Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Volunteer to teach sports in Costa Rica and make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged schoolchildren in rural Alajuela province. In Latin America, physical education is an important part of the curriculum, but budget restraints mean that many schools can’t afford to employ a full-time PE teacher. Physical education volunteers provide deprived schoolchildren with the opportunity to learn new sports, develop their skills and foster a love of fitness.
Working in public elementary schools throughout San Ramon, you’ll introduce first to sixth grade schoolchildren to a range of sports, helping them develop basic skills and enjoy getting active. Equipment is limited so volunteers often have to apply creative thought to lesson plans, making classes fun and educational with minimal resources.
Volunteers joining the Sports Education Program will help plan and deliver PE lessons under the supervision of a qualified teacher. You’ll also assist teachers with lesson preparations, encourage students to become physically active, introduce children to new sports and help out with school event days and competitions.
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
This brochure should be the first document you read if you are interested in joining our program.