Costa Rica Community Service Trip

Costa Rica: El Sendero

My name is Emily Rose Mandaville and I am currently raising money to volunteer in Costa Rica over the summer of 2015 through a program called The Road Less Traveled. Considering that it is a very expensive program, I can't afford the trip all on my own. I currently have a job and am fundraising enthusiastically in order to gather the funds necessary for the trip ($4,985 plus airfare and other expenses). 

As an avid adventurer and humanitarian, this trip is my dream. I have moved 19 times in my 16 years, and sometimes I think I was born right in the doorway. My heart is constantly yearning for the spectacular thrill of a trip to somewhere new. Every breath of life is a gift, and I think it is so important to take every moment and milk it for all that it is worth. I have always dreamed of using the life I was given to explore entire world. 

The trip is a 19 day expedition in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle and will include 72-80 hours of community service during the weekdays and on the weekends, I will be rafting, hiking, surfing, and ziplining. I believe that this trip is perfect because I will learn so much and have the time of my life, but I will also be giving back to the local community. I will be repairing homes, learning spanish, and teaching english to the locals with a group of other kids with the same goals and dreams that I have. 

I have 7 months before this trip happens to make this dream come true and anything you can donate towards my cause will make all the difference. Thank you so much and feel free to share this link wherever it is relevant. 

Stay radical,

Emily Rose Mandaville


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Emily Rose Mandaville 
Ridgway, CO
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