EVOLC - English Volunteers for Change

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English Volunteers for Change in Costa Rica sought to increase Costa Rica's economic competitiveness by offering exciting teaching opportunities in public, private and corporate institutions. This is a hub for a program no longer running.

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Yes it is!! There are multiple options available for different time frames. 6 weeks, I believe, is the shortest. During my orientation I met with two girls who were there for 8 weeks. I'm not able to access there site to confirm this, for some reason, but it lists volunteer placement options. It's also great that there school year ends in December so CR summer break isn't until December - January...


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  • Benefits 8.3
  • Support 8.1
  • Fun 7.6
  • Facilities 8.1
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Volunteer Teaching Organization in Costa Rica

Costa Rica was recently named "the happiest country in the world," again! I immediately recognized this from the hospitality of the host families and the wonderful, grateful students!

Everyday after class my students thanked me and they generally meant it. It was is so rewarding to be also to offer free English classes to those of whom wouldn't be able to take these classes otherwise, and they are truly grateful.

The host families treat volunteers like a member of the family. The food is delicious and plentiful, and there's always fresh tropical fruit.

EVOLC is the greatest volunteer organization because the staff is incredibly caring and supportive. They genuinely believe in EVOLC's mission and are available 24/7 for support. They have locations all over the country to choose from, whether you want to live on a small beach town, in the mountains, or in a big city.