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ECOLIGICAL PROJECTS

SAVING THE TURTLES CARIBEAN AND PACIFIC SIDE:

Those projects are in Pacific and Caribbean cost, with que most beautiful

We work with leatherbacks turtles and with the green turtle in all the year we work with the community and the school, the project is closed on December.

Works to make as a volunteer 

Among the activities of the volunteers are: night patrols in different shifts, one group goes from 20:00 to 00:00 and another from 00:00 to 04:00, in another shift is a kind of care nursery where they carry all eggs to guard them until they hatch, this is done in periods of 4 to 6 hours 24/7 depending on the number of volunteers who have the project.
We also works in social works as a vegetable garden at the school which is right next to the project, teaching English at the school, make composting with coconut fiber, recycling program for plastic, maintenance work the volunteer house take turns every day to help in the kitchen, cleaning the beach, bird monitoring and different occasional social work.

The place is surrounded by nature and is very safe site for volunteers, it is a small community where everyone knows each other and help each other, the Coast Guard station is 200 meters from the project, we don’t have electricity yet, but we have a solar panel that provides us with electricity to charge phones laptop etc. and it provides light for the night.

Among other activities for the volunteer in their free time they are : sports on the beach , sunbathing , enjoying the sea , rent a Kayak, hiking the trails of nature reserve in the area, watching tours crocodiles, fishing tours, among many other activities and things you can do in your spare time


  ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER IN ESCAZU AND TURRUCARES:

The Animal Rescue Center gives to the animals a second chance at life. Our dedicated staff and selfless volunteers work tirelessly to help these animals heal, keep them safe, rehabilitate them, and eventually re-release them into their natural habitat in the Costa Rican rainforest

Who Can Volunteer?

All who are interested! You should come ready to pitch in whenever necessary and be willing live in basic conditions. There is no max age – we have had volunteers in their late sixties stay with us.

Minimum stay

The minimum time to volunteer is one week; takes at least this amount of time to learn how to properly be able to care for the animals and receive the full experience. However, that volunteers who stay for two weeks or more tend to have the best experiences with us.
 
The daily tasks include:

  1. Preparing food for the animals
  2. Feeding the howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, sloths, birds (Scarlet Macaws,parrots, owls, and others), olingo, and kinkajousCleaning animal enclosures
  1. Cleaning the common areas
  2. Giving extra attention to the orphaned young animals (for example, Feluco; a young howler monkey)
  3. General tidying of the Center (sweeping pathways, etc.)
  4. Preparing toys and stimulating exercises for the animals
  5. Caring for our resident dogs
  6. And other great contributions you might have! We welcome creative initiative!

What Are the Conditions Like?

Costa Rica has a warm and humid environment, but the Center is shaded, making the working conditions comfortable.

At the center have electricity, flush toilets, unheated showers, and Wi-Fi. The electricity occasionally goes out for several hours at a time, so is recommend volunteers bring a headlamp to get around at night. The Wi-Fi can be inconsistent, so come prepared to be off-line at times.

The dorm rooms for the volunteers have 6-12 beds per room, and the center provide sheets and mosquito netting for each bed.

The center has a pool, common area, book exchange, fire pit, and hammocks for relaxing

during downtime.

The cook prepares a variety of dishes for the communal meals, from traditional Costa Rican food to a mix of international dishes. There is a vegetarian option at every meal. If you have specific dietary needs, please inform us ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. The center has a refrigerator available for the volunteers for personal snacks.

There is a washing machine and clothesline available to clean your clothing.
 
The volunteer arrives to San Jose, staying with a tica family, the next day preferably Sunday morning take a bus to the project.

Accommodation in the project are in shared houses with rooms of 4 or 6 person.

Our volunteers in general must comply a work schedule of 6 to 8 hours, 5 days a week, depending on the needs and structure of each project.

 ORPHANAGE IN BELIZE:

This project take care for 39 children.  We offer residential and emergency shelter services to abused, neglected and abandoned children. We are located in Ladyville, Belize, District, Belize Central America.  Currently there are 39 children living at the home ages 6 to 18 years old.  Our population includes, children with learning and physical disabilities, children living with HIV.

Services:
Secure housing, Nutritious and well balance diet, Clothing, Immunization and all medical attention that’s needed, Complete education, Children are taught discipline and respect.

Service to Ladyville Community: Daycare and Head start:  Often times women don’t access services due to the inability to pay for daycare services. Liberty is providing daycare services for children from low-income families.

Montessori Preschool: This center serves as a resource center for early childhood development.  We also have the only Montessori preschool and program within the nation of Belize

Volunteers support the staff in terms of their daily routines and offer outside input for activities and recreational ideas. During the school term volunteer will help with the children’s breakfast and escorting them to school.   A Daycare/Head start project is open in the orphanages pre-school. Volunteers can help with assisting with baby/toddler care and pre-school activities with the little ones.  Work tasks at this center include: farming, gardening, animal care, cooking, laundry, cleaning. After school activities with the children including reading, helping with homework, arts and crafts, playing in the ball fields, and being present and available to the children. This is a lively facility and our volunteers must be an upbeat, happy individual in order to thrive!  Expect to be hot, working outside, playing with the kids, enjoying the humidity and making a difference.

Every volunteer is responsible for his or her own international health, liability and life insurance.

To procure an enriching and beneficial experience for all the parts involved, volunteers pass an extensive orientation process before starting to work at their projects, and we also conduct preparatory meetings with projects and host families.

During the volunteer quest, constant monitoring is provided through phone calls, regular visits as well as meetings for evaluation and exchange of experiences. This way, we aspire to not only promote a good work relationship, but also that projects, volunteers and families take part and benefit from intercultural exchange, broadening horizons and creating friendships without frontiers.

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