Children's Well-Being Foundation

Volunteer & Intern Opportunities

The Children's Well-Being Foundation has volunteer opportunities for those studying medical, nursing, public health, education, and other disciplines. There are opportunities for undergraduate students as well. Students can improve the health and lives of children in Costa Rica by working alongside staff and physicians at our medical clinic. We offer opportunities year-round.

The Children’s Well-Being Foundation is making a significant difference in Costa Rica – we are providing health care to thousands of children who otherwise would have fallen through the cracks of their healthcare system. We provide primary care services, eye exams, and psychological services. We work with local and international partners to ensure the sustainability of the clinics and training opportunities for future doctors who are encouraged to pursue medical volunteerism.

The Children's Well-Being Foundation works with each group to tailor a program that works best for the students. We will customize programming and daily activities based on student interest and work with you to make this one of the best experiences of your life! 

Cost for the program: 

1 week program is $975 USD per student
2 week program is $1,750 USD per student
6 week program is $3,500 USD per student

Costs include transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from the clinic each day, lodging, all meals, and all clinical program activities and expenses. All volunteers are responsible for their own airfare, excursions, entertainment costs, and insurance.

If your application is accepted, we will ask for a $250 deposit to reserve your spot. This amount is non-refundable. The entire balance is due 30 calendar days prior to departure, along with proof of insurance showing that you have medical coverage in Costa Rica. 


Please fill out the application and email to All information will be kept confidential.

Schools who have participated in the CWB Internship Program:

Boston University
Brown University
College of William & Mary
Simmons College
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Vermont
University of West Virginia

Interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities with the Children's Well-Being Foundation? Email

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, first reach out to the Children's Well-Being Foundation to determine if there are openings available for your prospective travel dates. 

Please note that Children's Well-Being Foundation follows the Association of American Medical Colleges guidelines for patient care abroad.
 Children's Well-Being Foundation
100 Highland Street, Suite G1
Milton, Ma. 02186
Phone: 877-292-0030

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