Volunteering in Costa Rica this Summer• Introduction• Volunteer Placements• Cultural & Learning Activities• Weekends & Fre...
San Carlos• Established in 2002• Maximum capacity of 36 volunteers• Located in Ciudad Quesada• Population of roughly 39,00...
San Carlos Home-Base
San CarlosHome-Base
Cartago• Established in 2003• Maximum capacity of 40• Population of over 150,000•About 45 minutes from San Jose
Cartago Home-Base
Cartago Home-Base
Volunteer Placements- Orphanages, Day Cares, Foster Homes                               • Teach basic English             ...
Volunteer Placements- Orphanages, Day Cares, Foster HomesMy Experience
Volunteer Placements- Schools                                •Teach basic English                                •Assist t...
Volunteer Placements- Schools- My Experience
Volunteer Placements- Eldercare Facilities • Arts and crafts activities • Ball games, yoga, dancing • Companionship
Volunteer Placements- Eldercare Facilities- My Experience
Volunteer Placements- Special Education Schools • Opportunities to work with children and adults • Don’t need experience w...
Cultural & Learning Activities  • Language Lessons  • Guest Speakers  • Dance and cooking classes  • Educational Excursions
Weekends and free time
Weekends and Free time- My experiences
In-Country Staff    • Year Round Presence in the community    • Offer Support for volunteers
Next stepsFind a start date at:www.crossculturalsolutions.org/startdatesContact a Program Enrollment Manager for morequest...
Pura Vida!
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Volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Costa Rica - CCS Webinar Presentation

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Want an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to volunteer abroad? Check out this presentation from the CCS Webinar on Volunteering in Costa Rica. Webinars will feature specific CCS locations and other interesting topics on volunteering abroad.

To watch the webinar recording please visit: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/media-center/webinars.aspx

Presenters: Pete Bryan, Program Enrollment Manager and three-time Costa Rica alumnus and Molly Hampton, Costa Rica Program Manager and alumna

The topics of this webinar included:
Volunteer Placement - what volunteer work would be asked of me?
Cultural & Learning Activities - what activities would be/have been included?
Living Arrangements - what is a home base?
Weekend & "Free Time" Activities - what can we do on our own?
Presenter's personal volunteer experience - before working for CCS, one of our presenters spent 12 weeks in Costa Rica!

Learn more on volunteering abroad with CCS in Costa Rica, and other countries: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org

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Volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Costa Rica - CCS Webinar Presentation

  1. 1. Volunteering in Costa Rica this Summer• Introduction• Volunteer Placements• Cultural & Learning Activities• Weekends & Free Time• Next steps and Q&A
  2. 2. San Carlos• Established in 2002• Maximum capacity of 36 volunteers• Located in Ciudad Quesada• Population of roughly 39,000•About 1 hour and 45 minutes fromSan Jose
  3. 3. San Carlos Home-Base
  4. 4. San CarlosHome-Base
  5. 5. Cartago• Established in 2003• Maximum capacity of 40• Population of over 150,000•About 45 minutes from San Jose
  6. 6. Cartago Home-Base
  7. 7. Cartago Home-Base
  8. 8. Volunteer Placements- Orphanages, Day Cares, Foster Homes • Teach basic English • Arts & Crafts Activities • Provide care for younger children • Assist with meals • Other projects as needed
  9. 9. Volunteer Placements- Orphanages, Day Cares, Foster HomesMy Experience
  10. 10. Volunteer Placements- Schools •Teach basic English •Assist teachers •Teach other subjects as needed
  11. 11. Volunteer Placements- Schools- My Experience
  12. 12. Volunteer Placements- Eldercare Facilities • Arts and crafts activities • Ball games, yoga, dancing • Companionship
  13. 13. Volunteer Placements- Eldercare Facilities- My Experience
  14. 14. Volunteer Placements- Special Education Schools • Opportunities to work with children and adults • Don’t need experience working with people with disabilities • Teach life skills • Teach basic English • Arts & crafts activities • Companionship
  15. 15. Cultural & Learning Activities • Language Lessons • Guest Speakers • Dance and cooking classes • Educational Excursions
  16. 16. Weekends and free time
  17. 17. Weekends and Free time- My experiences
  18. 18. In-Country Staff • Year Round Presence in the community • Offer Support for volunteers
  19. 19. Next stepsFind a start date at:www.crossculturalsolutions.org/startdatesContact a Program Enrollment Manager for morequestions:800-380-4777info@crossculturalsolutions.org
  20. 20. Pura Vida!

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