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Volunteering for Professionals

Do you have professional expertise in a specific field that you believe could benefit our work here at Abriendo Mentes? We are always open to discussing special projects where volunteers can utilize their knowledge and professional skills, allowing them to make a measurable impact in their field of work. Special Projects Volunteers must make a minimum commitment of one month.

Examples of the type of work you could do
  • Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Photography and Videography.
  • Fundraising.
  • Curriculum Development.
  • Finances and Accounting.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Marketing.
  • Business Development.
  • Organizational Management.

Country Director.


Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.


We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team in 2016. Short term volunteer positions are only available for periods of 2-8 weeks. Please indicate your ideal arrival and departure dates in your application.


To cover administrative and program costs, Abriendo Mentes requires all short term volunteers to make a monetary contribution of $200 USD. This is a tax deductible donation allowed to the fullest extent of US law. We encourage all short term volunteers to fundraise themselves to cover this contribution.


Short term volunteers can choose to stay in a homestay organized by Abriendo Mentes with a local family. This costs $15 per day and includes breakfast and dinner. We can also share a list of options for local villas, hotels and B&B’s.

Volunteering for Professionals

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Submission of CV or Resume

We encourage all applicants to send an electronic version of their resume to after submitting their application.

Or you can upload your resume via the file uploader below.

Criminal Background Check Requirement

As we are a nonprofit organization that primarily works with children, we require all Abriendo Mentes volunteers, interns and staff (regardless of specific position) to provide us with a criminal background check as part of our application process. We will send you information on how to complete this process using our screening vendor at Coeus Global upon your conditional acceptance into the program. Volunteers who are citizens or residents of the US are required to pay the $16.95 background check fee plus any additional fees that may apply in their state of residence. Click here for details. Non-US resident volunteers are also required to pay for their background checks via Coeus. Fees vary by country – click here for details. All fees are subject to change. We regret that we are unable to accept any background checks not performed by Coeus Global.