Costa Rica Community Development

Company : GVI
Location : Cimaronnes
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Travel to Cimaronnes and work alongside a team of international participants on community empowerment projects.


  • Contribute to UN SDG #4, Quality Education and #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
  • Immerse in a new culture and work on community development projects at a grass roots level 
  • Opportunity to complete an optional Community Development online course offered in partnership with University of Richmond in the United States
  • Learn Spanish and experience a new culture

More Information

Experience the Costa Rican culture when you travel to the village of Cimaronnes to work on empowerment initiatives.

As a participant on this program you will contribute directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6, Quality education. Join a team of international participants and work on various activities depending on the needs of the community at the time.

You could expect to get involved in:

  • Teaching health, wellness and sports at a high school
  • Teaching English and/or math at a high school
  • Teaching English at an Elementary School
  • Potential adult English classes
  • Working with a Women's Entrepreneur group (meetings biweekly)

Expect to be challenged and immersed in real projects, so you will need to be creative, agile, and resourceful, all the while mindful that you will be working with community members who have limited resources.

This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.

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Costs / Benefits

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects. It is our mission to support field operations in the long term. Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment, the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:
• 2 weeks - £1,795
• 4 weeks - £2,245
• 6 weeks - £2,695
• 8 weeks - £3,145
• 10 weeks - £3,595
• 12 weeks - £4,045


• 18+ years of age

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