The Costa Rica Corps has developed two Volunteer Pathways for 2021 through which small teams of virtual volunteers will receive training and support, then work one-on-one to make a difference for Costa Rican sectors in urgent need of support: our nonprofit organizations, and our teachers. We thank our nationwide Advisory Council and the U.S. Peace Corps for their support in creating these pathways.
Update, Jan. 20, 2021: Our volunteer application process is now closed because our groups are full! We will continue to update this page when we reopen our application process for these two Pathways. Thanks to all who applied!
How it works
Volunteers commit 12 weeks (Jan. 25-April 9, 2021, including one week of preparation and one week of wrapup/feedback). Maximum commitment of 5 hours per week. Volunteers will receive a manual and resource guide, and a one-hour orientation session via Zoom including the program partners who helped us develop these pathways. Volunteers will also have weekly access to support to ensure they have a successful experience.
Nonprofit Coaching Pathway
Volunteers will be paired with an Amigos of Costa Rica nonprofit affiliate that needs support to improve its communications and/or fundraising capacity. After an initial Zoom with Costa Rica Corps and Amigos staff, volunteers will coach their nonprofit counterparts to improve their online presence and outreach. Ideal for virtual volunteers with experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and/or communications. Spanish proficiency useful but not required. Learn more and apply here.
English Teacher Support Pathway
Volunteers will be paired with a public school English teacher who needs support during this challenging time for educators. Following orientation from the incredible teacher trainers at our partner organization, the Institute for Collaborative Learning, volunteers will meet weekly with teachers for English conversation, cultural exchange and discussions of classroom challenges. English proficiency a must; teaching background a plus. Learn more and apply here.
Looking for something else?
We’ll also be sharing other volunteer needs and opportunities on our social media (follow us today on Facebook and Instagram, @costaricacorps) and in our monthly newsletter. Common needs include translation, audiovisual production, and mentorship in a variety of areas. Sign up to stay informed about what’s needed in Costa Rica and our Costa Rica Corps Volunteers’ accomplishments!