Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ESCUELA DE SAN FRANCISCO DE PENAS BLANCAS (PUBLIC SCHOOL)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-18
Project Type:Projet educatif,Animation pour les enfants,Projet social
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe public schools which the Socio Camps program works with are located in several middle and low-middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, which go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually includes all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes. English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, he/she can organize additional activities independently. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To assist the teachers in the classroom • To help create didactic material • To support in the special activities of the school • To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks • To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids • To help children with their homework

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetSan Francisco is located around 7 km from the center of La Fortuna, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • To enjoy working with children • To be patient and tolerant • To be sociable • To have a lot of initiative • To be respectful towards the rules of the institution • To have an intermediate to advance Spanish level (WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OF SPANISH CLASSES)

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:TEACHER ASSISTANCE 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/TA-2019
Project Type:Projet educatif
Project Fees: 550 EUR
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI COSTA RICA.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe schools are located in different locations around Costa Rica. The public schools that the Socio Camps program works with are located in several middle and low-middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, which go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually includes all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes. English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, he/she can organize additional activities independently. ˜ WORK : Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To assist the teachers in the classroom • To help create didactic material • To support in the special activities of the school • To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks • To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids • To help children with their homework. -- Schedule for the volunteer: Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00-2:00pm. -- 3 Schools to Choice: o Escuela Jose Joaquín Salas, San R

A propos du logement sur placeSEE BELOW

Localisation du projetLocations and Accommodation: - San Ramón of Alajuela (urban place, accepted are two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family close to the school.) - Morazán / Quebradas de Perez Zeledón (rural area, up to two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family in Quebradas) - San Francisco de Peñas Blancas (near La Fortuna, extremely rural, up to two volunteers at a time. You will live in a host family close to the project.)

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOpen all year. camp fee of $300 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica. and 75$ for each extra week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:FUNDACIÓN MARÍA (Elderly Home)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-05
Project Type:Projet d'aide aux personnes Âgées,Projet educatif,Projet social
Project Fees: 50 USD
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThis organization aims to provide a quality service to elderly people who require it as a result of their situation either of poverty or disability, by means of comprehensive care in an appropriate setting according to current guidelines. Possible tasks for the volunteer: The tasks are mainly related to providing company and sharing experiences with the residents. • Talk with the elderly people in order to get to know their likes, needs, health and to benefit from their advice and experience • Participating in activities such as exercise or workshops (sewing, cooking, arts and crafts etc.) • Coordinate some activities with the health professionals who are working in the institution • Help during meals to serve the elderly people

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetSanto Domingo de Heredia is located around 111 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Must be eighteen years or older. Gender, civil status, race and social/economic status do not matter. • Must be presentable, have good personal hygiene, good conversational skills and treat the residents with respect. • Basic level of Spanish • Patience and tolerance • Be prepared to work with elderly people and to participate enthusiastically effectively. • Be independent, have initiative and be prepared to complete many different tasks • Possess a mindset of solidarity and be prepared to give a generous commitment to fulfil your potential whilst respecting and actively defending the dignity of the resident and allowing the personal development of each resident with empathy and patience.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $50 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL CENTENO GUELL (PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SCHOOL)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-07
Project Type:Projet pour des personnes handicapées,Projet social,Projet educatif
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThis is a public primary school that takes cares of children with disabilities in three different areas: physical, visual, auditory or mental. The school is financed by the government, and the school year begins in mid-February and lasts until December. There are two months of holidays at the end of the year as well as 15 days during July. For this reason it is recommended that volunteers do not apply for work in January- February-July and December. There about 200 children in the school, aged from 7 to 12 years old, as well as some teenagers who also study here. There are 25 teachers and administrative staff who work in the different areas of the school. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Assisting the teachers in the classrooms • Assisting in activities for the children • Assisting the therapists • Some paper work and maybe translations for the office • Preparing material • Assisting in music and sports lessons • Supporting the children in self-development

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Basic Spanish Level (if the volunteer does not speak Spanish, it´s recommended that he/she takes at least 4 weeks of Spanish classes by ACI-CR) • To love children and be ready to work with disabled children • To be dynamic, have initiative and creativity • To be available to support the teachers • Knowledge of first aid (not 100% necessary but recommended) • Knowledge of Sign Language LESCO (Recommended). They will teach you how to use it • Ability to deal with emergency situations • Patience and tolerance

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ASVO (SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-13
Project Type:Protection des animaux,Projet environnemental,Travail manuel
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe sea turtle conservation program is a scientific-based conservation activity in which the organizations involved try to increase the amount of sea turtle hatchings in order to give higher survival rates. The camps are located within walking distances from the beach. Apart from the sea turtles, you will also have high chances of seeing tropical birds, iguanas and monkeys. The main goal of these projects is to help the recovering of sea turtle populations. The species of sea turtles that you can find on these beaches are: Leatherback, Olive riddle, Hawksbill, Green and Logger Head, depending on which project and season you visit. Note: ASVO decides, if the volunteer goes to Montezuma project or to Buena Vista! Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To patrol at night • To build and supervise hatcheries • To count baby turtles and to release them • To assist in the collecting of scientific data • To maintain infrastructure • To clean the beach

A propos du logement sur placeASVO Buenavista: Currently the project has a wood rustic lodge consisting of a common enclosure for volunteers on the second floor, kitchen and dining space. Outside it has 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. It has water and showers. It has no electricity service. It has a solar panel in which you can charge your cell phone once a day. There is not Wifi. ASVO Montezuma:The place is a building (normal house) with rooms, it has electricity, potable water and a phone. There is Wifi.

