People in Costa Rica can often find themselves left behind, and the government isn’t able to offer them all the support they need. In Esparza, the community stepped up to offer this support in the form of an assisted living community.
Funding is always an issue, so gap year volunteers in Costa Rica are needed to help with maintenance, cleaning and painting the complex. The residents are often lonely, so company is very much appreciated and needed and you can make a real contribution by providing and assisting with classes and activities. Bingo, cards, English classes, dance classes, first aid, gardening, sewing classes – it will all go down well with residents here.
A portion of your first day will be spent with a tour of the facilities and introductions. You will need to be flexible, but activity should average 4-8 hours a day, and prove varied.
You will have lunch on site (or arranged nearby) and should expect to remain there from 8:00am until just after 4:30pm, depending on your schedule. This provides plenty of time to get to know residents and other staff. The Siesta is between 12:00 and 2:00pm, so lunch will be provided then.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***