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spanish students with kids from the Costa Rica Caribbean coast

 


ICLC is able to send a request to the following places

  • National Parks: is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that coordinates the national and international volunteer work. They carry out various programs addressing the conservation of Costa Rica's natural parks. The participants will be placed in projects throughout the country. Depending on the park, season, and the work requested, the following are some areas that a volunteer could be placed at the time of his/her service: conservation, infrastructure, environmental education, park maintenance, opening new paths, making signs and patrolling along the beach protecting the turtles and their breeding (Available all year).

  • Private Elementary Schools:
    Private bilingual elementary school with kindergarten and first to sixth grade. Children are from 2 to 10 years old. The volunteer will work as an assistant for the English teacher and also will assist in the other Spanish classes doing different activities with the children such as preparing traditional games and dynamics (closed from December to February).

  • Public Special Education School:
    This is a public elementary school for children who need special attention due to a down syndrome, deafness problems or other physical disabilities. The volunteer will receive specific indications or instructions on how to work with these children. He/she will help in the area of the children’s development. The volunteer will assist the teacher (closed on December).

  • Public Elementary Schools:
    This is a public elementary school from kindergarten to sixth grade. The volunteer will be able to help in different areas. The school offers a rotating schedule work on the following areas: helping the teacher of physical education, participating with the children in sports and be an assistant for the English teacher or the other Spanish classes (closed from December to February).

  • Public High School:
    Is a public high school from seventh to eleventh grade. The volunteer will be able to help in different areas: helping the teacher of physical education, participating with the students in sports and be an assistant for the English teacher or the other courses (closed from December to February).

  • Day Care Centers:
    This institution receive children from 1 to 5 year old. Children go to the center 5 days a week (from Monday through Friday) to receive healthy food and they all participate in a variety of learning activities. The volunteers help the person in charge in all necessary duties.

  • Special Education Center: This is a Foundation (endowment) that helps young people who require special education. The volunteer will receive specific indications or instructions on how to work with these young adults, to help them on the development of skill areas (for example: teaching them how to work in the local industry, handcraft center or store).

  • Seniors Day Care Center: The center was created to congregate seniors of the community with the purpose to keep them socializing with others and to offer them a variety of activities that entertain them. They also receive some meals. The volunteers help them on the activities and in all necessary duties.

  • Seniors Home:
    Seniors Home that give special care for elder people who are living there. The volunteer help the seniors with the feeding, recreational therapy, cultural interaction and maintenance (available all year).

  • Hospitals and Public clinics: The institutions are public hospitals and clinics that take care of children and adult.  The volunteers will help the Volunteers Ladies Association in different activities, such as recreation, feeding the children and therapy and informative talks. (available all year, for clinics).

  • Children Social Institution: It’s a governmental organization that takes special care of children who have been abandoned or physically and verbally abused. The orphanage takes care of children who are babies or up to twelve years old. Children may be boys or girls (available all year).

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Last Update:  2014-10-30

 

 
 
 
 
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