Macaw Recovery Network

Help care for rescued breeding Macaws or monitor wild populations to protect these Endangered birds in Costa Rica!

Punta Islita, Costa Rica, Central America
A non-profit conservation organisation to restore parrot populations to their historic range across Costa Rica.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care
Conservation Work

What We Need

Various Positions Available:

- Short term Macaw Conservation Volunteer: Care for over 100 Macaws in captive breeding center and two release sites with 20 Scarlet Macaws and 35 Great Green Macaws.

- Long term (6 month minimum) Macaw Breeding Season Volunteer: receive training for knowledge and skills in all that is involved in running a Conservation Breeding and Release Program. You are given the responsibility for a group of breeding Macaws and their offspring which will be released.

- Tour & Communications Volunteer (3 months minimum) for the December - June high season to run education tours.

- Handy Volunteer for Construction during non breeding season to help remodel aviaries, buildings and build nest boxes.

When & Who

Year round, depending on position.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Month
Longer term applicants are preferred

What we Provide

Volunteer House

Shared bedroom and bathroom, basic kitchen and living room. Very much outdoors

Wifi & Satellite

Our Fees


Contribution for accommodation only for short term volunteers.


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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

Contact Person

Sarah Williams
Punta Islita, Punta Islita, Costa Rica.

Other Ways to Help

Binoculars, bedding, camera.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

All this work is only possible because of generous donations from people and organisations from all over the world!

Short term position only in non breeding season (Aug-November)

Macaw Recovery Network works with Scarlet Macaws & Great Green Macaws. These species are all under threat due to illegal poaching and habitat loss. To protect the species, the organisation runs a breeding for release program, does wild population management and works with partners to address the threats that these incredibly charismatic birds face!

What are you waiting for?

We at Macaw Recovery Network would love to hear from you!