019   -   21/03/2022

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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
3
Immer noch Platz für
1 Male + 2 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

Hogar Sol is a non-profit organization (NGO) in charge of taking care and protecting
children in social risk and vulnerability.
They are working in cooperation with the Costa Rican government and it was founded
in 1990. In the institution, they protect children in abandonment, which suffered
physical, psychological or sexual abuse. They give to them everything they need, such
as social and educative attention, love and care.
This institution works with children from 0 until 12 years old and is located in Higuito,
a poor area of Desamparados, San José.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• Taking care and playing with the children
• Helping the children with their homework.
• Assisting teachers giving classes
• Organizing workshops for the children: sports, art and culture.
• Helping the staff with cooking, cleaning and organizing
• Go with the staff and children to doctors’ offices etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

The house family is located around 3km from the center of Desamparados, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $50 per week /
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

A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Patience
• Tolerance
• Awareness that you will work with traumatized children
• Respecting the instructions and rules of the institution
• No drugs, no smoking
• Dress appropriately and comfortable (wear always long pants)

Schedule for the volunteer:
From Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 4:00pm

Costa Rica Costa Rica: ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL CENTENO GUELL (PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SCHOOL) (CRC-07)

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15/03/2019   -   04/04/2022

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Alter
18 - 70
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
2
Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

This is a public primary school that takes cares of children with disabilities in three
different areas: physical, visual, auditory or mental. The school is financed by the
government, and the school year begins in mid-February and lasts until December.
There are two months of holidays at the end of the year as well as 15 days during July.
For this reason it is recommended that volunteers do not apply for work in January-
February-July and December. There about 200 children in the school, aged from 7 to
12 years old, as well as some teenagers who also study here. There are 25 teachers and
administrative staff who work in the different areas of the school.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• Assisting the teachers in the classrooms
• Assisting in activities for the children
• Assisting the therapists
• Some paper work and maybe translations for the office
• Preparing material
• Assisting in music and sports lessons
• Supporting the children in self-development

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $75 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Basic Spanish Level (if the volunteer does not speak Spanish, it´s recommended
that he/she takes at least 4 weeks of Spanish classes by ACI-CR)
• To love children and be ready to work with disabled children
• To be dynamic, have initiative and creativity
• To be available to support the teachers
• Knowledge of first aid (not 100% necessary but recommended)
• Knowledge of Sign Language LESCO (Recommended). They will teach you how
to use it
• Ability to deal with emergency situations
• Patience and tolerance

Costa Rica Costa Rica: MARIPOSARIO SPIROGYRA (BUTTERFLY GARDEN) (CRC-16)

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Alter
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Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
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Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The Jardin de Mariposas Spirogyra is located just 10min out of the center of San José,
the capital of Costa Rica, and in the last bit of forest of the metropolitan area: a little
tropical paradise in the city center. It is also a shelter for a big number of little
mammals, reptiles, insects, birds, and, of course, butterflies. In the 350m2 farm,
visitors can see several of Costa Rica’s most beautiful species of butterflies and observe
them in every state of their lives.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
Depending on the volunteer’s preferences, different tasks can be given, for example:
• Gardening tasks: weed and cut the plants, maintain the compost, clean the
benches in the garden, make sure the larves have enough food, maintain the
feeding spots for the butterflies, watch out for the safety of the turtles, take
care of the waterfall and the orchids, etc.
• Guide’s tasks: Hold the information speeches for tourists and visitors about the
environment and the importance of butterflies in our ecosystem; maintain the
farm and the feeding spots of butterflies, turtles and colibris in a good state, etc.
• Lab tasks: Keep it clean and organized, collect the plants to feed the larves, clean
the drawers with water and chlorine, keep the materials in their respective
spots, etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $75 per week /
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Eco Camps
1 to 4 $150
5 to 8 $250
9 to 12 $350
13 + $450
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Requirements:
• Interest in nature and the environment
• Willing to work with insects
• Bring appropriate clothing (boots, poncho, etc.)
• Respect the rules of the institution

Costa Rica Costa Rica: TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH (WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER) (CRC-15)

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Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
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2 Male + 2 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and when possible,
release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation,
education and research so a brighter tomorrow is promised to the incredible animals
of Costa Rica´s rainforests.
The Toucan Rescue Ranch was established in 2004 by Leslie Howle and Jorge Murillo
as a rescue centre for toucans and other birds. Nonetheless, the rescue centre quickly
expanded to owls and other wildlife. In 2007, a baby sloth, Millie, arrived and was
solely in Leslie and Jorge´s care. Millie is initially what transformed the Toucan Rescue
into a wildlife rescue. Leslie and Jorge work as a team alongside a small staff, caring for
resident rescues and new arrivals.
The goals of the organization are:
• To establish a captive breeding program for all six species of Costa Rican toucans
• To accept, evaluate and treat rescued and decommissioned animals in need.
• To rehabilitate and release injured wildlife back to its natural environment.
• Provide educational programs, research sites and facilities.
• Provide volunteer opportunities for local, national and international individuals.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
All volunteers start the day chopping fruit and vegetables for the day´s feedings.
Depending on the number and chopping skills of the volunteers, this can take a few
hours. When the food is ready, they move on to other activities. The activities vary
depending on the current needs of the ranch and the volunteer’s skills and personality.
• Feed the wildlife (including food preparation)
• Cleaning enclosures
• Enclosure enrichment
• Help with yard maintenance
• Office work
• Start a project a show initiative

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

The host family is located around 7 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $145 per week /
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Socio Camps
1 to 4 $150
5 to 8 $250
9 to 12 $350
13 + $450
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Please note that acceptance is subject to availability and a Skype-Form interview.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interested of the volunteer:
• One month time commitment, not less
• Approve the Skype interview with the project manager (basic questions)
• Tetanus vaccine
• MUST be interested in working with animals

Costa Rica Costa Rica: ASVO (SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION) (CRC-13)

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Alter
18 - 65
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
3 Male + 3 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The sea turtle conservation program is a scientific-based conservation activity in which
the organizations involved try to increase the amount of sea turtle hatchings in order
to give higher survival rates.
The camps are located within walking distances from the beach. Apart from the sea
turtles, you will also have high chances of seeing tropical birds, iguanas and monkeys.
The main goal of these projects is to help the recovering of sea turtle populations. The
species of sea turtles that you can find on these beaches are: Leatherback, Olive riddle,
Hawksbill, Green and Logger Head, depending on which project and season you visit.
Note: ASVO decides, if the volunteer goes to Montezuma project or to Buena Vista!
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• To patrol at night
• To build and supervise hatcheries
• To count baby turtles and to release them
• To assist in the collecting of scientific data
• To maintain infrastructure
• To clean the beach

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

ASVO Buenavista: Currently the project has a wood rustic lodge consisting of a common enclosure for volunteers on the second floor, kitchen and dining space. Outside it has 2 bathrooms
and 2 toilets. It has water and showers. It has no electricity service. It has a solar panel
in which you can charge your cell phone once a day. There is not Wifi.
ASVO Montezuma:The place is a building (normal house) with rooms, it has electricity, potable water and a phone. There is Wifi.

Lage und Freizeit

ASVO Buena Vista: Buena Vista is located in Samara Beach on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Guanacaste, in South Pacific.
ASVO Montezuma: Montezuma beach is located on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Puntarenas and belongs to the conservation area of Tempisque.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Projects Fee: $175 per week /
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Socio Camps
1 to 4 $150
5 to 8 $250
9 to 12 $350
13 + $450
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Volunteers’ requirements:
• Volunteers are needed with a strong desire for collaboration, good attitude,
excellent physical condition and adaptability to coexist with utilities, those
volunteers who have prior knowledge in biology or conservation of turtles (not
a must) are preferred, it considered an advantage if staff has expertise in
construction or carpentry.
• Basic Level of Spanish

Costa Rica Costa Rica: VERDIAZUL (SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION) (CRC-14)

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Gebühr

EUR 398 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

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Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
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Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.. Arrival of the volunteers to the project only on Tuesdays. They have to arrive to Costa Rica Saturday or Sunday to have the orientation meeting on Monday and then travel to the project on Tuesday.

