Travel to Latin America and explore the lively towns of Playa del Carmen and Quepos on this multi country project! Contribute to valuable childcare initiatives in both regions with our partners Save the Children and the local community of Quepos with the aim to give disadvantaged children a safe place to learn, play and grow.
In Mexico, you will be volunteering in
a children’s centre
run by Save the Children. Your responsibilities will be extremely varied on this project, but will be focused on empowering young children to know and apply their rights and how to handle various situations.
In Costa Rica you will be placed in a local school in the nearby town of Quepos where your time will be spent giving English classes to children and other community members and organising art workshops, games and sports sessions. You may also get involved in music lessons, academic support and extra-curricular activities.
Through volunteering in both of these regions, you will experience an intimate look into the communities and their culture, while learning Spanish and improving the education and support available to local children.
If you do not speak Spanish, don’t worry! This programme provides you with an excellent opportunity to learn a new language and work with children at the same time. Speak to your coordinator about arranging Spanish lessons (extra to the program) that will fully prepare you for life on the program.
Please note travel between Mexico and Costa Rica is not included, but please speak to your Country Expert who will be able to advise you on your options and costs involved.
Contribute to valuable childcare initiatives in Latin American countries; live with volunteers from all over the world; explore ancient ruins, tropical rainforests and pristine beaches; contribute to dimensioning child violence and abuse; support disadvantaged children; make a sustainable impact on communities; practice your Spanish; get up close and personal with fantastic wildlife and take part in a myriad of optional side trips during your free time.
Many GVI programs are great working vacations. They will provide you with skills you can use the rest of your life. You will have an amazing experience and meet people you will remember for the rest of your life. You will be working alongside people as young as college ages, to people between jobs and from all walks of life. The settings are often rustic, but turn out more comfortable than you expect.