We are always looking for volunteers to help us each week. Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience, particularly when volunteers are able to participate every week because they really get to know the kids. However, we require no commitment and appreciate anyone who can come once or more to work (or play!) with our fabulous kids. Volunteers will help give the snack to the kids and then run the activity stations for speaking English, reading or writing Spanish, and math. We plan the activities, and they are easy and fun to run because we divide the kids into three groups of 8-20 kids (depending on how many kids come) and rotate the groups every 10 minutes to the different stations. We have 80 kids aged 5 to 13 in the program, but they do not usually all come each week due to the varying school schedules here.
How To Get Involved!
Volunteers meet at Instituto Estelar every Tuesday at 2:45 pm, where transportation to and from the children’s neighborhood is provided. We usually return around 4:30 pm. It is helpful if you can confirm your attendance with our receptionist at Instituto Estelar, or contact us at Info@clubacr.com or via Facebook so that we know you are coming. We also need volunteers to help prepare the healthy snacks each week, and we love it when volunteers want to plan an activity or two to do at the club!
Upcoming Events & Field Trips
We always have big events and fun excursions lined up for our kids at Club A. As with our weekly event, volunteers are always welcome to join us on any upcoming event or excursion. This is a great chance to get to see our kids have fun and do things they would not be able to do otherwise. See below the list of upcoming events and excursions that we have planned for 2017. *Please note that some excursions may include a fee.
- March 27. 2017: Join our kids-day-out to the beautiful Diamante’s Animal Sanctuary: a wildlife sanctuary that hosts a large number of species including sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, pumas, crocodiles, snakes and more. Visit their website: http://diamanteecoadventurepark.com/en
- Date to be announced, but probably in April, 2017: We hope to spend a day at a ranch in Liberia and conduct fun games and activities for the kids.
- Date to be announced, but probably in June, 2017: We have a few ideas for field trips, including a trip to the airport, to the beach, or to another adventure park. We are working on it and will announce it soon!
- July 23 – 30, 2017: Build a Playground for the kids of Club A.
If any of these events interest you, please contact Info@clubacr.com to sign up.
Every year, we try and do something big for the kids of Club A. For 2017, we have a couple of large-scale projects that are currently in development. These will require a number of volunteers from around the globe and will be packaged with Instituto Estelar’s Spanish Immersion Program. If you are interested in volunteering for a week or two for one of our upcoming projects, please contact Info@clubacr.com and we will keep you updated on our progress.