Arbeit

The Verdiazul Life Association (AVIVE) is an independent non-governmental non-profit group born in 2010. The goal is to ensure the conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well-being of communities which depend on them. Verdiazul attempts to reduce the poaching of turtle eggs. They take care of the pacific leatherback turtles (CBP) at Junquillal Beach in order to ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles. /
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
 Doing (night) patrols along the beach and searching for nesting sites for turtles
 Watching the hatchery (egg monitoring)
 To ensure that born hatchlings won´t die before reaching the sea
 Supporting the reforestation program and the assimilation program in order to adapt to climate change
 Planting trees (mainly in the dry season)
 Helping with cooking
 Cleaning the surroundings (keeping the beach clean in order to diminish waste

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers will stay in the “main lodge”, and in high season (December-March) there is an additional volunteer´s house down the road. The rooms are gender-separated. There´s electricity, good wi-fi signal, hammocks, a common area to play and to eat.
3 meals per day are included.

Lage und Freizeit

The headquarter is located in Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo. Junquillal is a very important breeding area for endangered leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), black (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras (Lepidochelys olivacea). /

Schedule for the volunteer: 6-8 hours a day (depending on tasks), 5 days a week. Weekends are off. There are always other volunteers staying in Verdiazul.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit NGO that promotes and runs programs of intercultural learning and international volunteering with young people from all corners of the world, guiding them in their participation in social and ecological projects and helping them to gain new perspectives of the world. In Costa Rica we run several different volunteering programs: sending and receiving, short-term and long-term, for groups and for individuals. We are an active member of ICYE – International Cultural Youth Exchange – a federation of NGOs with its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and representation on five continents through its partner organizations and committees. ICYE has been declared an International Peace Messenger by the United Nations for its contributions to intercultural learning.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office..
Arrival of the volunteers to the project only on Tuesdays. They have to arrive to Costa Rica Saturday or Sunday to have the orientation meeting on Monday and then travel to the project on Tuesday.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $175 per week /
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Eco Camps
1 to 4 $150
5 to 8 $250
9 to 12 $350
13 + $450
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

ACI Fee:
1 to 4 weeks $150 /
5 to 8 weeks $250 /
9 to 12 weeks $350 /
13+ weeks $450 /

Required skills and interests etc. of the volunteer:
• Good physical condition
• Basic knowledge of Spanish as foreign language
• Older than 18 years
• Be willing to work and learn,
• Be proactive and dynamic
• Have strong environmental values
• Love nature
• Willing to collaborate in outdoor activities and field work
• Work at least for 15 days
• Medical and travel insurance required
• Willingness to live in rural and simple accommodation
• In case that you are a professional, resume must be also present with the application form
• Cover own travel costs such as transportation, hostel (for the first days after your arrival), personal items and international insurance
• Bring mid-height footwear for gardening work

Costa Rica Costa Rica: ANAMPE (PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES) (CRC-08)

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Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

Anampe is a center for multiple attention for exceptional people and is classified by a
great diversity of disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, West Syndrome, San Felipo
Syndrome, Autistic Persons, People with Asperger, Moderate, severe, mild mental
retardation, psychological or mental problems, among others.
The community of Anampe consists out of youths, adults and adolescents who have
gone through difficult events in their lives, such as abandonment, abuse, drug
addiction, among others, from an age of 19 to 61 years.
Anampe has a group of professionals in four different areas. Those are: Occupational
Therapy, Industrial Arts, Home Education and Special Education. There are many
different activities occurring in Anampe such as days of recreation and sports, where
all the teachers meet at a strategic point and work with the group through outdoor
activities, recreational exercises, dance, movements or group work. Moreover, there
are schedules of assistance with the teachers every day of the week, where the work
together with the teacher carrying out projects, developing skills, performing playful
activities of fine and gross motor growth, among others.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• Hand out lunches and coffee or bread at coffee time.
• Help with cleaning tables and floors after lunch or coffee.
• Help with the arrangement of chairs in special activities for the population to
accommodate.
• Help with the cleaning of the house.
• Help in the kitchen with the preparation of the meal, cleaning of dishes.
If the volunteer has the initiative and skills, he can also ask permission to set up own
activities at the center, such as:
• Games, songs, etc.
• Playful activities
• Workshops (music, art, etc.)
• Foreign language classes (for example English classes)
• Classes of Lesco (sign language used in Costa Rica)

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

Santo Domingo is located around 8 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $75 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Initiative
• Desire to work
• Peacefulness with the population
• Vocation to help people and intercourse with people with disabilities
• Appropriate clothing to work with closed and low shoes, comfortable clothes.