Localisation du projetASVO Buena Vista: Buena Vista is located in Samara Beach on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Guanacaste, in South Pacific. ASVO Montezuma: Montezuma beach is located on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Puntarenas and belongs to the conservation area of Tempisque.

ExigencesVolunteers’ requirements: • Volunteers are needed with a strong desire for collaboration, good attitude, excellent physical condition and adaptability to coexist with utilities, those volunteers who have prior knowledge in biology or conservation of turtles (not a must) are preferred, it considered an advantage if staff has expertise in construction or carpentry. • Basic Level of Spanish

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProjects Fee: $175 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:RESERVA SANTA ELENA
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-10
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Travail manuel,Projet educatif
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is administered by a small community which directly benefits from it. Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainabledevelopment projects. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Most work is done along with the crew of the Reserve on: • To maintain and to create trails • To repair infrastructure • To help with the reforestation project of the local high school • To assist at the main office in town with reservations and translations • If you stay for a longer period and have specific skills you may also help with research going on at the Reserve.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe host family is located around 3 km from the center of Santa Elena, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Be in good physical conditions • To work on hard duties such as maintaining of trails • Willing to work on one side in the natures and to get wet and dirty and on the other side to work in the office • Be able to work in a foreign country and adapt to a different culture • To have the maturity to work following the internal rules in a responsible way

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $87,50 per week / Pus $15 per transportation per week Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:MARIPOSARIO SPIROGYRA (BUTTERFLY GARDEN)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-16
Project Type:Protection des animaux,Projet educatif,Travail manuel
Project Fees: 75 USD
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Jardin de Mariposas Spirogyra is located just 10min out of the center of San José, the capital of Costa Rica, and in the last bit of forest of the metropolitan area: a little tropical paradise in the city center. It is also a shelter for a big number of little mammals, reptiles, insects, birds, and, of course, butterflies. In the 350m2 farm, visitors can see several of Costa Rica’s most beautiful species of butterflies and observe them in every state of their lives. Possible tasks for the volunteer: Depending on the volunteer’s preferences, different tasks can be given, for example: • Gardening tasks: weed and cut the plants, maintain the compost, clean the benches in the garden, make sure the larves have enough food, maintain the feeding spots for the butterflies, watch out for the safety of the turtles, take care of the waterfall and the orchids, etc. • Guide’s tasks: Hold the information speeches for tourists and visitors about the environment and the importance of butterflies in our ecosystem; maintain the farm and the feeding spots of butterflies, turtles and colibris in a good state, etc. • Lab tasks: Keep it clean and organized, collect the plants to feed the larves, clean the drawers with water and chlorine, keep the materials in their respective spots, etc.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequirements: • Interest in nature and the environment • Willing to work with insects • Bring appropriate clothing (boots, poncho, etc.) • Respect the rules of the institution

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Eco Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:CECUDI MANITAS Y SONRISAS 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/CEDU-2019
Project Type:Projet social,Animation pour les enfants
Project Fees: 600 EUR
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI COSTA RICA.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Centro de Atencion y Desarrollo Infantil de San Pablo is an organisation that provides a quality service to children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who come from families in extreme poverty, poverty and the middle class of the San Pablo de Heredia area. It is based on constructivist methodology and promotes equality between men and women as well as core values for personal development. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To assist staff with everyday tasks • To play games with the children • To help with mealtimes • To assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc. Required skills and interests of the volunteer: - To enjoy working with children - To be patient and tolerant - To be sociable - To have a lot of initiative - To be respectful towards the rules of the institution - To have a basic Spanish level - To be a good example for the children: appropriately dressed Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday 5-8 hours a day. Starting at 7:00am

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family. The host family will be in the area of the project.

Localisation du projetSan Pablo de Heredia, Heredia Province

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOpen all year. camp fee of $350 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica, total 600 €. and 75$ for each extra week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:BIOLOGICAL RESERVE OF FUDEBIOL (CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-09
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Projet agricole,Travail manuel
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThis is a grass roots organization located in the small village of Quebradas, which is located near to the town of San Isidro in El General Valley. This valley is surrounded by high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte (3491 meters above sea level) and the highest mountain of Costa Rica, Chirripó at 3820 meters. The town of Quebradas was founded by farmers. Today, many people work in the closest town, San Isidro. They also make a living from agricultural products such as coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables. The Biological Center of Quebradas is managed by FUDEBIOL (Fundación para el Desarrollo del Centro Biológico Las Quebradas), which is a non-profit grass roots organization launched in 1989. Their mission is to stop the deforestation of the Quebradas River basin, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón. In the Center, they have also built an educational hub. The project site is located 3km uphill from the community of Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To maintain the garden of medical plants • To maintain the (Butterfly) Garden • To maintain the channel around the lagoon • To maintain the trails inside the Reserve • To clean and to maintain green areas • To make new informative wooden signs for the trails • To plant flowers and trees and others on the access road • To paint and to maintain the buildings

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetQuebradas de San Isidro is located around 6 km from the center of San Isidro, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • To be in good physical conditions • To work on hard duties such as constructing and maintaining of trails • To live under simple conditions and be willing to eat the typical food, probably rice and beans with other local vegetables everyday (the volunteer will receive three meals a day) • To be ready to walk uphill for 50 minutes every morning in order to get to the project and walk back to the host family in town after finishing work every afternoon

