At CDS parents play a critical role in supporting the school, students and faculty by volunteering in some capacity. Contact us at  - we look forward to working with you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Buddy Families – help us continue this very special CDS tradition - be that friendly face for a new family - particularly needed in August and January. Contact

Parent Association, Divisional and Class Representatives – a great way to meet new people, find your feet in Costa Rica and play an active role in the life of the school. If there’s nothing to suit your interests, perhaps you can bring a new idea to the team.

Social Events - help us deliver a wide range of fun events: from Parent parties and Field Trips to parent-child and staff events - if you're creative, organized and fun, come and join our team!

Artists Market – help us deliver this wonderful event which offers local arts and crafts just before the holidays: work with vendors; help with marketing inside and outside CDS; or coordinate childrens' activities and art and music displays.

Staff Appreciation Events –the PA places great importance on appreciating our wonderful staff -  help us say thank you at various events throughout the year and the annual gala dinner.

CDS Fun Run – a wonderful day out for the whole family in March at CDS's new campus in San Rafael de Alajuela.  Mini K (ELC), 1K (Prep and 1-4) and 5K (all others).  We need volunteers to manage the course, water stations and finish line.  

Classroom Volunteers – you can play a role in your child’s classroom leading small reading or math groups, helping organize class activities or assisting in class. We recognize and welcome the wide expertise of our parents. Contact your class teacher or Principal.

Elementary Library Volunteers – Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer: be a guest reader, help plan book month, join a field trip, or help us day-to-day with displays, books, and activity preparations. Contact the Elementary Librarian.

School Community Service Projects – CDS offers a wide range of community outreach work which makes a difference in the lives of others and welcomes parent volunteers. Contact your Principal.

Sporting Events – help with Elementary soccer, volleyball and basketball coaching; sell snacks during games; help us decorate the cafeteria for the Sports Banquet or simply help cheer on our teams! Contact the Athletics Director.

After School Activities -  We welcome parents to lead or assist in our after school program with activities including:  baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, basketball, drama, art, boy and girl Scouts. Contact the Early Childhood and Elementary School Principal.