El Centro Verde Volunteer Application

    Contact Information

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    Program Details

    Short term volunteers experience a taste of life at ECV for 1-4 weeks. They spend about 30 hours per week participating in and contributing to daily life and projects at ECV. Long term volunteers (interns) commit to extended stays (minimum one month) at ECV and spend about 40 hours per week participating in and contributing to daily life and projects at ECV. Work begins at 6:00 AM each day to take advantage of cooler temperatures. Additionally, volunteers are expected to help keep facilities and tools clean and organized.

    Accommodations:

    Short Term Accommodations are $75/week for a cabin bunk. Long Term Accommodations are $200/month for a cabin bunk.
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    Note:

    El Centro Verde provides shared bathrooms and a communal kitchen where volunteers can make meals and keep food. Volunteers are welcome to any fruits or vegetables seasonally available at ECV but meals are not included in the program cost. Most volunteers spend between $30-40 per week on food. A Costa Rican homestay may sometimes be arranged for those wanting in an immersion experience. If you are interested in this option, please indicate it in the free text section of the application. The cost begins at $150 per week and depends upon availability.

    Relevant Skills and Interests

    Please indicate your level of experience in the following areas. Lack of previous experience will not preclude you from acceptance to our programs.
    Previous gardening/farm/nursery experience?
    Permaculture or agro-forestry experience?
    Construction or carpentry experience?
    Cooking or making/selling food products?
    Animal husbandry?
    Soil fertility, composting or bio-char?
    General maintenance/cleaning?
    Vigorous physical labor in hot conditions?
    International travel by yourself?
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    Person to Notify in Case of Emergency

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    Agreement & Submission

    By checking the box below and submitting this application, I affirm that: (i) I am at least 18 years of age, am in good health for travel and physical work, and that the information provided is true and complete; (ii) I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of participation in an El Centro Verde volunteer program; and (iii) I understand that if I am accepted to the program, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in termination of volunteership without refund.
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