Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
ABOUT THE TRIP
Alajuelita is a small town located just 5km from the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city. The town is marked by three distinct rivers, Río Tribí, Río Cañas and Río Poás.
Natural disasters, political conflict and lack of economic opportunity have created a large number of Nicaraguan immigrants to settle in the Alajuelita area. Without access to the national healthcare system, the refugees seek out our clinic to receive treatment and psychological services.
FIRMC’s ongoing operations throughout the year give us a pulse on the community and those we serve. We participate in activities and work among families in Alajuelita, San Felipe, and the surrounding areas. With the support of our volunteers, we dedicate our resources to three main areas of focus: clinical activities, health education, and special initiatives. Below are a few examples of our work at Project Alajuelita.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers