Because many Costa Rican schools are overcrowded, students often only have lessons for half a day. As a way of keeping them occupied for the rest of the day, community centers help to offer further education and games, helping to provide meaningful activities instead of leaving them to their own devices. Childcare volunteers can go a long way to supplementing local staff efforts, as it can be a very busy time catering for many children.
You’ll be volunteering with children from a range of ages up until 13 years old. Your role is to help local staff in a hands-on role in providing much-needed support in general activities. Much of the time is spent outside, as classrooms are often small and crowded.
Your tasks can include working one-on-one with the children, organizing games and activities, providing education around hygiene and assisting with homework. The majority of the volunteer work is focused on working with children from low income and immigrant communities in Costa Rica that are facing social issues in regards to poverty, homelessness, and unemployment.
You aren’t required to have experience in childcare or education to take part in this project, as you will be working closely alongside local placement staff.Apply now