English Volunteers for Change is currently offering TEFL/ ESL Certified English Teachers fully-funded volunteer positions in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica! The Costa Rican Government´s Department of Labor sponsor young adults to receive English classes in their local community and have the chance to better their current life situations.
In order to receive classes, students must qualify for government assistance based on their current income and employment status; the students must be able to dedicate 40 hours per week for English classes. The goal of the program is to help these students gain employment at local hotels and businesses where a basic to intermediate level of English is required.
Volunteers will be asked to dedicate 40 hours per week to English lessons with one group of students. The placement gives volunteers an opportunity to explore Costa Rica and immerse themselves in their local community and culture.
4 Month Commitment
January 27th, 2019
May 25th, 2019
- University Degree, preferably in Education or ESL/TESOL
- TEFL, CELTA degree or equivalent
- Teaching experience
- Have experience volunteering in their local community or abroad
- A clean and current criminal background check
- A Basic level of Spanish (more preferred)
- 21 years of age
- Native English Speaker
- The desire to immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture for at least 4 months
- The desire to strongly impact the lives of young, at risk Costa Rican young adults
- Patience, strong organizational skills and be very adaptable
- Technology savvy (have own laptop)
Volunteer Benefits: In exchange for your commitment of 40 hours per week to your students, volunteers will receive:
- Housing with a local Costa Rican host family in a private room
- Three meals per day
- Access to laundry service
- 24/7 support from the local coordinator and Program Coordinator
- All teaching materials and a course syllabus for easy planning
- Volunteer Visa (upon turning in necessary documents)
- Easter Vacation
- $500 Cash Bonus upon successful completion of program
How to Apply
Welcome to the application process for Volunteer English teachers in Costa Rica!
Please send an email to email@example.com requesting more information and access to our application.