Macaw Recovery Network

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

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
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.

- Outreach and Conservation 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

Types: Volunteer House

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

Wifi & Satellite

Our Fees

$10 daily

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

Brittany Decker
Punta Islita, Punta Islita, Costa Rica.
11% response rate

Other Ways to support us

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!