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $87,50 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:COOPESILENCIO (RURAL TOURISM)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-17
Project Type:Travail manuel,Projet agricole,Projet de renovation
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThis is a grass roots organization located in the rural community of El Silencio Coopesilencio, around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos. It is a self-managed farming, animal husbandry and rural tourism cooperative that has a strong commitment to protecting the environment and runs conservation and environmental education activities. The cooperative owns almost 1000 hectares of land that are being used for different activities such as: African Palm tree cultivation, reforestation, conservation of primary forest and ecotourism. Coopesilencio’s mission statement is “to promote the social and economic development of its families, through the use of profitable enterprises and the protection of the environment that surrounds them”. The village is surrounded by a tropical forest on the northeast side and by the Savegre River on the northwest side. El Rey beach is only one hour southwest from the community of El Silencio. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To help in any activity with maintaining, developing, and improving the ecotourism program that the cooperative runs: § Gardening § Making wood signs for the trails § Maintaining and cleaning the trails of the forest and the water ducts of the community § Help with the other projects of the Cooperative, such as organic farming, animal husbandry as well as at the lodge and restaurant area for visitors

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetEl Silencio is located around 27 km from the center of Quepos, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • To have the maturity to work following the rules in a responsible way. The project has internal rules that apply to the project, the community and the host families. • To work on tasks such as building cages and fences, digging ditches, raking, etc. • To adapt to outdoor work in a tropical climate with very modest living accommodations and insects • Basic Spanish Level

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $150 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Eco Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:FUDEBIOL 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/FUDEB-2019
Project Type:Projet environnemental
Project Fees: 238 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireFUDEBIOL is a grass roots organization located in the small village of Quebradas, which is located near to the town of San Isidro in El General Valley. This valley is surrounded by high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte (3491 meters above sea level) and the highest mountain of Costa Rica, Chirripó at 3820 meters. The town of Quebradas was founded by farmers. Today, many people work in the closest town, San Isidro. They also make a living from agricultural products such as coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables. The Biological Center of Quebradas is managed by FUDEBIOL (Fundación para el Desarrollo del Centro Biológico Las Quebradas), which is a non-profit grass roots organization launched in 1989. Their mission is to stop the deforestation of the Quebradas River basin, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón. In the Center, they have also built an educational hub. The project site is located 3km uphill from the community of Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To maintain the garden of medical plants • To maintain the (Butterfly) Garden • To maintain the channel around the lagoon • To maintain the trails inside the Reserve • To clean and to maintain green areas • To make new informative wooden signs for the trails • To plant flowers and trees and others on the access road • To paint and to maintain the buildings

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in Quebradas, Perez Zeledon.

Localisation du projetLas Quebradas, San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón (Southern Costa Rica).

Informations supplémentaires sur le projet: Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:HOGAR SOL (Children’s Shelter)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-06
Project Type:Animation pour les enfants,Projet educatif,Projet social
Project Fees: 50 USD
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireHogar Sol is a non-profit organization (NGO) in charge of taking care and protecting children in social risk and vulnerability. They are working in cooperation with the Costa Rican government and it was founded in 1990. In the institution, they protect children in abandonment, which suffered physical, psychological or sexual abuse. They give to them everything they need, such as social and educative attention, love and care. This institution works with children from 0 until 12 years old and is located in Higuito, a poor area of Desamparados, San José. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Taking care and playing with the children • Helping the children with their homework. • Assisting teachers giving classes • Organizing workshops for the children: sports, art and culture. • Helping the staff with cooking, cleaning and organizing • Go with the staff and children to doctors’ offices etc.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe house family is located around 3km from the center of Desamparados, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Patience • Tolerance • Awareness that you will work with traumatized children • Respecting the instructions and rules of the institution • No drugs, no smoking • Dress appropriately and comfortable (wear always long pants) Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 4:00pm

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $50 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:VERDIAZUL 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/VERDIAZ-2019
Project Type:
Project Fees: 325 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireThe VERDIAZUL LIFE ASSOCIATION (AVIVE) is an independent non-governmental non-profit group born in 2010. The goal is to ensure the conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well-being of communities who depend on them. The headquarters is located in Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo. Junquillal is a very important breeding in Pacific Costa Rica of endangered leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), black (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras (Lepidochelys olivacea) area. Looking mitigate poaching of turtles and get increase the welfare of the local population Junquillal, Verdiazul Life Association takes up the conservation project of Pacific leatherback turtles (CBP) to ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles through active conservation community support. -- Possible tasks for the volunteer: • The work of night patrols along the beach and nesting sites for turtles • Monitoring of nests • Ensure that hatchlings born will not die before reaching the sea • Supporting the reforestation program and adaptation to climate change • Keep the beach clean of waste. Turtles Season at Verdiazul: The high season is from November to April. You can come the rest of the months since there is work in the project. Activities like reforestation, cleaning the beach, with the children of the community and also night patrols are done all the year. There is always something to do. They

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in the volunteer center (volunteer house with more volunteers), in a host family of the community or in the camping area near the beach (with light and electricity)

