"Explore UISIL Volunteer Opportunities: Be the Change!"
UISIL Volunteering promotes the academic and personal development of university students through their participation in creative, ethical, and committed social interventions. These experiences are intended to stimulate reflection, learning, and attention to the diverse needs of Costa Rican society in order to generate a positive and transformative impact.
A spirit of solidarity where people are concerned about the well-being of others and are willing to collaborate in situations of need.
Offering time, effort, and resources without expecting a material reward in return. His main motivation is to help and improve the lives of others.
A firm and constant commitment to the cause or community to which the individual is dedicated, showing responsibility and dedication in the work.
Understanding needs and providing support in a respectful manner.
Respect for the dignity, diversity, and autonomy of the people who are assisted, regardless of their origin, gender, race, or beliefs.
Responsibility that people feel towards their community and society in general, seeking to contribute positively to their environment.
Understanding of different realities and perspectives that individuals find in their volunteer work.
Collaboration, work, and alliance with organizations to achieve a greater impact.
Learning from the people who are helped and from the fellow volunteers.
Appreciation for the opportunity to help and contribute to the community.
SocialWorking with disadvantaged communities or vulnerable groups, providing support in areas such as education, care for the elderly, and assistance to the homeless, among others.
EnvironmentalFocusing on the conservation and protection of the environment. Volunteers can participate in cleaning activities in natural areas, reforestation, and ecosystem monitoring, among others.
HealthCollaborating in hospitals, clinics, health centers, or medical campaigns, assisting in patient care, promoting public health, or providing psychological support.
EducationalHelping in schools, teaching centers, or educational programs, assisting teachers in classes, tutorials, or extracurricular activities.
InternationalOffering to work on community development, education, health, or environmental projects in other countries with international or local organizations.
Emergencies and DisastersSupporting in crisis situations, such as care for victims of natural disasters, coordination of temporary shelters, and distribution of humanitarian aid, among others.
Human RightsCollaborating with organizations that promote the defense and protection of human rights, working on issues such as gender equality, social inclusion, and the fight against discrimination, among others.
DigitalContributing from online platforms or social networks by providing advice, sharing relevant information, creating educational content, or collaborating in awareness campaigns.
AnimalsHelping in animal shelters, participate in sterilization campaigns, or educate on animal welfare.
Virtual or online: This allows volunteers to collaborate through the Internet and digital platforms. They can participate in tasks such as translation, graphic design, and online advice, among others.
International: Involves volunteers working on projects outside their country of origin, either short-term or long-term, in collaboration with international or local organizations.
Specific Skills: Volunteers contribute their particular knowledge and skills in fields such as medicine, engineering, education, and technology, among others.
Community: Volunteers focus on projects that directly benefit their local community or neighborhood.
Formative: It focuses on acquiring basic skills to get involved in the objectives established during the volunteer days (talks, conferences, training, etc.).
Recreational: Activities for integration and contact between students and associated organizations during the volunteer day (walks, guided tours, games, etc.)