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Make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children in the town of Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The local school district suffers from a shortage of teachers, and this is where you as a volunteer will come in. You will assist teachers at the school by planning and giving general education lessons both in Spanish and in English, and providing them with support in their extra-curricular responsibilities, including arts and crafts, environmental education and sports. This is a challenging but immensely rewarding project to be involved in, and since you’ll be living close to the most idyllic beaches on Earth and rainforests teeming with wildlife, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to soak up all of nature’s beauty and indulge your taste for adventure in your spare time.

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As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Learn Spanish by being immersed in a Hispanophone society.
  • See the positive impact you’re having on underprivileged children by providing them with the attention and care they need in order to succeed in school, and to finish their primary and secondary education.
  • Help out local teachers by supporting them in their tasks.
  • Gain experience in hands-on childcare by teaching and playing games with local schoolchildren.
  • Give lessons in areas as diverse as English, arts and crafts, environmental education and sports.
  • Contribute to long-term, sustainable educational programs.
  • Keep in shape through the active sports programs you give children.
  • Meet like-minded volunteers.
  • Live in a safe, convenient town that’s geared for tourists, and is close to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural attractions.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Child and Orphan Care Teaching & Education
Priced From Priced From
US$ 1790 |
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Dates & rates

Priced From
US$ 1790 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1790
4 Weeks USD 2290
6 Weeks USD 2790
8 Weeks USD 3290
10 Weeks USD 3790
12 Weeks USD 4290

Project Start Dates

This project begins every second Saturday throughout the year - please enquire for specific start dates and availability.

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Work & Impacts

Teaching

TEACHING

You will be planning and giving your own lessons to children in the school in which you are placed. Subjects include English, general education and environmental awareness.

Assisting teachers

ASSISTING TEACHERS

You will provide in-classroom support to Quepos’s teachers during their own classes, so that there are more teachers per student in each class. This is a key way to improve children’s performance in school, especially in disadvantaged communities.

Leading extramural activities

LEADING EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

Sport is an important focus in this program, as it is vital for children’s development and their self-esteem, while also encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle as they grow up. You will be very active in this part of the program, and can expect to give sessions on everything from games of hide-and-seek to football.

 

Encouraging environmental awareness

ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Costa Rica is home to the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, and its government places a lot of emphasis on progressive environmental policies. As such, it is vital for local communities to understand the importance of looking after the environment, and to be aware of the ways in which they can conserve the Earth’s precious natural resources. As a volunteer, you will educate the community in Quepos to care for the environment and will contribute to sustainable environmental awareness initiatives for the future.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Visit manuel antonio national park

VISIT MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

Many visitors to Quepos are here for the sole purpose of accessing Manuel Antonio. The protected area boasts incredibly diverse wildlife, fun hiking trails and spectacular beaches. You can’t leave Quepos without spending a weekend exploring this perfect little slice of nature.

Get wet

GET WET

Opportunities to snorkel, dive, surf, sail and go white-water rafting abound on this part of Costa Rica’s coast. The Naranjo River can get pretty wild at certain times of year and rafting it is a great way to get the adrenalin pumping!

Visit the butterfly botanical gardens

VISIT THE BUTTERFLY BOTANICAL GARDENS

 See an eye-opening collection of butterflies in this incredible location – the Gardens even offer nightwalks!

Shop till you stop to eat

SHOP TILL YOU STOP.... TO EAT

Quepos is a charming town that is geared to tourists. The locals are friendly (as you’ll discover when you start teaching them) and welcoming, and you’ll enjoy browsing through the local shops. There are also some decent restaurants in town for when you want to take a break and watch the world go by while having a bite to eat.

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ABOUT QUEPOS

About quepos

About the Destination

Quepos is in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, home to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a bustling town with all the amenities you could need, and its nightlife is pretty vibrant. There are a number of decent restaurants, and public transport is readily available and easy to navigate. The town is safe and, especially if you can speak a little Spanish, you won’t have any problem finding your way around.

Your accommodation will be shared with your fellow volunteers in Quepos, sharing duties such as preparing dinner as a group. You will develop strong friendships with one another, as you are united in your goal to make a difference.

