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ACICRC14-20 COSTA RICA SanJoseSanJoseProvinceCostaRica... KIDS,SOCI,EDU 03/03/2023 31/10/2024

MANOS AMIGAS | ACICRC14-20 | 2023-03-03 - 2024-10-31 | KIDS,SOCI,EDU | Age: 18 - 99

El Centro Integral Infantil Manos Amigas is an Institution which takes care of 30 children and their families from the very poor areas of San José. This center aims to cover the three fundamental areas of education, health, nutrition and psychological health, and which are essential for the integral development of any human being. They give them food and care as well; Kid’s ages range from 0 to 6 years old. They also organize night patrols to give food to homeless people in San José.

Work: Possible tasks for the volunteer Assisting the Staff members with the needs of integral management of the children. Development of didactic and educational materials (handcrafts) for the children together with the teachers in charge. Supporting activities related to special dates and celebrations in the center. Cleaning and disinfection of materials, equipment and furnitures after the regular activities of the center. Assisting the children when eating, helping them to eat and cleaning them once they finish eating. Assisting in the kitchen, mainly in cleaning and maintenance, but not cooking as the center has a hired service in charge of the daily food. If the volunteer has specific skills that can be used for the center, volunteers can talk (good communication) to the staff and ask for permission in order to see if they can create activities for the placement such as: - Games, songs, etc. - Foreign language classes (e.g. English lessons) - Workshops (music, art, etc.) When volunteers have a high level of Spanish, they can be requested to support administrative works.

Accomodation and food: (X) Hosting situation provided by Local Family. ( ) Hosting situation provided by the Project. The volunteer will be hosted in a family relatively close to the project. The majority of families are middle class. The volunteer will, in most cases, have his/her own room and a shared bathroom (with the family and sometimes with another volunteer). Meals will be provided by the host families and/or by the project (3 meals a day). The volunteer might bring the lunch with him/her to the project. All families are different, and you should be able to adapt to a certain degree to your host family.

Location: SanJoseSanJoseProvinceCostaRica

Airport: SJO

Train/Bus station: Volunteers will be picked up at the airport.

Requirements: Required skills and interests of the volunteer  Patience, sensitive and tolerance.  Creativity and interest in social work and enjoy working for children.  The volunteer should enjoy working with people and foster good human relations.  Proactivity is a must.  Volunteer must be ready to work independently even when the coordinator is not present.  Honest, responsible, punctual, positive person.  Leadership Skills.  Good attitude.  Open to flexibility of schedules.  Ready and available to play games with the children.  Use of cell phone is prohibited in working hours, except in breaks and for emergency situation.  If there is a medical condition, volunteers need to inform and send the needed certification from doctors or similar.

Volunteers will be picked up at the airport.

Language: esp

Extra Fee: 300 USD

Manos Amigas is a permanent projects, so they receive volunteers all year long. They have a capacity of around 1-2 volunteers per week and there are no limitations in the number of female or male volunteers, but yes, we recommend volunteers to be adults (+18).