ArteSAna -- Guidelines for Volunteers
Welcome to ArteSAna! I am pleased to have you here to experience authentic life in Monteverde and to contribute to ArteSAna. I have prepared these guidelines for volunteers in order to ensure that you have a good experience while you are sharing time here.
Shared room (depending on number of volunteers)
Key to house provided
Towels, bed linens, light housekeeping for room as needed
Washer available for use and space for drying
3 vegetarian meals per day, Monday through Saturday (all meals are family style)
Typical Costa Rican foods
Coffee, tea, and water during day
Cost of food/lodging
$15 per day per person, 6 days/week = $90 per week
Monday to Saturday
Hours – Average of 6 hours per day
We will have a preliminary discussion to decide the scope and details of the work. Examples of volunteer projects, based on the needs of ArteSAna and the goals of the volunteers:
Landscaping/care of the gardens
Language lessons (French)
Assist with art projects
Assist with preparation of medicinal plants
Preparation of spaces for ArteSAna activities (e.g. cabina for rental, studio for classes)
I will provide all tools and materials for the work.
I will meet with volunteers every morning to discuss the day’s work. During the day, I will be available to consult, answer questions, and supervise the work.
Sundays – Free days for all. Meals on your own.
Wash and hang own clothes
Help with meal preparation
Participate in cleaning up after meals
Keep track of work hours
Smoke only in designated area
Clean up after yourself (in room, house and for work activities)
Communicate your needs and concerns openly
Maintain a friendly, enthusiastic, and respectful attitude (be nice ☺)
The philosophy for volunteerism at ArteSAna is that we co-create an exchange to foster mutual health, tranquility, and friendship in a peaceful and serene setting. ArteSAna provides experiences in art and physical and spiritual health for all clients and volunteers. We welcome participants from around the world of all origins and faiths. Our goal for volunteer opportunities is to be sure that each volunteer feels as if her/his time is well-spent while participating in the life of ArteSAna in Monteverde.