Volunteer with Latin American Sea Turtles

Latin American Sea Turtles

LAST (Latin American Sea Turtles) is a Costa Rican group with eleven members and a directive board of five, working together to make a change in sea turtle conservation.

Volunteering Activities

What We Need

Volunteers assist our biologist with data collection of endangered leatherback turtles. Volunteers will patrol the beach at night time looking for nesting turtles, in order to protect and relocate the nests and take information from the turtle. Once the eggs hatch volunteers are responsible for collecting information from the babies before releasing them.

When & Who

March until October.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 week
Individuals, Groups

What we Provide

Fees include shared dorm style cabins on the beach and 3 local meals per day. Rustic accommodation, solar energy only.

Our Fees


$35 per day for food, accommodation, biologist fees and materials.
$45 round trip boat transportation.

Contact Person

Nicki Wheeler
Tibas, San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica.
99% response rate , 23 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Logo and Graphic Design

design of educational information and flyers for digital publishing ( social networks, newsletters etc )

• Rechargeable Batteries (AAA)
• Battery charger (AAA)
• Headlamp (with red light)
• Waterproof notebook
• Pencil, pen, whiteboard marker
• Backpacks (dark colors as they are used during patrols)

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Pacuare is a very remote location with very few ameneties - come prepared!

We are a member of WIDECAST, an international scientific network with country coordinators resident in more than 40 countries and territories of the Wider Caribbean Region. Our field teams are integrated by local assistants with unparalleled experience in sea turtle research and conservation, people with vast experience working with volunteers and environmental enthusiasts developing creative strategies to avoid the extinction of these species.

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