- What does the program fee cover?
Transportation to and from orientation site from the ALIARSE office in San Jose. Support and 24-hour back up
3 meals/day and housing with a host family
1-3 day orientation program (depending on program of choice and program length)
Professional and educational mentoring
- Will I get paid?
No, your work is not paid, but we provide food, lodging, and transportation.
Also, we allow our volunteers 10 hours/week to provide paid private classes in order to supplement their income while volunteering.
- Can I do any fundraising to pay the program fee?
Definitely! Raising money to pay for your volunteer fee can be a rewarding and exciting experience, not to mention it takes the strain off of your personal budget! Fundraising can unite you, your community, and your family together for a common goal one that will benefit you and hundreds of Costa Ricans. We have attached a short document with the best strategies for effective fundraising within your community.