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Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

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Volunteer with Children in Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required

Make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children in the town of Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The local school district suffers from a shortage of teachers, and this is where you as a volunteer will come in. You will assist teachers at the school by planning and giving general education lessons both in Spanish and in English, and providing them with support in their extra-curricular responsibilities, including arts and crafts, environmental education and sports. This is a challenging but immensely rewarding project to be involved in, and since you’ll be living close to the most idyllic beaches on Earth and rainforests teeming with wildlife, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to soak up all of nature’s beauty and indulge your taste for adventure in your spare time.

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As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Learn Spanish by being immersed in a Hispanophone society.
  • See the positive impact you’re having on underprivileged children by providing them with the attention and care they need in order to succeed in school, and to finish their primary and secondary education.
  • Help out local teachers by supporting them in their tasks.
  • Gain experience in hands-on childcare by teaching and playing games with local schoolchildren.
  • Give lessons in areas as diverse as English, arts and crafts, environmental education and sports.
  • Contribute to long-term, sustainable educational programs.
  • Keep in shape through the active sports programs you give children.
  • Meet like-minded volunteers.
  • Live in a safe, convenient town that’s geared for tourists, and is close to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful natural attractions.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Child and Orphan Care Teaching & Education
Priced From Priced From
US$ 1790 |
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
US$ 1790 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2 Weeks USD 1790
4 Weeks USD 2290
6 Weeks USD 2790
8 Weeks USD 3290
10 Weeks USD 3790
12 Weeks USD 4290

Project Start Dates

This project begins every second Saturday throughout the year - please enquire for specific start dates and availability.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Teaching

TEACHING

You will be planning and giving your own lessons to children in the school in which you are placed. Subjects include English, general education and environmental awareness.

Assisting teachers

ASSISTING TEACHERS

You will provide in-classroom support to Quepos’s teachers during their own classes, so that there are more teachers per student in each class. This is a key way to improve children’s performance in school, especially in disadvantaged communities.

Leading extramural activities

LEADING EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITIES

Sport is an important focus in this program, as it is vital for children’s development and their self-esteem, while also encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle as they grow up. You will be very active in this part of the program, and can expect to give sessions on everything from games of hide-and-seek to football.

 

Encouraging environmental awareness

ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Costa Rica is home to the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, and its government places a lot of emphasis on progressive environmental policies. As such, it is vital for local communities to understand the importance of looking after the environment, and to be aware of the ways in which they can conserve the Earth’s precious natural resources. As a volunteer, you will educate the community in Quepos to care for the environment and will contribute to sustainable environmental awareness initiatives for the future.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Visit manuel antonio national park

VISIT MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

Many visitors to Quepos are here for the sole purpose of accessing Manuel Antonio. The protected area boasts incredibly diverse wildlife, fun hiking trails and spectacular beaches. You can’t leave Quepos without spending a weekend exploring this perfect little slice of nature.

Get wet

GET WET

Opportunities to snorkel, dive, surf, sail and go white-water rafting abound on this part of Costa Rica’s coast. The Naranjo River can get pretty wild at certain times of year and rafting it is a great way to get the adrenalin pumping!

Visit the butterfly botanical gardens

VISIT THE BUTTERFLY BOTANICAL GARDENS

 See an eye-opening collection of butterflies in this incredible location – the Gardens even offer nightwalks!

Shop till you stop to eat

SHOP TILL YOU STOP.... TO EAT

Quepos is a charming town that is geared to tourists. The locals are friendly (as you’ll discover when you start teaching them) and welcoming, and you’ll enjoy browsing through the local shops. There are also some decent restaurants in town for when you want to take a break and watch the world go by while having a bite to eat.

Back to Top

ABOUT QUEPOS

About quepos

About the Destination

Quepos is in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, home to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a bustling town with all the amenities you could need, and its nightlife is pretty vibrant. There are a number of decent restaurants, and public transport is readily available and easy to navigate. The town is safe and, especially if you can speak a little Spanish, you won’t have any problem finding your way around.

Your accommodation will be shared with your fellow volunteers in Quepos, sharing duties such as preparing dinner as a group. You will develop strong friendships with one another, as you are united in your goal to make a difference.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

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