Our program is ideal for those looking to dedicate their time to a good cause and acquire valuable professional training. It is perfect if you want to take a gap year, to learn Spanish and immerse yourself in a natural paradise, or if you want to spend your summer helping and teaching others. You will truly feel satisfied in knowing that you have contributed to the educational growth of many.


Each EVOLC placement is tailored to the volunteers’ individual preferences. Would you like to help out in English classes by one of Costa Rica’s famed beaches? We’ve got just the place! Would you rather be teaching high up on one of Costa Rica’s lush mountains? No problem! Whether volunteers are seeking the tranquility of a rural community or the bustle of the city, there is a school or teaching center where EVOLC volunteers are making an impact.

Finally, as a teacher in our program, you will be part of a team of professionals to whom you can turn for support and advice. Every other week, we will be consulting you about your progress, and every three months we will conduct a personal visit to your site. Our volunteers have access to many resources including:

  • Intensive Orientation
  • Ongoing support from our program coordinator
  • Assistance from the local leaders in the community
  • Teacher and student textbooks and workbooks