Volunteer opportunity posted by: Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Center
Posted on: November 22, 2012
Scholarship Program Coordinator/English as a Foreign Language Instructor- Jan.-June 2013
Volunteer Position- Room and board provided.
Located on the beautiful Sarapiquí River, the SCLC depends on long-term volunteers to run its day-to-day programs and operations. The volunteers must be highly committed, self-motivated, willing to work full-time, and responsible for coordinating the entirety of the Scholarship program and also teach up to ten classes a week (depending on registration levels). In 2012, the SCLC is restructuring and focusing on realizing its original mission of establishing itself as a center for resources for the Sarapiquí community and a place where the community comes to support and help each other. Due to the nature of the Center and the mission to reach and work with the local community, and of course to communicate with the scholarship students and their parents, volunteers should have at least an intermediate level of Spanish and feel comfortable communicating in this language.
We are currently looking for a Scholarship Program Coordinator to lead, supervise and manage the high school scholarship program. While education is free in Costa Rica, attending high school can be costly for many families in the Sarapiquí region. Expenses such as uniforms, books, copies and transportation make it difficult for families to be able to send their children to high school. SCLC's high school scholarship program aims to support families through facilitating international donations to local high school students. The program also provides monthly meetings, community service projects, environmental programming, ongoing career and future planning, and opportunities for students to discuss and work on environmental and social problems facing their communities.
Please note that coordinating and teaching is only a part of this position; this is a Community Development and Outreach Center in which it is absolutely necessary for volunteers to participate in all of the Center's projects and missions.
If you are interested in applying for this position or would like general information about the Center, please contact us at: email@example.com