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Play Basketball:

Do what you enjoy the most in a different country, and challenge different players and teams!

Be part of basketball camps, clinics and international tournaments.

Enjoy teaching others your own skills...

Help Others:

...and support communities at the same time. In so doing you will help low income, less fortunate kids who also enjoy basketball as well as you do, and don't have resources or access to do it.

Through sports like basketball (our program), these kids interact with boys and girls their same age from other cities and countries, and have a comprehensive training to develop and reinforce their own self-confidense, and optimal physical, social, communication and educational skills, as well.

..And Travel Costa Rica:

Visit our unique and peaceful country that has no army and is seriously committed to preserve our great biodiversity.

Relax in our exotic beaches, walk in lush rain forests and climb active volcanos. Ride a white water river or take a zip line tour through the canopy for a thrilling adventure.

Meet the Costa Ricans and learn about our culture and history!

Contact us and send you the schedule.



(506) 8481-7112 / (506) 8818-7950


It is the opportunity to work with children and youth basketball lovers, communities of Cartago. The illusions shooting hoops programs are the option to perform volunteer work in Costa Rican communities.

The principal goal of SBC ​​recreational Basketball of Cartago is precisely to encourage children and teenagers from communities with lower economical resources to participate in activities that will not only benefit their neighborhood but also themselves.

Through sport children will have a comprehensive training that will help them to develop better educational, social and physical skills.

Also they will have the opportunity to interact with young boys and girls from other communities and cities, this opportunity will help to reinforce their confidence and communication skills. 

SBC is an amazing opportunity for coaches, teams and people in general associated with basketball to do what they enjoy the best and at the same time to contribute with communities less fortunate in order to help these children and teenagers, who are interested on this wonderful sport and unfortunately don't have the resources or access to do it.  

SBC was created in 2008 by Manuel Fuentes Calderon an active and professional young athlete from Cartago Costa Rica. with the desire to raise community awareness and to integrate the participation of children and teenagers though sports.(Basketball)

Do It Costa Rica programs offer the opportunity to improve the community through basketball.

The benefits of being part of such programs are:

1- Helping children and young people to enjoy and learn through basketball values ​​for life.
2 - Be basketball coaches during their stay in Costa Rica, and improve basketball skills to children and youth.
3 - Be part of the support team for the construction of one or improving an existing field, so that children and young people enjoy basketball.
4 - Be sponsor teams of children and youth, so that they have the necessary equipment for training.

Come to Costa Rica and is part of the improvement of basketball and the quality of life of children and youth communities in need.




Min 2 weeks - Max 4 weeks

Airport Arrival

Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Volunteer Work

Teaching or social work (public schools, community associations, local basketball programs with children and youth)


Access to telephone, free internet, mail service

Spanish required

Basic knowledge of Spanish (Contact us and we coordinated Spanish classes during staying in Cartago.)

Age 16-65


Family (private room) Home-stay (private room, with attention breakfast and dinner) Hotel (City or mountain).


Breakfast and dinner with host family and home-stay. Hotel breakfast (Dinner in traditional restaurants in the area).


Local in-country team and the support of private emergency 24-hour (service of private medicine and physiotherapy)

Airport Transfers

On arrival and departure in Cartago. (Transfer from Airport – Cartago- Airport).

Spanish Course

1º week. (First Monday Placement Test). This applies to people who wish to participate more than 8 weeks of the program. Less than 8 weeks basic course in Spanish.


During weekly activities such as dancing, cooking, visits to cultural and tourist sites in Costa Rica.

Pre-Departure Kit

Full project details will be sent following registration


Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage

Not Included: Flights, visa (required depending on nationality), personal expenses, lunch, local transportation in Cartago.

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