Teach English in Costa Rica – Volunteers Needed!

Teach English Abroad

Teach English in Costa Rica

Our program does provide:

Lodging and 3 meals per day in the home of a local family. Accommodations include a private room and laundry facilities.
Teaching materials.
Ongoing support from the learning centers’ board members and Peace Corps Volunteers to help meet your needs and resolve any challenges that may arise.
Transportation from Juan Santamaría airport or your current location in Costa Rica to the community.
The volunteer is responsible for his/her flight in and out of Costa Rica for the duration of his/her stay.


Native English Speaker.
Some knowledge of Spanish.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in education (or related) and/or ESL/EFL certification and/or 1 year-plus experience lesson planning and teaching English.
Experience teaching and working with children or teenagers.
Willingness to integrate with the local community and live with a local host family.
Must be resourceful, flexible and independent (both in working and living arrangements).
Commitment to service and volunteerism.
Should be computer savvy, able to use the internet, facebook, etc.
VOLUNTEERING: Because we are community-based, there is no fee to volunteer with us nor can we offer a salary or health insurance.

TO APPLY: Email [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and references. Please write the start date of the position you are interested in in the subject line

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