Localisation du projetJunquillal Beach, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:JARDIN BOTANICO LANKESTER (CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-12
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Travail manuel,Projet educatif
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Jardín Botánico Lankester is an ecological project and is a part of UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). The mission of the Lankester Botanical Garden is to promote conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of native flora of Costa Rica threatened with extinction, especially epiphytes, through programs of scientific research, horticulture and environmental education. As a botanical institution it´s a leader in the study and conservation of epiphytic plants of the Mesoamerican region. It consists of 11 hectares with field collections, collections in greenhouses and secondary forests in the garden house and is habitat for more than 3,000 species of plants. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • General garden maintenance • Care of the collections of plants in field and greenhouse • Cleaning of trails • Volunteers with training in fields related to botany also contribute to the implementation of specific tasks and activities

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetParaiso is located around 6 km from the center of Cartago, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer • Basic level of Spanish • Must enjoy working outside • Able to do physical work • To be in good physical conditions • Botanical interest • Sense for nature and ecosystems

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:OBRAS DEL ESPIRITU SANTO 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/OES-2019
Project Type:Projet social,Animation pour les enfants
Project Fees: 650 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireICYE Costa Rica "Obras del Espiritu Santo" is an institution which takes care of children and adults from very poor areas in San Jose. Since 2000 the volunteers from "Obras del Espiritu Santo" they have been given support, medical treatment and legal assistance to homeless people too. WORK : Assist in the daycare center taking care of the children, assist during meal time, work in the nursery with the smaller children, assist in other activities and departments when necessary If the volunteer wants, it is possible to help with the night patrols to the slums and the Red Light District of San José where Obras del Espíritu Santo provides food to poor families and homeless people.

A propos du logement sur place2 meals provided by host family and 1 meal at the work placement.

Localisation du projetObras del Espiritu Santo project is located in Barrio Cristo Rey, southern side of San Jose city. From San Jose downtown is 15 minutes by bus. Climate: The dry season is from December to May, and is the time of year when it is almost no rain. During the rest of the year (from May to November) it rains constantly. There are several internet cafes around San Jose city.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOpen all year. camp fee of $400 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica, total 650 USD. and 75$ for each extra week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:Biological Reserve of Santa Elena
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACIWC01-02
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Projet agricole,Projet de construction
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CI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social an.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeCI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is administered by a small community which directly benefits from it. Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors' center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainabledevelopment projects.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in Santa Elena.

Localisation du projetSanta Elena of Monteverde (Province Puntarenas)

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:SANTA ELENA CLOUD FOREST 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/SECF-2019
Project Type:Projet environnemental
Project Fees: 238 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireThe Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is administered by a small community which directly benefits from it. Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors’ center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainable-development projects. -- Possible tasks for the volunteer: - Most work is done along with the crew of the Reserve on: • To maintain and to create trails • to repair infrastructure • To help with the reforestation project of the local high school • To assist at the main office in town with reservations and translations

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in in Santa Elena.

Localisation du projetSanta Elena of Monteverde (Puntarenas Province).

Informations supplémentaires sur le projet: Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 237.50 USD (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Extra : 15USD/week for transportation.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:SPANISH CLASSES 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/SC-2019
Project Type:Apprentissage des langues
Project Fees: 300 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireSpanish lessons will take place at the ACI office/language school before the volunteer work starts. We hire experienced teachers who will help our participants to develop the vocabulary, speaking and comprehension skills necessary for a successful experience at the volunteer project(s) of his / her choice. ˜ Classes normally will take place during the morning, 4 hrs a day, Monday to Friday:

A propos du logement sur placeThese prices include the stay with a host family and 3 meals a day.

Localisation du projetSAN JOSE

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetFee is 300 USD per week, program runs evevey week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:CECUDI Manitas y Sonrisas (Child Care)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-01
Project Type:Animation pour les enfants,Projet social,Projet educatif
Project Fees: 300 USD
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireDescription: The “Centro de Atención y Desarrollo Infantil de San Pablo is an organization that provides a quality service to children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who come from families in extreme poverty, poverty and the middle class of the San Pablo de Heredia area. It is based on constructivist methodology and promotes equality between men and women as well as core values for personal development. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To assist staff with everyday tasks • To play games with the children • To help with mealtimes • To assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetHeredia is a province of Costa Rica, located in the north-central part of the country. To the north it borders Nicaragua, to the east with the province of Limón, to the south with the province of San José and to the west with the province of Alajuela. Its temperature ranges from warm and humid in the north of the province, to cold climate in its mountainous areas and temperate zones in the Central Valley area. The capital of the province is the city of Heredia, known as the "City of Flowers." This city is located 10 kilometers from the capital of Costa Rica, the city of San José, and 12 kilometers from the city of Alajuela. The province of Heredia is rich in colonial tradition. Within its modernism, it is perceived, for its old adobe houses with the roofed roofs and its Spanish architecture, a singular extension of colonial elements. From a point of view of popular culture and folklore, Heredia is called the Province of Flowers, not only because of the presence or cultivation of flowers, but because of the reference to the large number of people with the surname "Flores". San Pablo is located around 7 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • To enjoy working with children • To be patient and tolerant • To be sociable • To have a lot of initiative • To be respectful towards the rules of the institution • To have a basic Spanish level • To be a good example for the children: appropriately dressed Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: ACI Fee Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetPrice per month: $300 plus $50 Onetime Fee Price per day: $10 Minimum stay of 4 weeks. Please arrive to Costa Rica 3 days before you start the project. The third day you will start in the Project. Cecudi receives volunteers all the week. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ACOTPRO 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/ACOT-2019
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Project Fees: 290 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireACOTPRO is an organization founded by the people of Progreso, this community struggles to protect the turtles that arrived to the region of Bahia Drake, Progreso Beach, Ganadito, and Ganado Beach. Besides that this organization tries to educate the community about the importance to preserve their natural resources. This association is integrated by 29 members of the community of the village. The beach where the turtles arrive is located 3.5 km from the village, so during the Turtle high season that starts in July and finish in October, they organize the work in different shifts during the 24 hours. This community is located at Bahia Drake, that is resting on the northern side of the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is an adventure-seekers place. Description of the local community: El Progreso is a small village mainly with family houses very close to the beautiful beaches of Bahia Drake. The main economic activity is the agriculture, and also people live from the tourism that comes to Bahia Drake. This community is very far away from main cities! Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Night patrols at the beach, this include spotting turtles, recollecting the eggs, measuring the turtle and laying the eggs on the safe location, it is important to know that the volunteer will be never alone • To tend the “Vivero” (Hatchery) they have to watch the nest to find out when the eggs ecosionate, but also must check if any predator is feeding from the nest (ants, crabs, birds) • Hel

