Projet Permanent
San jose , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ELDE
  • ACI/HA2018
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 550.00 USD


Open all year. camp fee of $300 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica. and 75$ for each extra week.

  • Code : ACI/HA2018
  • Dispo : 2M / 3F (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ESP / ESP
  • Age : 18 - 99


This organization aims to provide a quality service to elderly people who require it as a result of their situation either of poverty or disability, by means of comprehensive care in an appropriate setting according to current guidelines.


Possible tasks for the volunteer: The tasks are mainly related to providing company and sharing experiences with the residents. ? Talk with the elderly people in order to get to know their likes, needs, health and to benefit from their advice and experience ? Participating in activities such as exercise or workshops (sewing, cooking, arts and crafts etc.) ? Coordinate the health professionals which the Institution works with for various activities ? Help during meals to serve the elderly people. Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Accommodation: The volunteers stay in a host family. The host family will be in the area of the project.


Santo Domingo, Heredia Province


Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? Must be eighteen years or older. Gender, civil status, race and social/economic status do not matter. ? Must be presentable, have good personal hygiene, good conversational skills and treat the residents with respect. ? Basic level of Spanish ? Patience and tolerance ? Be prepared to work with elderly people and to participate enthusiastically effectively. ? Be independent, have initiative and be prepared to complete many different tasks ? Possess a mindset of solidarity and be prepared to give a generous commitment to fulfil your potential whilst respecting and actively defending the dignity of the resident and allowing the personal development of each resident with empathy and patience. — Things you need to Bring to Fundación Maria: ? Sun protector ? Dress appropriately ? Jeans or Leggings ? Extra shoes (tennis shoes) ? Work clothes (that you don´t mind getting dirty). ? You can bring backpack or suitcase ? Materials to use with the elderly people. Open all year. camp fee of $300 for 4 weeks + adm. cost 250$ for ACI Costa Rica. and 75$ for each extra week.

We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as �International Messenger of Peace� and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, �Weltw�rts� of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British �Community Service Volunteers�, the European Union�s �European Voluntary Service�, �Canada World Youth�, and �United Planet� from the USA.

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