Volunteer with Globe Aware - Costa Rica Sea Turtle Rescue

Location: Costa Rica: San Jose

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Globe Aware


6500 East Mockingbird Lane Suite 104 Dallas, Texas 75214 United States

Call Us

Phone: 1-877-588-4562 214-824-4562

Fax: 214-824-4563


Join Globe Aware in our fight to help save this magnificent animal. Take a volunteer vacation and help to preserve the habitat of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Playa Bandera, Parrita, and Puntarenas. You will find yourself in one of the most unique environments, working to build an ecologically sustainable reforested habitat to give this wonderful animal a second chance. With a volunteer vacation, you can be a part of the solution and help change the fate of sea turtles.

Save the sea turtles from extinction by helping the locals protect them and their environment as well! This volunteer vacation program is geared toward nature-loving volunteer explorer and the majority of program tasks involve work with locals of Bandera Beach. The projects can include:

-Monitoring the beach at night or early morning to locate the nests and inform the local egg collection committee.
-Remove trash, stones or debris which prohibits the turtles from building their nest.
-Replace and monitor the nests.
-Guide the baby turtles’ as they hatch to prevent them from going in the direction of the rainforest where they would die.
-Build sea turtle nurseries.

Travel Types
  • Fishing
  • Tours
  • Student Tours
  • Photography
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Nature Tours
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
Type of Programs
  • Experiential Learning
  • Language Immersion
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Outdoor Education

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Medical insurance
Volunteer coordination
Orientation package
Project funding/donations

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Environment
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Animal Welfare
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 to 7 days
Globe Aware's Mission Statement

Globe Aware seeks to promote lifelong advocates for a better world and to sustain the world's cultural and natural resources. The organization, together with the local community hosts, develops effective local solutions to global problems in non-religious, non-political, multi-international environments. The aim is to expand and foster cross-cultural peace and understanding between Americans and the rest of the world, to preserve culture and promote sustainability. Globe Aware expeditions provide volunteers the opportunity to live and work side by side with a host community. The hosts provide a safe and interesting setting in which to learn, help, and have fun. The volunteers help to empower the host communities in creating renewable, self-sufficient programs. While Globe Aware's financial assistance benefits the community economically, it is actually the involvement and collaboration between the volunteers and community that is the greatest mutual benefit.

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