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community

Localisation du projetBay Drake, Península de Osa, Puntarenas.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 USD (camp fee 140 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140 $ for each extra week. NESTING SEASON : open from July to December, arrival date is free in these dates.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ASOCIACION INFANTIL HOGAR SOL 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/AIHS-2019
Project Type:Projet social,Animation pour les enfants
Project Fees: 550 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireHogar Sol is a non-profit organization (NGO) in charge of taking care and protecting children in social risk and vulnerability. They are working in cooperation with the Costa Rican government and were founded in 1990. In the institution, they protect children in abandonment, which suffered physical, psychological or sexual abuse. They give to them everything they need, such as social and educative attention, love and care. This institution works with children from 0 until 12 years old and is located in Higuito, a poor area of Desamparados, San José. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Taking care and playing with the children • Helping the children with their homework. • Assisting teachers giving classes • Organizing workshops for the children: sports, art and culture. • Helping the staff with cooking, cleaning and organizing Go with the staff and children to doctors’ offices etc. -- Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 4:00pm

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family. The host family will be in the area of the project.

Localisation du projetHiguito, Desamparados, San José Province

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOpen all year. camp fee of $300 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica. and 75$ for each extra week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:HOGAR DE ANCIANOS CARLOS MARIA ULLOA (Elderly Home)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-04
Project Type:Projet d'aide aux personnes Âgées,Projet educatif,Projet social
Project Fees: 50 USD
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe aim of Carlos Maria home is to provide the elderly with a place for recreation and special attention. The center organizes games, handicraft, and many other activities. It also provides the residents with a place to live during the whole year. This center tries to offer different activities to the elderly, such as: handicraft, exercises, cooking classes etc. Possible tasks for the volunteer: Volunteer tasks are mainly related to accompanying and sharing with the residents: • Take part in activities with them such as exercises or workshops (sewing, cooking, handicraft, etc.) • The volunteer could also organize new activities for them or Help with cleaning or cooking at the center • Helping during the meals • The volunteer could assist with medical cares or Playing with the elderly people • Assisting the physiotherapist

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetSan José is the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica and the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the center of the country, specifically on the intervolcanic plateau called Central Valley, and contained entirely by the canton of the same name. Its metropolitan area with approximately 3 million inhabitants makes San José the most important political, economic and social center of Costa Rican territory, as well as the main hub for transport and telecommunications. Culturally it can be considered almost in its totality with European influence that gave it Spanish and Italian immigration from its colonization, an influence also imported from France and Belgium, where it generally studied the privileged class of the country in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. This can be seen in the distribution of the city that grew around the current cathedral and later in the architecture of it. The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Intermediate Spanish level • Patience and tolerance • Be creative • Be willing to work with elderly people • Be independent, have initiative and be prepared to do many different things • Respect the rules of the Institution Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $50 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION (ASVO) 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/ASVO-2019
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Project Fees: 325 EUR
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI COSTA RICA.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe sea turtle conservation program is a scientific-based conservation activity in which the organizations involved try to increase the amount of sea turtle hatchings in order to give higher survival rates. The camps are located within walking distances from the beach. Apart from the sea turtles, you will also have high chances of seeing tropical birds, iguanas and monkeys. The main goal of these projects is to help the recovering of sea turtle populations. The species of sea turtles that you can find on these beaches are: Leatherback, Olive riddle, Hawksbill, Green and Logger Head, depending on which project and season you visit. Note: ASVO decides, if the volunteer goes to Montezuma project or to Buena Vista! Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To patrol at night • To build hatcheries To supervise hatcheries • To count baby turtles and to release them • To assist in the collecting of scientific data • To maintain infrastructure • To clean the beach. Required skills and interests of the volunteer: - To be respectful towards the internal rules the project - To love nature as the main goal of these projects is the protection of turtles - To be in good physical condition as the patrols imply long walks along the beach at night - To be open to share accommodation and bedroom with other volunteers - To be very flexible and to do different tasks during the day which may involve cooking and cleaning as volunteers may be also responsible of taking

A propos du logement sur placeDescription of accommodation: Currently the project has a wood rustic lodge consisting of a common enclosure for volunteers on the second floor, kitchen and dining space. Outside it has 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. It has water and showers. It has no electricity service. It has a solar panel in which you can charge your cell phone once a day. There is not Wifi.

