I came to CECOS as a graduate intern studying Nonprofit Management and Development. I lived and volunteered here for 6 months, along with my three children (ages 13,12, and 8). I must say that Sarapiqui is a wonderful place to travel with your family, and CECOS was a huge part of our enjoyment. My children were able to experience intercultural exchanges with the local kids, learn Spanish, and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the rainforest. Playing with monkeys, reforestation projects, rafting, jumping from the Puente de Chilamate, learning how to open pipas with a machete.... all of it has enriched our lives. Likewise, the staff and volunteers at CECOS became a part of our hearts forever. (WE LOVE YOU YAZMIN!) We actually leave in a few days and we are super sad about this. We will definitely be back!!! I highly recommend that you volunteer at CECOS.
Recommendations: Bring bug spray, hydrocortisone cream, sunscreen, and a flexible outlook on life.
What would you improve about this program?
A stronger organizational relationship with the Board of Directors and less reliance on Selva Verde Resort.