The benefits of volunteering extend to you - the volunteer, and to the local community in Costa Rica where you will serve. Personal benefits include development of life skills, personal growth, friendship, increased self confidence, social awareness, and building independence. An international volunteer experience will also enhance career prospects.
When you volunteer with GVN, you can be assured you are helping a local grassroots organisation. Volunteer efforts directly benefit local groups, local communities, and local people. We work with our partner organizations in Costa Rica to support them in achieving their goals and ensuring that their projects are sustainable and effective.
What to Expect?
Volunteers will work in either a residence for HIV positive people, or in an assisted living facility for very low income elderly residents. At the HIV residence, volunteers will provide companionship to patients and providing general help in the on-site clinic. Whilst a very rewarding position, volunteers should prepare themselves mentally and emotionally to work with terminally ill patients. At the assisted living facility, volunteers will provide companionship, assist with meals and the distribution of medication, and volunteers should be prepared to work with elderly patients.
- Program ID: # 2378
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: San JoseCosta RicaCR
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: San Jose (SJO)
- Costs From: $1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsWomen's & Youth Programs
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