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.