Costa Rica - Animal Rescue and Conservation

Location: Costa Rica: Alajuela, Puntarenas

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

https://www.goeco.org/?utm_source=goabroad...

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Call Us

Phone: US: +1 646 240 4545 UK: +44 203 318 4004 AUS: +61 2 8014 9393 IL: +972 77 5527000

Fax: +972 153 77 5527000

Description

Volunteer for wildlife in Costa Rica! This program works with three wildlife sanctuaries, in the Alajuela and Puntarenas Provinces.

Many animals in the sanctuaries have been rescued from wildlife traffickers or found injured. These are nursed back to health and re-released into their natural habitat when rehabilitated. Sloths, tapirs, spider monkeys, green macaws, scarlet macaws, and different types of felines are just some of the animals rehabilitated and bred here.

Volunteers play an important role in the conservation of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and take on responsibilities that are vital to the success of the wildlife rescue center. Requirements are:

- Minimum age of 18
- Minimum 3 weeks stay: 1 week orientation/Spanish course + 2 weeks at wildlife project
- Minimum of basic conversational Spanish
- Able to cope with remote and basic conditions
- Full travel and medical insurance
- Immunizations (please consult your doctor)

Travel Types
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Yoga
Qualifications

- Minimum age of 18 +
- Minimum 3 weeks stay: 1 week orientation/Spanish course + 2 weeks at wildlife project
- Minimum of basic conversational Spanish
- Able to cope with remote and basic conditions
- Full travel and medical insurance
- Immunizations (please consult your doctor)

Intern Types
  • Animal Sciences
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Accommodations: Homestay or dorm-style accommodations depending on placement location
Food: 2 meals a day during Spanish course and 3 meals a day while at project
Airport Transfers: Included on arrival and departure in San Jose
Orientation: Your first week will include cultural enrichment activities and Spanish lessons (all levels).
Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.
Certificate: A certification of participation is provided upon successful completion of program.

Credit Available

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Conservation
Age Range
18 years+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Costa Rica

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded

2005

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