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On 5th December we observe International Volunteers Day which celebrates the work and achievements of volunteers and organisations around the world. Here we find out about the amazing work of our volunteers in Costa Rica and how their efforts are helping create a more sustainable future.

“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. With it beats the spirit of service, generosity and compassion... and the health and the wellbeing of the community, country and our world”, Kobi Yamada

diciembre 5, 2018

Raleigh volunteers in Costa Rica are heading out to start work on their final projects. The groups will be taking on the youth leadership element of their Expedition, supporting park rangers to maintain one of Costa Rica's national parks, and helping an indigenous community to construct a kindergarten to provide care and education for young children.

diciembre 2, 2018

Recently Raleigh had the privilege of hosting a visit from the British Ambassador to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Ross Denny. The ambassador visited a group of Raleigh volunteers in La Marta National Park where they are running a community action day on the environment with the local community. He then headed back to Turrialba to view the progress of an innovative campaigns and awareness raising project with McCann WorldGroup UK and Raleigh’s Costa Rican and Nicaraguan national society members.

noviembre 27, 2018

Over the next two weeks, Raleigh International will be working with McCann WorldGroup UK to deliver a course in campaign management and awareness raising to Raleigh’s national societies from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. During this course, volunteers from nine McCann WorldGroup UK firms will be delivering lectures and workshops to Raleigh alumni with the intention of imparting their expertise in marketing and awareness campaigns.

noviembre 18, 2018

In the indigenous territory of Alto Chirripó lies the village of Uluk Kicha, part of the Sharabata community. This village has been working with Raleigh Costa Rica over the past year to construct a secondary school for the local area and we have returned to continue our work with them.

noviembre 12, 2018

International and host country volunteers have all started work on their projects throughout Costa Rica, ranging from natural resource management and conservation projects in National Parks to community resilience and education projects in Indigenous Communities.

octubre 27, 2018

The Project Managers for the Costa Rica Expedition have arrived and are already hard at work. An impressive 15 Project Managers (PMs) have joined our team in Turrialba and will be responsible for working with and leading the volunteers on our projects around Costa Rica.

Los coordinadores de proyecto (PM) para la Expedición en Costa Rica han llegado y ya están trabajando duro. Impresionante 15 PMs se han unido a nuestro equipo en Turrialba y serán responsables de trabajar y liderar a los voluntarios en nuestros proyectos alrededor de Costa Rica.

octubre 4, 2018

The Advanced Team has arrived at our field base in Turrialba, Costa Rica and have gotten stuck into their work. The team have begun familiarising themselves with their roles and preparing for the arrival of the project managers. The team is made of two Deputy Operations Mangers, our Administrator, three members of our Logistics team, the Fieldbase Medic, the Communications Officer and the Photographer.

Without further ado let’s meet the team who will be helping to deliver the upcoming Expedition.

El equipo de apoyo ha llegado a nuestro centro de entrenamiento en Turrialba, Costa Rica y se han quedado atrapados en su trabajo. El equipo ha empezado a familiarizarse con sus roles y prepararse para la llegada de los líderes de equipo. El equipo está formado por dos gerentes de operaciones, nuestro administrador, tres miembros de nuestro equipo logística, una médico, el oficial de comunicaciones y el fotógrafo.

Sin más preámbulos, nos encontraremos con el equipo que estará ayudando a ejecutar la próxima expedición.

septiembre 27, 2018

On 24th August, in true Costa Rican fashion, National Park Day was a mixture of strong equatorial heat, stifling cloud cover and the constant possibility of tropical rain. Visitors to La Cangreja National Park began arriving at around 8am; a mixture of school students, teachers and small venders selling a variety of goods. 

El 24 de agosto, al más puro estilo costarricense, el Día del Parque Nacional fue una mezcla de fuerte calor ecuatorial, sofocante cubierta de nubes y la constante posibilidad de lluvia tropical. Los visitantes del Parque Nacional La Cangreja comenzaron a llegar alrededor de las 8am una mezcla de estudiantes, maestros y vendedores pequeños que venden una variedad de productos. 

septiembre 13, 2018

Deep in the indigenous territory of Alto Chirripó, you will find the Sharabata community. Members of the community have many stories, one of which Raleigh volunteer, Edith, discovered when she talked to Yogebeth Perez. Yogebeth is a 20-year-old woman who, like many other young people in the community, had to abandon her studies because of difficulties of access to school.

En lo profundo del territorio indígena de Alto Chirripó, se encuentra la comunidad de Sharabata. Los miembros de la comunidad tienen muchas historias, una de las cuales la voluntaria de Raleigh, Edith, descubrió cuando habló con Yogebeth Pérez. Yogebeth es una mujer de 20 años que, como muchos otros jóvenes de la comunidad, tuvo que abandonar sus estudios debido a las dificultades para acceder a la escuela.

septiembre 5, 2018