English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is a unique non-profit volunteer program which was established by ALIARSE and Costa Rica Multilingüe, a government sponsored initiative that seeks to create a bilingual Costa Rica by 2020.
EVOLC was established in 2009 with the enthusiasm of 5 volunteers, and has brought more than 120 volunteers to Costa Rica to date. EVOLC grows with the commitment of volunteers worldwide and the support of a wide range of national and international organizations.
Our program is supported by the Ministry of the Presidency of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Tourism, various local development associations, public and private enterprises, and the ALIARSE Foundation.
Our volunteers contribute to the sustainable development of the continuously thriving tourism sector in Costa Rica as well as impoverished rural and urban communities. Our volunteers positively affect the lives of students, teachers and community members.