Make Social Impact in Costa Rica

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English Volunteers for Change

English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is a non-profit project of the ALIARSE Foundation in Costa Rica which aims to pair teachers with groups of students in need in urban and rural communities around the country. Students participate in these English classes for free and through them, are given tools to gain employment. Our first group of 5 volunteers came to Costa Rica in 2009 and we have since been fortunate enough to have had the participation of more than 155 volunteers!

Job Details

Job Headline: Make Social Impact in Costa Rica
Job Location: Costa Rica, North America
Minimum Salary: 0
Maximum Salary: 0
Salary Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Salary Frequency: Month
Job Type: Volunteer
Job Category: General English
Job Title: Teacher

Though Costa Rica is an important tourist destination, many residents in
rural tourist communities and in the capital city alike have not had access
to quality English courses. As part of an initiative to keep tourism jobs
local, many hotels and local businesses have begun sponsoring English
Classes for at-risk youth who need English to better their life situations!
English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) in Costa Rica is looking for
friendly, enthusiastic TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certified teachers to give
English lessons in this amazing country.
When volunteer teachers arrive, they will participate in an intensive
orientation at our office in Costa Rica's capital city, San José. Upon
finishing orientation, volunteers will be taken to their teaching
Volunteer teachers will live with friendly local host families during their
time in Costa Rica. They will be responsible for teaching English classes
part-time (20 hours/week) and have the rest of their time free to plan their
lessons and enjoy all Costa Rica has to offer!
Courses begin at various times throughout this coming summer and fall.
Teachers may choose to commit to a time frame of between 3 and 6
months. These 6 months are some of the best for festivals in Costa Rica
giving the teacher a chance to not only live near some of the most
beautiful beaches in the country, but to experience real Costa Rican
In exchange for 20 hours of lessons per week with local young adults
teachers will receive:

- Lodging with a Costa Rican host family in a private room with wifi
- 3 meals a day
-Laundry Service
-Volunteer insurance
-Volunteer visa (if volunteering longer and 3 months)
- Local Transportation stipend and airport pickup + Drop off
- Teaching Materials
- An intensive orientation program in San José with hotel stay included
and cultural tour of San Jose
- 24-hour, ongoing support
-Real immersion as volunteers become a valued member of their
- Competitive multicultural, international, and professional experience
- The opportunity to make a measurable difference in the lives of others
• University degree preferred
• TEFL (or equivalent)
• Volunteer and/or professional teaching experience preferred
• Independence
• Willingness to adapt and a become a member of a new community
• Native English speaker
• Organization and responsibility
• A strong desire to live in another country and learn about Costa Rican
• Commitment to service and volunteerism
• Ability to communicate well with others


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