• Costa Rica
6 to 40 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hostel Hotel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)


Price Details
Program Cost:
$0 (Limited Places Available)

Price Includes:
- Comfortable accommodation (same sex shared)
- Meals (provided during working days)
- WiFi
- Laundry Facilities
- Airport pick-up and drop-off (depending on arrival/departure times)
- 24/7 in-country support and orientation
- Recommendation letter
- Certificate of registered voluntary/teaching hours
- Discounts on Spanish, dance and additional TEFL courses.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jan 04, 2021
Dec 30, 2020

About Program

Join us in 2021 on our volunteer program based in the beautiful town of Grecia, situated in the heart of Costa Rica.

Volunteers on the program will work at our community language center, specializing in teaching English to children. You will live and work in Grecia, regarded as one of the safest towns in Costa Rica and known for its friendly and welcoming people. Here you will become part of our volunteer team and a valued member of the community.

Volunteers will stay in comfortable accommodation close to town. During your free time you will be able to benefit from Grecia's central location and easily explore the rest of the country on trips with your fellow volunteers. We also offer discount rates on Spanish, dance and TEFL courses.

Volunteering with us is a unique experience that you will never forget.

This program charges no fees.
To apply please complete the application form on our website. We will also need a copy of your recent resume and at least one reference.

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Program Highlights

  • Children
  • Teaching
  • Costa Rica
  • Internship
  • Free Program

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Yes, I recommend this program

Super Experience

I had a great time on working with Silvia and the team. I could only stay a few months but it felt like much longer (in a good way). I felt like I really learned a lot and would not hesitate in recommended it to any traveler looking to teach abroad. The teaching was really fun and I felt like my work made a difference and my opinions counted. The accommodation was great and the food too plus I had time on the weekends to travel around CR. At the end of my time I improved my Spanish speaking. 100%

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Remember to bring an open mind and an open heart. You'll have a great time!
3 people found this review helpful.
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David C
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome Program

I volunteered with T&L for 6 months in 2017/18. I had taught a little before in the states but this was my first real 'english teaching' experience. The staff were really helpful in settling me in to the program and adapting to life in Costa Rica.
I stayed with a host family so I got to talk a lot in Spanish, but I already spoke quite good Spanish before I left.
The classes are fun and the kids are really cool and love to learn. It can be busy and hectic att imes in the classroom but if you enjoy working with kids it is a really rewarding program and something I will always remember. It took me a few weeks to get to know all the kids and understand how everything worked, it was a little overwhelming to begin with but after that going to class everyday was the highlight of my day. I left the experience with a passion for teaching and I hope to continue and hopefully become a teacher back home.
The experience of living in Costa Rica and making a difference to the education of children is a unique opprtunity for anyone.

A+ from me!

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fun and sun: Costa Rica

I joined the program in October 2016 and stayed for just over a month and a half. I decided to volunteer in Costa Rica because I always like working with kids and wanted to learn some Spanish. The staff, the teachers and the other volunteers I worked alongside with were really cool people. Even though I am not a teaching student and don't plan on studying or working in education I felt like I was part of the team and contributed something while learning and the experience is a big plus on my resume. I am now studying for a semester in Canada and missing the Costa Rican sunshine. I hope to be back sometime soon for a visit.
Best all! Alex.

What would you improve about this program?
I should have stayed longer!
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching and leaning in Costa Rica

Hi! My name is Casper and I'm a early years education student from Germany. I decided to volunteer because I wanted to get some experience teaching before I take my masters. I chose the program based on the past reviews and also the location of the program, in Costa Rica. I stay for two months at T&L, in that time I worked at three different locations, an adult language school, a childrens community project and a public school, I got a lot of experience out of all three and really enjoyed the work. I even got to give a few classes in German and share some of my culture. This program is perfect if you love to teach and want to see Costa Rica and it's people. I don't have any complaints and would recommend it to any potential travellers or volunteers. Great program.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Costa Rica

I had the best time ever in Costa Rica. Don't hesitate. Go!

This was my first time volunteering so I was a little nervous before starting but everyone made me feel at home, the staff, the other volunteers and most of all the kids.

The work was fun and so was hanging out with the other volunteers after class. Mostly we would help out with the kids in class, the staff placed us in roles best suited to our strengths. I got to try a little of everything and I felt like I appreciated by the kids and other teachers. As I volunteer you will help the local teachers with teaching and activities. I also did some tutoring which I liked a lot.

Costa Rica is a stunning country with plenty of things to do and see. There are beautiful beaches, mountains, hot springs waterfalls. It is hard to say what was my favorite. I really can't wait to go and visit again.

I stayed with the other volunteers, the rooms were really comfortable and there was a garden with hammocks and also a kitchen to cook. We had a traditional breakfast every morning and for lunch and dinner we had a choice of different things.

I would really recommend this program to anyone thinking of volunteering!


5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Pura Vida

I have volunteered at over seven different projects all over the world in the past five years and without a doubt my experience at Teach and Learn was the best so far. The children, the other volunteers, the culture and the country, I couldn't have asked for a better three months.
The accommodation was excellent, as was the food, something that I haven't had good luck with in the past. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and well worth a visit on it's own. If you are looking for a volunteer place and like working with children then you've found the right one. Thanks for everything.
5 STARS *****

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teach & Learn

I had an amazing time in Costa Rica volunteering with T&L.

I originally signed up for 5 weeks but ended up extending my stay to 8 weeks. The time I spent in Grecia will be memorable to me for the rest of my life, the things I achieved, the friends I made and the experiences I gained.

Starting with the volunteering, the work is kind of like being a teaching assistant, I helped organize and teach classes and also led my own activities sometimes. I worked with mostly young kids but also helped out with the teen classes some afternoons too. The kids were really interested to find out about me and I really felt like I was doing something worthwhile.

The town itself (Grecia) is a medium sized Costa Rican town, with all the things you need close by, shops, restaurants and a nice pool we could use. There is lots to do in and around town, I would recommend a trip to the nearby waterfall where you can swim and hike. I stayed in a room with two other volunteers in town, the room was simple but clean and comfortable. We had use of a kitchen and pretty garden too. Overall a nice place to stay. The food was tasty and we had different menu options we could choose to eat. In my free time I did regular trips around Costa Rica, the buses are cheap and easy and I didn't have any problems getting around with my limited Spanish.

I felt like I learned a lot during my 8 weeks in Costa Rica and left with a new set of skills as a teacher and also incredible memories.

I would rate my experience a 10/10


4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Costa Rica

I volunteered with Teach & Learn for three months and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I worked together with local teachers and other volunteers in a community English project teaching children. The work was really fun and the kids were amazing. Apart from assisting in classes I also got to work on some of my own projects with the kids and I felt like my time at the project really made a difference. By the end of my time the kids would call me 'teacher' and when out in town whenever they spotted me they would always come and say hi.

Grecia is a nice small town but there was always something to do and I never got bored. I stayed with a group of volunteers (me and three others), the accommodation was a lot nicer than I had expected and the food was amazing. In the evenings and the weekends we would hang out together at the pool or in the gardens. The guys at Teach & Learn were really helpful in giving us advice on things to do at the weekends or places to visit. In the three months I spent in Costa Rica I visited the cloud forests, volcanoes, the Caribbean coast and the hot springs. Overall the only fault I have is that I didn't stay for another three months.

6 people found this review helpful.

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