Costa Rica Costa Rica: ESCUELA DE SAN FRANCISCO DE PENAS BLANCAS (PUBLIC SCHOOL) (CRC-18)

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2 Male + 2 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The public schools which the Socio Camps program works with are located in several
middle and low-middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13
years, which go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary
school.
The schools’ curriculum and activities usually includes all the basic subjects (Spanish,
Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a
foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion
classes.
English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most
valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level)
as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge
or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, he/she can
organize additional activities independently.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• To assist the teachers in the classroom
• To help create didactic material
• To support in the special activities of the school
• To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks
• To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids
• To help children with their homework

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

San Francisco is located around 7 km from the center of La Fortuna, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $75 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

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 an intermediate to advance Spanish level (WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST
2 WEEKS OF SPANISH CLASSES)

Costa Rica Costa Rica: BIOLOGICAL RESERVE OF FUDEBIOL (CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS) (CRC-09)

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Alter
18 - 65
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
3 Male + 3 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

This is a grass roots organization located in the small village of Quebradas, which is
located near to the town of San Isidro in El General Valley. This valley is surrounded by
high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte (3491 meters above sea level) and the
highest mountain of Costa Rica, Chirripó at 3820 meters.
The town of Quebradas was founded by farmers. Today, many people work in the
closest town, San Isidro. They also make a living from agricultural products such as
coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables.
The Biological Center of Quebradas is managed by FUDEBIOL (Fundación para el
Desarrollo del Centro Biológico Las Quebradas), which is a non-profit grass roots
organization launched in 1989. Their mission is to stop the deforestation of the
Quebradas River basin, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San
Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón. In the Center, they have also built an
educational hub. The project site is located 3km uphill from the community of
Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• To maintain the garden of medical plants
• To maintain the (Butterfly) Garden
• To maintain the channel around the lagoon
• To maintain the trails inside the Reserve
• To clean and to maintain green areas
• To make new informative wooden signs for the trails
• To plant flowers and trees and others on the access road
• To paint and to maintain the buildings

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

Quebradas de San Isidro is located around 6 km from the center of San Isidro, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $87,50 per week /
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
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• To be in good physical conditions
• To work on hard duties such as constructing and maintaining of trails
• To live under simple conditions and be willing to eat the typical food, probably
rice and beans with other local vegetables everyday (the volunteer will receive
three meals a day)
• To be ready to walk uphill for 50 minutes every morning in order to get to the
project and walk back to the host family in town after finishing work every
afternoon

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Alter
18 - 65
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
6
Immer noch Platz für
3 Male + 3 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Spanisch, Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Volunteer will be picked up by the ACI driver.
Treffpunkt
Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Arbeit

The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that
combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a
protected area that is administered by a small community which directly benefits from
it.
Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the
community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a
visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and
professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainabledevelopment
projects.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• Most work is done along with the crew of the Reserve on:
• To maintain and to create trails
• To repair infrastructure
• To help with the reforestation project of the local high school
• To assist at the main office in town with reservations and translations
• If you stay for a longer period and have specific skills you may also help with
research going on at the Reserve.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project.
3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Lage und Freizeit

The host family is located around 3 km from the center of Santa Elena, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

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.

Treffpunkt

Next day after arrival at 10:00am in the ACI Office.

Weitere Infos

Project Fee: $87,50 per week / Pus $15 per transportation per week
Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI:
Weeks Socio Camps
1 to 4 $150
5 to 8 $250
9 to 12 $350
13 + $450
A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

Anforderungen

Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• Be in good physical conditions
• To work on hard duties such as maintaining of trails
• Willing to work on one side in the natures and to get wet and dirty and on the
other side to work in the office
• Be able to work in a foreign country and adapt to a different culture
• To have the maturity to work following the internal rules in a responsible way