Localisation du projetThe nesting season schedule on the different beaches is the following in Buena Vista and Romelias-Montezuma- Turtle nesting season- July – December. Montezuma beach is located on the peninsula of Nicoya, province of Puntarenas and belongs to the conservation area of Tempisque. -- Buena Vista beach is a nesting beach of approximately 2.8 km of length and limited in the north by the blind estuary and in the south by the river Buena Vista, the back of the beach is limited by a system of mangroves, which depend on water from the river and tides, beach slope is low ranging between 3 ° and 4 ° to swell, so the currents are strong which makes it an ideal place for surfing. The project is located in the northern part of Costa Rica, in the canton of Nicoya, 2,5 kms to the centre of Sámara.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175 $ for each extra week. NESTING SEASON : open from July to December, arrival date is free in these dates.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:COOPESILENCIO RURAL TOURISM 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/CRT-2019
Project Type:Projet environnemental
Project Fees: 290 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireThis is a grass roots organization located in the rural community of El Silencio Coopesilencio, around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos. It is a self-managed farming, animal husbandry and rural tourism cooperative that has a strong commitment to protecting the environment and runs conservation and environmental education activities. The cooperative owns almost 1000 hectares of land that are being used for different activities such as: African Palm tree cultivation, reforestation, conservation of primary forest and ecotourism. Coopesilencio’s mission statement is “to promote the social and economic development of its families, through the use of profitable enterprises and the protection of the environment that surrounds them”. The village is surrounded by a tropical forest on the northeast side and by the Savegre River on the northwest side. El Rey beach is only one hour southwest from the community of El Silencio. ** Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To help in any activity with maintaining, developing, and improving the ecotourism program that the cooperative runs: • Gardening • Making wood signs for the trails, • Maintaining and cleaning the trails of the forest and the water ducts of the community • To help with the other projects of the Cooperative, such as organic farming, animal husbandry as well as at the lodge and restaurant area for visitors.

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family, in the community of El Silencio

Localisation du projetaround 1,5 hours inland from Quepos.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 € (camp fee per week 140$ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH (WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-15
Project Type:Protection des animaux,Projet environnemental,Projet educatif
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and when possible, release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education and research so a brighter tomorrow is promised to the incredible animals of Costa Rica´s rainforests. The Toucan Rescue Ranch was established in 2004 by Leslie Howle and Jorge Murillo as a rescue centre for toucans and other birds. Nonetheless, the rescue centre quickly expanded to owls and other wildlife. In 2007, a baby sloth, Millie, arrived and was solely in Leslie and Jorge´s care. Millie is initially what transformed the Toucan Rescue into a wildlife rescue. Leslie and Jorge work as a team alongside a small staff, caring for resident rescues and new arrivals. The goals of the organization are: • To establish a captive breeding program for all six species of Costa Rican toucans • To accept, evaluate and treat rescued and decommissioned animals in need. • To rehabilitate and release injured wildlife back to its natural environment. • Provide educational programs, research sites and facilities. • Provide volunteer opportunities for local, national and international individuals. Possible tasks for the volunteer: All volunteers start the day chopping fruit and vegetables for the day´s feedings. Depending on the number and chopping skills of the volunteers, this can take a few hours. When the food is ready, they move on to other activities. The activities vary depending on the current needs of the ranch and the volunteer’s skills and personality. • Feed the wildlife (including food preparation) • Cleaning enclosures • Enclosure enrichment • Help with yard maintenance • Office work • Start a project a show initiative

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe host family is located around 7 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interested of the volunteer: • One month time commitment, not less • Approve the Skype interview with the project manager (basic questions) • Tetanus vaccine • MUST be interested in working with animals

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $145 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer. Please note that acceptance is subject to availability and a Skype-Form interview.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:HOSPITAL DE NIÑOS (Child Care)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-03
Project Type:Animation pour les enfants,Projet educatif,Projet social
Project Fees: 50 USD
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Hospital de Niños is the most important institution in the whole country for children’s health care. Its staff is constituted by the most experienced pediatricians and surgeons specialized on children. As a consequence, the hospital receives babies, children and teenagers up to the age of 18 from all over the country and from all social backgrounds. The volunteering opportunities at the hospital are arranged by the “Asociación de Damas Voluntarias”, a group of women who give love, support and care to children in recovery process from surgeries or treatment and who collaborate with some other general activities in the hospital. Volunteers will work only with children and will not do activities related to medicine. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To accompany bedridden children • To play with the children (in the playground area) • To accompany children and hospital staff to the examination places • To help the teachers in the hospital (assist in classes, preparing material) • To help in some other areas of the hospital such as the laundry • To assist in specific activities assigned by the hospital staff in accordance with the volunteer’s specific skills

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetSan José is the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica and the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the center of the country, specifically on the intervolcanic plateau called Central Valley, and contained entirely by the canton of the same name. Its metropolitan area with approximately 3 million inhabitants makes San José the most important political, economic and social center of Costa Rican territory, as well as the main hub for transport and telecommunications. Culturally it can be considered almost in its totality with European influence that gave it Spanish and Italian immigration from its colonization, an influence also imported from France and Belgium, where it generally studied the privileged class of the country in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. This can be seen in the distribution of the city that grew around the current cathedral and later in the architecture of it. The host family is located close to the center of San Jose, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesOnly female volunteers are accepted • To enjoy being with children • To be really responsible • To be aware to work with sick (or sometimes dying) children • To have a basic to intermediate Spanish level • To be sociable • To have lots of initiative • To be respectful towards the rules of the institution Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday 5-7 hours a day. Starting at 9:00am

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOnly women are accepted in the Project** No men Project Fee: $50 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 1 week at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:RESERVA MUNICIPAL RIO LORO
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-11
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Travail manuel,Projet educatif
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe Municipal Park “Naciente Rio Loro” (or Loro River Water Springs) is located in Ochomogo, a small village in the Municipality of the city of Cartago at approximately 1200 meters above the sea level and consists of 23 hectares of land. During the school year (from March to November), the park receives groups of elementary school students. Over the weekends and during the “summer” vacation (from December to April), the park receives visitors that come to spend the day with their families and friends. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • To clean trails • To maintain infrastructure • To assist with the groups that visit the park • To translate into other languages if necessary • Some office tasks if necessary

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetThe host family is located around 12 km from the center of Cartago, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • To be environmentally aware • To be hard working • To show initiative • Be in good physical conditions

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $150 5 to 8 $250 9 to 12 $350 13 + $450 A minimum stay of 2 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:ANAMPE (PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-CRC-08
Project Type:Projet pour des personnes handicapées,Projet social,Projet educatif
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireAnampe is a center for multiple attention for exceptional people and is classified by a great diversity of disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, West Syndrome, San Felipo Syndrome, Autistic Persons, People with Asperger, Moderate, severe, mild mental retardation, psychological or mental problems, among others. The community of Anampe consists out of youths, adults and adolescents who have gone through difficult events in their lives, such as abandonment, abuse, drug addiction, among others, from an age of 19 to 61 years. Anampe has a group of professionals in four different areas. Those are: Occupational Therapy, Industrial Arts, Home Education and Special Education. There are many different activities occurring in Anampe such as days of recreation and sports, where all the teachers meet at a strategic point and work with the group through outdoor activities, recreational exercises, dance, movements or group work. Moreover, there are schedules of assistance with the teachers every day of the week, where the work together with the teacher carrying out projects, developing skills, performing playful activities of fine and gross motor growth, among others. Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Hand out lunches and coffee or bread at coffee time. • Help with cleaning tables and floors after lunch or coffee. • Help with the arrangement of chairs in special activities for the population to accommodate. • Help with the cleaning of the house. • Help in the kitchen with the preparation of the meal, cleaning of dishes. If the volunteer has the initiative and skills, he can also ask permission to set up own activities at the center, such as: • Games, songs, etc. • Playful activities • Workshops (music, art, etc.) • Foreign language classes (for example English classes) • Classes of Lesco (sign language used in Costa Rica)

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family which will be near the project. 3 meals per day are provided by the family.

Localisation du projetSanto Domingo is located around 8 km from the center of Heredia, in which you can find all the basic services (Banks, Supermarkts, Restaurants, Gyms).

ExigencesRequired skills and interests of the volunteer: • Initiative • Desire to work • Peacefulness with the population • Vocation to help people and intercourse with people with disabilities • Appropriate clothing to work with closed and low shoes, comfortable clothes.

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetProject Fee: $75 per week / Apart from the Project Fee per month, there is a Fee charged by ACI: Weeks Socio Camps 1 to 4 $250 5 to 8 $350 9 to 12 $450 13 + $550 A minimum stay of 4 weeks at the project is required. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:Biological Reserve of Fudebiol
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACIWC02-01
Project Type:Projet environnemental,Projet agricole,Projet de construction
Project Fees: 190 EUR
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireEl Centro Biológico Las Quebradas - FUDEBIOL - and its Biological Reserve, are protecting the water source, plus the flora and fauna of the place. During more than 15 years, ACI Costa Rica has cooperated with this placement, by sending international volunteers, young people who have shared with the locals and supported the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve of FEDEBIOL. The Reserve is located 3 km away from the centre of Quebradas (between 1000 y 2500 meters above the sea level). FUDEBIOL, a non-profit organization, created the reserve (on May 13th, 1989), as a real answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. The reserve has an environmental education centre, plus a lodge where the visitors (tourists, biologists and volunteers can stay). The main tasks for Volunteers: 1-Maintenance of green areas and different facilities when it is needed. 2-Infra - structure project (to be confirmed a month before the starting date for the workcamp). The work will depend on the needs at the moment, with this said, the project could be: a-Painting of different areas. b-Building sidewalks and/or trails.

A propos du logement sur placeDuring Orientation Process (first 2 nights in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica. During the time in FUDEBIOL: Local Families will be more than happy to receive 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group. Families will supply three meals a day, a room and all their care to the volunteers. Families may be included in some of the activities as well. Vegetarian food will be available.

Localisation du projetOn the road to San Isidro del General, you will pass the Talamanca Mountains and see some of the most impressive views in all of Costa Rica. However, that's not all, you'll also find interesting Costa Rican cultural events here, which makes San Isidro del General a worthwhile place on its own. San Isidro de El General is close to several popular tourist sites, such as Cerro Chirripó, La Amistad International Park, Wilson Botanical Garden and Dominical Beach. There is also the possibility of adventure and ecological tourism. San Isidro de El General offers numerous restaurant and bar options In the district there is production of coffee, sugar cane and milk mainly, although there are entrepreneurial activities and projects that take force in the place and are showing strong signs of an increase in their economy in the coming years.

ExigencesRequirements for Volunteers: -English or Spanish knowledge may be very helpful to communicate. -Willing to follow instructions and to work as a team. -Willing to do physical work. -Volunteers must like to be in the nature and willing to live in simple conditions, Wi-Fi limited access. -Willing to walk everyday from the hosting community to the natural reserve up in the hills, about 1 hour away by walking one way. So 2 hours per day (round trip). -To fill up ACI´s application form. -Motivation Letter (to be sent before travelling).

