“I believe in TeenSmart with my full heart! I could never have foreseen how much I would love TeenSmart and its people before this summer, and I am so incredibly grateful. This is only the beginning!”

– Vivek
Stanford University Haas Center Fellow, 2020

TeenSmart International provides JovenSalud.net: a free, 24/7 coaching and life-skills virtual platform for Spanish-speaking teens looking for help. The service is powered by volunteer virtual coaches who work remotely—anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection.

Coaches are trained in TeenSmart’s signature CRECER coaching approach to answer help requests from teens and in so doing, empathize, empower, engage, and support each individual teen.

If you don’t speak Spanish or don’t have a background in health, there are still opportunities to get involved! TeenSmart works with dozens of professional volunteers and college interns each year.

What kind of volunteer work can you do with us?

Professional Volunteers

Our small staff is always looking for extra minds and hands to help get the job done. Professional volunteers to TeenSmart have built skills in their career and are now looking for a way to give back. They typically join us for short projects such as website overhauls, event production or strategic thinking. If you or your company would be interested in a specific volunteer project, contact us at voluntariadotcu@teensmart.net.
(English or Spanish)


TeenSmart staff work with and mentor US college and graduate students for summer and semester-length internships. Internships can be remote or in person in Costa Rica. English-speakers can apply for internships in the development or technology departments and Spanish-speakers can apply for internships in any department. Contact Mary at mcoffman@teensmart.net for more information.

We work with volunteers from all different backgrounds, but typically volunteers offer support in the following areas:


  • Online counseling services
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Translation
  • Content Development
  • Online Course Facilitation
  • Graphic Design

What will you get as a volunteer?

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Flexible schedules

teensmart training


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Professional experience

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Satisfaction for impact

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Be part of a community


counseling consultations answered per year

students facilitated in virtual courses per year

hours of professional volunteering per year

If you want to volunteer or have any questions, please send an email to mcoffman@teensmart.net

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TeenSmart is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is legally registered in the United States, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Email: administracion@teensmart.net

Tel: (506) 2253-5618
Youth services website: www.JovenSalud.net