Volunteer in a Children's Home/Orphanage

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Program Description

Volunteers will be placed around the town of San Ramon in small children’s homes and orphanages. The government and local communities sponsor these institutions. The staff are called Tias (aunties) and they manage the daily routine of the children as well as care for them. Twice a week, a psychologist visits the children and a tutor is able to come each day. Some of these children at not orphans in the traditional sense, but they may have been abused or abandoned by family members. Social workers will then step in and remove these children temporarily while working with parents to improve home life.


We are looking for volunteers that are motivated and who are creative. We encourage teaching the children, playing games, and sharing skills.


- Assisting with homework
- Instructing English
- Playing with and bringing enthusiasm to the children
- Encouraging creativity and finding activities
- Generating activities for recreation
- Helping to maintain the facilities
- Acting a role model for the children


- Minimum Age: 18
- Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
- Suitable for Families: No
- Suitable for Groups: No
- Language Requirement: Intermediate Spanish

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What`s Included

* Registration fees
* 24/7 In-country staff support
* In-country orientation/Training
* Emergency evacuation services
* Medical insurance
* Organizing your Volunteer Placement
* Accommodation (uVolunteer Dormitory)
* Meals
* Free Internet Access
* Airport Pickup Service
* Travel Insurance
* Orientation and City Tour (in-country)
* Social Activities
* Letter of Completion

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Program Locations

San Ramon, Costa Rica

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Program Details

  • Costa Rica: San Ramon
Fall, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year, Winter
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months
English, Spanish
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
2 weeks for $875 USD, $175 USD for each additional week
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