Informations supplémentaires sur le projet€190 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes -Lodging and food during the workcamp. -Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp. -Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer. NOTES: -Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip. -Volunteers can stay longer (if wished) traveling in Costa Rica after the finishing or before the starting of the WorkCamp. -We recommend volunteers to get the airfare to leave Costa Rica one day after the WorkCamp finishes, not the same day, to avoid losing the flight since the transfer of the community to the airport can last some hours. Dollars are accepted as well.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:BOTANICAL GARDEN LANKESTER 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/BOTGL-2019
Project Type:Projet environnemental
Project Fees: 225 EUR
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A propos du travail de volontaireThe Jardín Botánico Lankester is an ecological project and is a part of UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). The mission of the Lankester Botanical Garden is to promote conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of native flora of Costa Rica threatened with extinction, especially epiphytes, through programs of scientific research, horticulture and environmental education. As a botanical institution it´s a leader in the study and conservation of epiphytic plants of the Mesoamerican region. It consists of 11 hectares with field collections, collections in greenhouses and secondary forests in the garden house and is habitat for more than 3,000 species of plants. -- Possible tasks for the volunteer: • General garden maintenance • Care of the collections of plants in field and greenhouse Cleaning of trails • Volunteers with training in fields related to botany also contribute to the implementation of specific tasks and activities

A propos du logement sur placeThe volunteers stay in a host family, in Cartago Center.

Localisation du projetParaíso de Cartago, Cartago (Costa Rican Central Valley).

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:CENTRO DE EDUCACION CENTENO GUELL 2019
Date: Permanent
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACI/CECG-2019
Project Type:Projet social,Animation pour les enfants
Project Fees: 550 EUR
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A propos de l'organisation localeACI COSTA RICA.

A propos du travail de volontaireThis is a public primary school that takes cares of children with disabilities in three different areas: physical, visual, auditory or mental. The school is financed by the government, and the school year begins in mid-February and lasts until December. There are two months of holidays at the end of the year as well as 15 days during July. For this reason it is recommended that volunteers do not apply for work in December, January and February and July. There about 200 children in the school, aged from 7to 12 years old, as well as some teenagers who also study here. There are 25 teachers and administrative personnel who work in the different areas of the school. ˜ WORK : Possible tasks for the volunteer: • Assisting the teachers in the classrooms • Assisting in activities for the children • Assisting the therapists • Some paper work and maybe translations for the office • Preparing necessary material • Assisting in music and sports lessons • Supporting the children in self-development Operating hours of the project: Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm The volunteer might need to learn to teach Braille, Abacus and orientation as well as mobility to the students.

A propos du logement sur placeThe host family will provide meals and the volunteer should bring lunch to the project. There are microwaves to heat your food.

Localisation du projetGoicochea, Guadalupe, San José, Costa Rica

Informations supplémentaires sur le projetOpen all year. camp fee of $300 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica. and 75$ for each extra week.

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Drapeau de Costa Ricatitle= Costa Rica:Coffee Rural Experience
Date: 2019-12-06 To 2019-12-21
Project Code: CR-ACI-ACIWC03-19
Project Type:Projet agricole,Projet environnemental,Projet de construction
Project Fees: 190 EUR
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ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social a.... Info

A propos de l'organisation localeACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens. ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants. Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations. ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union. The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.

A propos du travail de volontaireThe main tasks for Volunteers: 1-Maintenance of green areas and different facilities when it is needed. 2-Infra - structure project (to be confirmed a month before the starting date for the workcamp). The work will depend on the needs at the moment, with this said, the project could be: a-Painting or building a facility for the local community. b-Local Recycling Project from the community. 3-Support in the Coffee Process (Picking Coffee Beans) in local Families Farms – This part will be more as an experience for the international volunteers.

A propos du logement sur placeDuring Orientation Process (first night in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica. During the time in Santa Maria: Local Families will be more than happy to receive 15 international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group. Families will supply three meals a day, a room and all their care to the volunteers. Families may be included in some of the activities as well. Vegetarian food will be available.

Localisation du projetSanta Maria is located along the mountainous highlands of central and southern Costa Rica, and is about 40 kilometers south of San Jose. One of the biggest reasons why this community is famous, is to own Tarrazu shade coffee that grows in the volcanic soil of the area. Coopedota, a local cooperative, is the perfect day trip for any caffeine fan. Coopedota is one of the oldest and most successful names in the Costa Rican coffee industry - a fact that becomes evident during a tasting. Since 1865, unique blends have been considered worldwide as some of the best.

ExigencesRequirements for Volunteers: -English or Spanish knowledge may be very helpful to communicate. -A lot of maturity. -Willing to follow instructions and to work as a team. -Willing to do physical work. -Volunteers must like to be in the nature and willing to live in simple conditions, Wi-Fi access may be limited. -To fill up ACI´s application form. -Motivation Letter (to be sent before travelling).

Informations supplémentaires sur le projet€190 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes -Lodging and food during the workcamp. -Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp. -Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp. Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer. NOTES: -Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip. -Volunteers can stay longer (if wished) traveling in Costa Rica after the finishing or before the starting of the WorkCamp. -We recommend volunteers to get the airfare to leave Costa Rica one day after the WorkCamp finishes, not the same day, to avoid losing the flight since the transfer of the community to the airport can last some hours.

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