Care of children in Costa Rica

volunteering in Costa Rica with children

The main objective of this programme is to help in the care and training of the children, who attend the centre by providing support to the local staff.

The support provided by the childcare project is intended to help and provide more personalized attention to each child. Ensuring that they are fed and clothed, as well as providing the necessary educational tools for the proper development of their skills.

We usually work with children from 0 to 6 years of age. For the daily work with the children there are groups of 10 to 25 children per caregiver, so your help is necessary and very important. As young children, they require attention at all times and support in daily tasks and routines.

The project is located in downtown San Ramon. From the house where the volunteer is staying it is easy to get to the project, it will never be more than 12 km. The cost of moving from the house to the project does not exceed $1.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

Basically, the volunteer supports the daily tasks that must be done with the children. For example, routines are programmed for follow-up, monitoring, support in the educational activities that are carried out, in the cleanliness and order of the place and creation of didactic material for the classes.

In general, during the week the volunteer supports the following activities:

  • Support in children’s daily routines
  • Classroom monitoring and support
  • Early stimulation in some children
  • The volunteer will help in the feeding, order and cleaning of the children and the center.
  • Care in breaks, games and outdoor activities

If you are fluent in other languages, you can organize classes to teach the children (it is not compulsory).

 

KEEP IN MIND

To participate in this program you do not need to be an expert in child care or have a specialty in the field of education, only with the desire to help you are more than welcome.

What is important is that you are 18 years old. If you are 17 years old, you must present an authorization from your parents or legal guardian.

The clothing required during working hours in the program is jeans, blouses with sleeves and closed shoes.

In addition, your level of Spanish is required to be intermediate, the children only speak Spanish.

 

TIME AND PLACE OF WORK

The program runs from Monday to Thursday. The volunteer usually works a maximum of 6 hours per day.

For the following dates the program keeps its doors closed:

  • New Year’s Eve parties on 24th, 25th and 31st December
  • The first week of January
  • Easter Week

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

During your stay in Costa Rica you will live with a San Ramon family selected by the organization, which will provide you with all 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You will have access to the common areas and room with shared bathroom of the house.

 

PROGRAM COSTS

The cost of the program is divided into two parts.  First you must register for the program and pay a deposit of 150€. One month (1) before the start of your volunteering, the rest of the program must be paid for.

2 WEEKS

645€

750$

3 WEEKS

805€

935$

4 WEEKS

965€

1120$

5 WEEKS

1125€

1305$

6 WEEKS

1285€

1490$

8 WEEKS

1605€

1865$

10 WEEKS

1925€

2235$

12 WEEKS

2245€

2605$

 

Each additional week in the child care network program costs 160€. The price of the program is in euros, so the exchange rate will have a real effect. You can check the exchange rate during your trip at the following link https://conversormoneda.com/

 

WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR?

  • Pick up from San José Airport
  • Accommodation in the volunteer’s home
  • Meals during your volunteering period
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Volunteer certificate

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