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Volunteering in Costa Rica with Zoey Hoffman

Chris Carlton | February 20, 2019

Zoey Hoffman on Volunteering

“It’s going to push you to see the world a different way and make you a better person” – Zoey Hoffman

Davenport University undergraduate Zoey Hoffman is the first student on the show that went abroad specifically to volunteer, and I’m surprised it took so long to get someone on that went this route, as it is an increasingly popular option. 

Zoey is the second cheerleader we’ve had on the show, but is the first student that was actually recruited to do it. Yes, they recruit cheerleaders (I did not know this)! So in addition to discussing her time volunteering, Zoey also gives us a glimpse into the life of competitive of cheerleading.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius




  • Choosing to volunteer in Costa Rica 🇨🇷 [1:17]
  • Traveling out of the country for the first time with cheerleading teammates 👯‍♀️ [3:53]
  • Living with host families 👨‍👩‍👧 [5:13]
  • Crazy driving with a unique honking language 🚖 [6:31]
  • Eating cas and other Costa Rican foods 🍈 [7:34]
  • Humbled by the social environment 💆‍♀️ [8:33]
  • Recruited for competitive cheerleading at Davenport University 🎓 [10:25]
  • Recommendations and quotes 🙌 [12:55]

Zoey’s Current GoFundMe Efforts 

6 Opportunities To Volunteer Abroad [Infographic]

Costa Rican Cas