What We Need
The International volunteer program has projects active in Conservation, Research and Education. You can work with Sea Turtles and do conservation in Natural Reserve. You can also learn and practice Spanish and learn about the biodiversity of our country. The projects are open to students, professionals and the general public, and to those who are interested in performing internships, academic thesis, research projects or fieldwork.
We have projects in Montezuma in Puntarenas, Buena Vista in Guanacaste and Tortuguero in Limon.
Sea Turtle Projects and environmental project:
Beach clean ups;
Construction of the hatchery;
Monitoring of hatchery (nesting season);
Night Patrols (nesting season);
Transferal of nests to the hatchery (nesting season);
Releasing hatchlings (nesting season);
Registering information about the hatchery and exhumations (nesting season);
Environmental education in the communities;
will be learning about crafts with recycled material.
Maintenance of trails
Paying attention to the tourists.
Collaboration with every project that is realized in the area.
In order to be eligible for the programs, you must meet the following requirements:
- If you have less than 18 years, you will need an authorization from your parents
- Copy of your passport
- Cover the costs of participation established by the program, according to the work plan that you choose.
- Be able to communicate in basic Spanish is recommended but not necessary.
- Be in good health and willing to work in tropical conditions, and be able to adapt and relate in different cultures.
-Have medical insurance.
- Be willing to follow the rules established by the Volunteer Program.
- Provide a resume
Materials and equipment for Volunteering
1. Sheets or sleeping bag.
2. Personal accessories (bath towel, soap and shampoo, preferably biodegradable).
3. Personal medicines.
4. Flashlight, ideally with the red filter.
5. Mosquito net.
6. Light clothes for the day of work.
7. Dark clothing for patrols (preferably long-sleeved).
8. Sandals and closed shoes.
9. Raincoat or raincoat.
10. Backpack for the field.
11. Alarm clock.
12. Hat or cap.
14. Repellent against insects of the biodegradable type.
15. Bottle to load water.
16. Clothing and shoes for field work.
17. Large backpack.
When & Who
What we Provide
We provide very basic amenities and meals.
Lodging: shared rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms.
Meals: Based on a costa rican diet (rice, beans, vegetables, natural juice, coffee, noodles)
Short term volunteer:
01 Week: $ 255
02 Week: $ 450
03 Week: $ 700
04 Week: $ 925
05 Week: $ 1.150
06 Week: $ 1.400
07 Week: $ 1.600
08 Week: $ 1.825
09 Week: $ 2.050
10 Week: $ 2.200
11 Week: $ 2.500
12 Week: $ 2.700
Long term volunteer (1 year): $ 1.500 repayable at the end of the proyect.
Additional Services: Airport pick up $30 and San José Accommodation $15
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Additional Info about Us
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We are a non-governmental organization (NGO) self-managed and nonprofit. We act as a bridge between civil society and Costa Rican natural areas, allowing more and more people to get involved responsibly in the conservation of our national patrimony, natural and cultural.
We work as a bridge between civil society and areas of nature, with the objective that more and more people can get involved in a responsible and voluntary way, in the conservation of our natural and cultural patrimony. Our organization is an open space for you to act now, for conservation and development of Protected wildlife areas, for the benefit of us, and our future generations.
We have an agreement of co-operation with the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), which permits us to support the state through our volunteer program in around 20 different areas of the country and around 2300 volunteers – both Costa Rican and international volunteers from all over the world who make our conservation efforts possible every year
We work in three strategic areas: