Volunteering in Costa Rica: 1993

In light of our recent 20th anniversary celebration (and our $20 for 20 years fundraising campaign!), this story is worth sharing.

Alan Shain was a volunteer with YCI in Costa Rica in 1993, when YCI was only four years old. Not only does Alan’s testimonial give insight into what volunteering internationally with a disability may be like, his account also give a snapshot into what volunteering on a YCI project would have been like 16 years ago.  Read Alan’s story here.

“Our project group consisted of fourteen people (eleven participants and three staff members) from four countries including Canada, Costa Rica, English Guyana and Australia. None of us had met before. Our first community project was to construct a dormitory out of prefabricated material. We were working and living in a remote community of 400 people situated on the Southwest coast of Costa Rica for six weeks. . .


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