Volunteer with Lacrosse the Nations

Help introduce the sport of lacrosse to Costa Rica!

Who we are:

Lacrosse the Nations (LtN) is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to empowering impoverished youth through the sport of lacrosse. LtN has programs in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the United States.

What we do:

Lacrosse practices are held three times per week as an after-school activity open to all age groups. A local coach as well as LtN volunteers help teach how to play lacrosse while at the same time using fun games and activities to introduce various life skills, such as teamwork, respect and self-worth.

Why we're here:

In the summer of 2012 LtN partnered with fellow non-profit, Abriendo Mentes (Opening Minds) in an effort to provide more structure, further education and encourage positive thinking in the children of Playa Potrero. We provide the only organized after-school physical activities in the community and strive to fill the gap caused by a general lack of educational resources and positive mentors.

Why we need your help:

Volunteers are 100% responsible for the success of our program! Everything from equipment donations to fun ideas for games and drills comes from people who want to make a positive impact on our community. LtN volunteers have the unique opportunity to not only teach, but also to be a friend and a mentor to children who have grown up in harsh social and economic environments. Do not underestimate your ability to make a positive change in the lives of many!

Opportunities for volunteers:

LtN is always looking for motivated students to help us with our mission. Be it short or long term there are many ways to get involved - no lacrosse experience necessary! Come out to practice, help us fundraise, organize games for our littlest laxers - the creativity and commitment of our volunteers is what LtN is built on!

*Volunteers who contribute 10 or more hours of service to LtN will receive a certificate of service!


Practice is held three times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm on the soccer field in Playa Potrero. Equipment is provided, please wear athletic clothes and closed-toe shoes, we recommend you bring water and bug spray.

On Saturday afternoons we organize a coed volunteer scrimmage; all ages welcome, players are typically at the high school/college level. No pads, lacrosse equipment provided, cleats and mouthguard are encouraged.

Come out and play today!

If you're interested in volunteering and for more information please contact Caroline Kirkendoll, Country Director for Lacrosse the Nations - Costa Rica at 8984-7849 or ckirkendoll@lacrossethenations.org (inglés y español).