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Teach English in Rural Community Costa Rica



We are a community-developed, non-profit education center. It was developed and is run by local community members. The center provides English as a Foreign Language classes to students of all ages.
All positions are volunteer English teaching positions. Volunteers teach approximately 15-20 hours per week and are responsible for planning […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
3 months minimum, but volunteers available for longer stays (6 months or more) are highly preferred and will be given preference

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Because we are community-based, there is no fee to volunteer with us nor can we offer a salary or health insurance. Volunteers get room and board in the home of a local family for US$250 a month. Room and board includes housing, three meals per day, and basic amenities such as laundry and cleaning. Because we are a community-based, non-profit entity, we cannot provide a salary or stipend for our volunteers. Volunteers receive an airport pick-up and drop-off.

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Great place to work!
"I volunteered for the Copey Learning Center the beginning of 2020 until Covid closed the school for a while. It was a very good experience. I felt safe and well taken care of. I felt I had support yet was allowed to develop programming without being micromanaged. People were all great. I loved the host family they had me with (Las Manzanas)."- Laura Moriarty

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