“The heart of a volunteer is never measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” – DeAnn Hollis

Volunteer Program

    • Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at the local primary school
    • Assist the school’s pre-school teacher in lesson/activity preparation & execution
      (intermediate Spanish required)
    • Serve as an after-school homework helper (basic Spanish helpful)
    • Plan and carry out fun, hands-on activities, focused on the environment, art, or sports
    • Prepare & teach 1-hour interactive English lessons to youth, ages 8+
    • Prepare & teach 1-hour fun educational sessions to kids, ages 7 and below (intermediate Spanish required)
    • Prepare & teach 1-hour computer literacy
    • Teach beginner English classes at night to a mixture of youth and adults
    • Teach music classes e.g. guitar (create your own schedule!)
    • Develop promotional materials
    • Maintain our website
    • Update our social media (Facebook, website)
    • Help write our monthly newsletter
    • Lead soccer practices or dance classes (basic Spanish helpful)
    • Assist with our fundraising efforts e.g. bar trivia!
  • Whether your passion is teaching, theater, dance, swimming, yoga, writing, athletics, drawing, building, or music, we could use your assistance and helping hands. However, we do recommend:Intermediate Spanish

    • Fluent English
    • Minimum 1-month commitment
    • Independence, flexibility, and creativity
    • Ability to live and work with others
  • Lodging is available at our project near the lake. Private room, meals (with open access to the kitchen), filtered water, and Wi-Fi are provided for $100 / week.

    *Discounts offered for long term volunteers (5 months or longer)

“Proyecto CocoMango is truly a great organization in the Laguna de Apoyo community. I volunteered here for a month and was happy to contribute as much as possible to the already developed and well-structured approach. Whether teaching English to students during school, in after-school programs, or developing music and sport skills, the time I spent here felt valued and significant to the community. I couldn’t recommend it any higher!” –Trevor Allt


Trevor and Ellen (past volunteers of 2017 )

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