Volunteer with us
At El Puente we take a wide open approach to volunteering. You can make a special trip to Puerto Viejo to be involved in our programs, or you can build a smaller time commitment into your vacation. There is no fee for volunteering at El Puente.
There are multiple ways to be involved in the El Puente Family from food service to technical support, to project management.
Volunteering at our Community Kitchen provides a unique opportunity to serve, meet and interact with members of the Talamanca community. You also provide much needed hands to prepare food, serve our community and maintain our kitchen space.
Everyone who attends El Puente to either serve or be served is our guest and is treated with love and respect.
Outfitting over 200 children with back-packs, school supplies, shoes and uniforms is no small feat! And its all carried out by volunteers like you. Drivers, chaperones, shoppers, funding and supplies are required.
Nanci and her team of volunteers work diligently in the weeks leading up to February, when Costa Rican children begin their school year.
El Puente welcomes volunteers with teaching expereince to help community members learn language and literacy.
On holidays and special occasions artists share their talents in teaching and entertaining the community in music, drawing, painting and more.