Family and Community Support Center for Local Village

Help in a wide array of projects which all support the Family and Community Support Center for a local village. There are various activities the Center needs help with such as helping at the local free library, assisting in fundraising events, helping sort donations at the Center, helping with certain projects of the community, and helping at their second hand store which profits goes towards the Center. The Center puts on a variety of community development workshops as well, which participants may be asked to participate or assist in.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred (but not mandatory). If a participant cannot speak Spanish, we suggest that he or she enrolls in our Spanish language program. There are no specific qualifications needed to join this participant project in Costa Rica. All participants are expected to be open-minded, flexible, patient, and to possess a passion and love for the participant service they are providing.

Participant Responsibilities

participants will help in a multitude of areas which will depend on the current needs of the Community Support Center and the time of year. Some of the initiatives participants will be helping with include assisting at the local free library, assisting in fundraising events, helping sort donations at the Center, helping with certain projects of the community, and helping at their second hand store which profits goes towards the Center. If the participant has any specific skills they would like to share with the Center, the coordinator will work with the participant to involve their skill set in the project.

Accommodation/Food/Supervision

Participants have the option to either stay with well-screened host families or at our headquarters depending mainly on availability and preference. Should participants have a preference, they should let our in-country coordinator know as soon as possible-in their application. We try to accommodate preferences. Host Families are well-screened and offer participants a shared bathroom, private bedroom, electricity, and running water. Headquarters housing offers participants shared bathrooms, hostel-style bedrooms, electricity, running water, and WiF. Participants receive three light traditional meals per day at either accommodations..