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Social work with children Day Care Center in Costa Rica (city)

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Do you love children and have always wanted to work with children? Then our volunteer projects in Costa Rica are the right place for you!

The facility makes a valuable contribution to children in the form of promoting education, ensuring appropriate physical, emotional and social development and ensuring peace and contentment for the beneficiaries. The daycare center has children aged from one month to 6 years.

  • Do meaningful volunteer work and help young children
  • Gain new language skills and learn about the Ticos’ motto “Pura Vida”
  • Go on great weekend excursions to the coast, volcanoes and national parks
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From 720.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


It was created as a place where the children of working parents have a place where they can be educated, have friends and feel comfortable. Some of the children come from families with only one parent, who would not be able to cope without the help of the daycare center.

As a rule, the daycare centers are filled with children from the surrounding area who come from different backgrounds, from the lower class to the middle class. The costs for the families depend on the household income.

The daycare center is located in a nice, quiet suburb of Heredia. It is easy to get to the center of Heredia by bus and to all bus stops in San Jose to get to the beach.

  • The tasks of the volunteers include:
  • Looking after small babies and children
  • Helping out in the kitchen
  • Supervising the children
  • Organizing activities and entertaining the children with games and songs
  • Teaching basic English and hygiene skills as well as social values


  • Placement in a selected project in the city
  • Transfer from the airport to the host family
  • Local accommodation in a host family incl. half board
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project


This project can also be recognized as an internship.

Living arrangements

Accommodation and meals on site
During your project, you will live with a “tico” host family. In some families, you will live with another volunteer. You will receive two typical local meals per day. You can reach many projects within 10 minutes on foot or by bus. Our host families are carefully selected and have experience with travelers from all over the world.

Typical day in project

Volunteering on site – typical day at the project:

Volunteers spend their time caring for babies and young children, helping with meals, brushing teeth, playing with them and reading books to them. Volunteers also support the staff when needed. As a volunteer, you will work between 4-7 hours per day from Monday to Friday. A typical working day:

7.00 am Breakfast in your host family
8.00 a.m. Start of the volunteer service
14.00 End of volunteering
Afternoon at leisure


Spanish language course

You have the opportunity to take a language course parallel to your program in the afternoon. The language course takes place 3 days a week for 2 lessons. The teaching days will be arranged flexibly with the teacher and adapted to the project. The teachers are experienced teachers from Costa Rica. The lessons are one-to-one.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Costa Rica - Country Information

Translated literally Costa Rica means rich coast and is also known as the ‘Switzerland of Central America‘. In the North, Costa Rica shares a border with Nicaragua and one with Panama in the South. Due to the number of national parks and the mostly untouched beaches Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and surfers.

Official language



San José


51.100 m²


5.181.000 (2022)


Colón, you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Costa Rica all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Costa Rica, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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