English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is looking for committed and highly motivated volunteers ready to make a lasting, sustainable impact in Costa Rica!

English Volunteers for Change (EVOLC) is a non-profit project of the ALIARSE Foundation in Costa Rica which aims to pair teachers with groups of students in need in urban and rural communities around the country. Students participate in these English classes for free and through them, are given tools to gain employment and a better quality of life!

Openings: Immediately (various positions all through out 2017 and 2018)
Commitment Length: between 2 weeks to 6 months (inquire via email for specifics evolc@aliarse.org)
Locations: In the capital city of San Jose and region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Students populations: range from children, young adults and adults (you decide which population most interests you)

Fully Sponsored Positions provide volunteer with:

– 3 meals a day
– Lodging with an experienced Costa Rican host family
– Transportation stipend for daily travel to their teaching site and airport pickup/drop off
– Teaching Materials (curriculum and books)
– Intensive program orientation in Costa Rica
– 24-hour, ongoing support from the EVOLC Program Coordinator
– Site visits from the EVOLC Program Coordinator
-Real immersion as volunteers become a valued member of their community
– Competitive multicultural, international, and professional teaching experience

– University degree
– TEFL (or equivalent) and some teaching experience
– Native English speaker
– Independent, self reliant, and very flexible
– A strong desire to make an impact
– Spanish speaking preferred but not required
– Experience working with populations with lower resources


Please download our application and send it to evolc@aliarse.org for more information!


Check out our facebook pages! https://www.facebook.com/evolc.costarica & http://www.facebook.com/JumpStartCR/

  1. I am an experienced and highly qualified school administrator. I have 24 years of experience and, even as an administrator, I continue to teach, by choice, on a daily basis. I have been learning to speak Spanish this past year, and I would love an immersion experience. I have worked and led in schools with a high LEP population for years. I consider myself a strong instructional leader, and this is the most important part of my job.

    I’d love a summer experience in July during which I can use my talents as an instructor, immerse myself in the language, and visit and learn about a new culture. I’m eager and willing to teach and learn!

  2. Hello, my name is Diane Ellison. I am a native English speaker with nine years’ experience teaching English in several countries. I am retired now and interested in a volunteer position teaching adults.

    At the present time I am vacationing in Mexico. I will be leaving the country on September 3, 2017, and will be available to work in Costa Rica then.

    You may contact me at dianysburger37@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Diane Ellison

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