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Clinic and Soup Kitchen – Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
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Overview

Highlights

  • To learn, first hand, about local community challenges and about the work of FIMR
  • To form a connection with FIRMC in order to raise awareness of this organization and the community they serve
  • Have fun! Many travelers say volunteering is the highlight of their trip - we hope it is for you too!

Short Description

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) operates a free medical clinic in Alajuelita to provide all families with access to medical care. FIMRC provides psychological services and conducts health outreach programs to educate the community about nutrition, hygiene,healthy lifestyles, and preventative care. They alsowork with a local soup kitchen to provide nourishing midday meals to mothers and children.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport NA
Start City Alajuelita
End City Alajuelita

Trip Includes

  • Meet your FIMRC representative and learn more about their programs
  • Volunteer at the local Soup Kitchen
  • (Optional): Spend the afternoon participating in one of the local health outreach programs

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Itinerary

8:30am – 9:00am: Meet your FIMRC representative and get oriented

9:30am ­ 10:30am: Staff time permitting, a tour of the local neighborhood to learn about local issues and meet people served by the local programs

10:30am ­ 12:30pm: Volunteer at the local Soup Kitchen, preparing and serving local children and mothers

Optional afternoon programming ­ does not run every day of the week:

12:30 ­ 1:30pm: Lunch break (Bring your own, or there is a bakery nearby where you can purchase simple “bread pizza”)

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Spend the afternoon participating in one of the local health outreach programs.

These may include public exercise classes, health and nutrition outreach, art therapy, and other public health initiatives.

 

Please note: Your experience may differ depending on FIMRC’s priorities on the day you visit.

FIMRC staff will go over your itinerary upon arrival.

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4.3

Clinic and Soup Kitchen – Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Very special

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If you are seeking an opportunity to get to know the countries and communities you are visiting on a deeper level, definitely partake in Give a Day Global! The teams both at Give A Day Global and at FIMRC were exceptionally helpful and welcoming, leading to my very special volunteer experience in Costa Rica.
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A chance to get off the beaten tourist track in a meaningful way

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As a traveler, I seek depth more than breadth in my experiences abroad. I appreciate any opportunity to get off the beaten tourist track, and into the craft and customs of the locals where non­commercial cultural exchange can happen. Give A Day Global makes this readily possible in a safe and truly meaningful way for which I am grateful.
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Transformed our family vacation

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The Give-­A-­Day experience transformed our family vacation into something much more meaningful. We were able to see a different side of our host country while bonding as a family.
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I had a great time volunteering at Baphumelele with their day care center.

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The children were amazing and it was easy to get there and get involved. I would highly recommend checking them out if you have some time during your travels in Cape Town.
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I would recommend it to everyone!

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We volunteered on our Honeymoon in Costa Rica and I would recommend it to everyone! There is no better way to truly learn about a country and its people than to volunteer and give back to the community.
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Flights & Transport

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Independent

Cancellation Policy:

If your plans change, please give GADG as much notice as possible.

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Trip Excludes

  • Food & Beverages
  • Transportations

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