Futuro Verde is excited to offer an array of volunteer opportunities! Whether your interests lie in assisting classroom instruction, organizing after-school programs, or leading outreach efforts with educational organizations in the region, Futuro Verde offers altruistic opportunities to meet your needs.
Upon acceptance: We require a donation of $150 to secure your spot and to cover the cost of the volunteer program to the school. This donation may be made directly to the Association’s bank account in Costa Rica or as a tax-deductible donation via PayPal to our fiscal sponsor, Green Wave. This amount can also be paid in person upon arrival. This $150 donation is the total cost of our volunteer program.
Housing: We do not provide housing with our volunteer program. We are happy to assist you with finding appropriate housing if necessary, but the entire cost of housing is the responsibility of the volunteer. Housing costs fluctuate over the course of the year depending upon the season.
Our program consists of the following:
- 25 hours/week
- Willingness and enthusiasm to work with staff and other volunteers as a team.
- Some knowledge of Spanish
- Teaching experience
- Optional additional experience or mastery (art, music, physical education, theatre, language, relevant trade)
- mid-morning snack and lunch during the days that the volunteer works at the school
- open opportunities to initiate programs and workshops
Dates Available Sessions 2016:
We only accept 3 volunteers per session, so apply early!
First Semester Complete: February 01 — June 24
First Semester Part 1: February 01 — April 29
First Semester Part 2: April 05 — June 24
Second Semester Complete: July 19 — December 16
Second Semester Part 1: July 19 — September 23
Second Semester Part 2: September 23 — December 23
Please send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a cover letter stating your preferred session
- your skills and areas of interest and enclose
- your curriculum vitae (resume)
Unlike other non-profit organizations in the area, we are a non-profit organization that does not charge any fees; we only require a small donation to reserve your spot and to pay for the minimal expenses incurred by the school for the volunteer program. We only ask that you have a strong commitment to improving the lives of children in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. We do have high standards for the people we work with and are seeking only accomplished, dedicated, and creative professionals who are willing to commit to making a difference in our corner of the world. If these attributes seem to describe you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Futuro Verde is an exciting dynamic educational institution in an invigorating time of evolution and change. You have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing community and to really make a difference. Don’t take our word for it, hear what our former volunteers had to say: