Orphanage Children Care Program in San Jose, Costa Rica
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Orphanage Children Care Program in San Jose, Costa Rica

Volunteer at a local orphanage in a suburb of San Jose. This residential facility is home to about 25 children who range in age between toddlers to pre-teens (2yrs-12yrs old). The “Tias” or caretakers at the orphanage need help with everyday tasks for the children.

Volunteer Activities May Include:
Helping children learn conversational English
Teaching basics like colors, numbers, letters and basic math
Preparing, serving and helping to feed the younger children
Create arts and crafts, songs, sports activities with the kids

Volunteers should be flexible, caring, self-starters and have strong Spanish skills. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and closed toe shoes at the orphanage. Language Immersion lessons can be combined with this volunteer project.

San José
Costa Rica
Host Family
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Price Details
Project length: From 1 weeks to 6 weeks
Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Work Schedule: 8:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00pm daily.
Requirements: Basic Spanish, independent bus ride to/from project site.
Age Limits: Minimum 18 years or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: 12 to 17 years if traveling with parents.
Airlines: American, United, Delta, US Airways, Copa, Taca, Avianca, Spirit Airways.
Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov/

Accommodation: Host Families.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Arrival: Airport (SJO). Meet and greet by ABV Staff and transfer to host family.
Orientation: Orientation upon arrival.
Support: Full time in-country ABV Coordinator. 24 hour emergency contact number.
Departure: Transfer back to the airport at the end of the program.

Not included:
Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Any extra activities and excursions or tours not described on the planned itinerary.

Questions & Answers

Most of our returnees say it is the lasting bond that they make with the children they meet. Many ABV alumni say their cultural and personal outlooks are changed (for the better) after completing a service driven program like ours.

Program Reviews

based on 2 reviews
  • Impact 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 10
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Costa Rica A+

Overall this was a great experience and I would suggest it to anyone who is thinking of doing any type of similar work. This being my first time leaving the United States it was a huge culture shock but it made it so much better in the long run. You get a real sense of the people and the culture that the country is made up of that I don’t think a tourist vacation would allow you too see. I think in the future I will put more thought into what kind of work I would like to do in a trip because I learned that anything can change and become what you wouldn’t expect. If I had the opportunity I would do this program again but for a longer period of time so I had more time to see the country.

Yes, I recommend
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CR Orphanage San Jose

This experience In Costa Rica was one that I will never forget. Meeting children that have been abandoned by their parents and being able to put a smile on their faces and bond with them is a great feeling. Many days my heart was broken because all you want is for them to have great futures and unfortunately you do not know whether or not they will have great futures. This experience has opened my eyes to the problems that our world faces with the orphans. I do not want my work with them to stop here, I would love to keep in communication with the Costa Rican orphanage.
My host mom and house were great, I was able to sleep in a comfortable bed in a room that was always at a good temperature. The meals were delicious, and I have had my fill of Costa Rican food. Security was great. We were at a wonderful residence where all the neighbors were friendly. The friendliness here is amazing. People are always saying Good Morning or How are You Doing when you walk past them. The quality of service here is very good. I love San Jose because it reminds me a lot of USA and it makes me feel at home.

Yes, I recommend

About A Broader View Volunteers Corp

A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit charity located in the USA. Our organization was founded in 2007 and is based in Pennsylvania. Our charity # is 26-0594308, you can fundraise for the cost of the trip in our website and all...