The disability support volunteer program is conducted at two different centers within the city. In one of these centers, volunteers will engage with individuals aged 21 years and younger, while in the other, they will assist adults. Both centers cater to patients with a diverse range of disabilities, including but not limited to blindness, deafness, autism, Asperger syndrome, and Down syndrome.
The primary objective of these programs is to empower volunteers to offer specialized assistance that enhances the quality of life for the patients. In the case of adult groups, there is a heightened emphasis on imparting professional skills that facilitate a more independent and fulfilling life in Costa Rica.
Patients at these centers also benefit from specialized services such as physiotherapy, language therapy, support for emotional and behavioral issues, art therapy, and music appreciation classes.
Your role will involve assisting the teacher in conducting classes. Each class is overseen by one teacher and one assistant, so any additional help is greatly appreciated, as it allows the teachers to provide more individualized attention to their students.
You are also encouraged to participate in therapy sessions and outdoor activities. No specialized knowledge or prior professional experience in working with disabled individuals is required. Your presence, willingness to lend a helping hand, warm and compassionate approach are highly valued and deeply appreciated. As a volunteer, you have the potential to make a meaningful difference in the daily well-being of these individuals.
LOCATION: San Ramón
MINIMUM DURATION: 2 weeks
Christmas: From the third week of December to the third week of February.
Easter: 1 week (the week prior to Easter Sunday).
Mid-season break: First two weeks of July.