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Light painting and renovation in Costa Rica (for groups of 5 or more)

Pays d’action: Costa Rica, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Construction & Infrastructures
The basic infrastructure of social institutions in Cartago tends to be deficient and deteriorating. For example, schools and caregiving centers for disadvantaged children are resource-poor, funds run low, and undertaking basic renovations of buildings is difficult.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

What do volunteers do?
Volunteers serve four to six hours a day doing light construction work in a local school, caregiving center or social organization. Their tasks depend on local need, as well as the skills of the volunteers. Tasks range widely and examples include drawing and painting murals in a caregiving center; cleaning up a playground and fixing and/or painting the play-sets; doing light construction work in a classroom, which may include fixing the desks and repairing damaged walls; and beautifying a meeting room in a community center by cleaning it up, painting and/or performing light handywork.

Please note:
1. This description is intended only as a broad overview of the work. There is no typical day or script to follow. Remember, volunteers are serving in the developing world where conditions can change in an instant. Being flexible, open and able think on your feet are crucial characteristics of a good international volunteer. It is each volunteer’s role to fit in with their project and not the other way around. We expect volunteers to contribute wherever the need arises, even if it means being involved in activities they were not expecting to work in. Being able to adapt, adjust and fit in is challenging, but also what makes international volunteering so special.

2. In their application, volunteers must provide their resume/CV.

3. To join, you must be part of a self-organized group of five or more planning to apply and volunteer on the project together – we do not organize groups.

4. Each volunteer must bring to Cartago US$40 in cash for every week of their placement. The money will go towards purchasing materials, for example brooms, paints and paint brushes.

5. Prior to arrival, volunteers must provide a police background check. Without it, volunteers will not be allowed in the projects.

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Costa Rica, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Construction & Infrastructures
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 6 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 680 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 960 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1520 €
3 mois : 2080 €
6 mois : 3760 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
The project starts every Monday of the month and runs year-round.
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
No language requirement.
Qualifications particulières :
-The health and physical capability to do manual work in an environment with few amenities. -The flexibility to participate in many different activities depending on the ever-changing local needs. -Education and/or professional experience in a construction-related field is not required.
Hébergement & repas :
Volunteers live with a local family in downtown Cartago. The families are very friendly and used to welcoming international visitors and making them feel at home. Volunteers generally share a bedroom and bathroom with other volunteers. The houses are close to conveniences like grocery stores, shops and public transportation.Food: Volunteers receive breakfast and dinner every day.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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