Virtual Costa Rica: Introducing the Costa Rica Corps

My Boost today is a new effort I launched this morning: the Costa Rica Corps. It’s an initiative created by a small group of friends, all volunteering our time virtually during the COVID-19 crisis, hoping to celebrate and connect others who are doing the same.

From the start of the COVID-19 crisis, I have been working as a virtual volunteer, donating my time and expertise in communications and grantwriting to nonprofits and a small business devastated by the crisis. I know I’m not alone. Lots of us who have the privilege of staying at home, and who, in many cases including my own, have lost tons of clients and income because of the crisis, want to do something, anything, to help.

That’s why I’m launching the Costa Rica Corps in alliance with some like-minded friends. We hope to achieve a national virtual volunteer movement so people in Costa Rica and around the world who love this country can donate our time and talent to the hardest-hit sectors.

Are you a writer, editor or translator? Are you a lawyer, CEO or graphic designer? Do you have skills you can share or teach in a webinar or video call? We want to hear about your interests and abilities so we can connect you with an entity that needs your help.

If you’re already a virtual volunteer, we want to hear from you, too. Maybe you’ve never thought of yourself in those terms, but you’ve been advising a small business, or writing posts to share the efforts of a nonprofit, or doing some pro bono legal work to set up new entities, or teaching yoga for free so people in affected areas can destress.

If any of this applies to you – or if you or someone you know in Costa Rica needs a volunteer right now – then please visit the Costa Rica Corps website to fill out our survey. And please follow or like us on Instagram or Facebook (both @costaricacorps) and tag friends so our brand-new community can grow.

Thanks, today and always, for reading!