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, TURRUCARES AND GUACIMAThe 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:
- Preparing food for the animals
- Feeding the howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, sloths, birds (Scarlet Macaws,parrots, owls, and others), olingo, and kinkajousCleaning animal enclosures
- Cleaning the common areas
- Giving extra attention to the orphaned young animals (for example, Feluco; a young howler monkey)
- General tidying of the Center (sweeping pathways, etc.)
- Preparing toys and stimulating exercises for the animals
- Caring for our resident dogs
- 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.
SAVING THE TURTLES
General Information: It is located in all Our National Parks Nicoya Peninsula and North and Caribbean Side of Costa Rica
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES INCLUDES:
Overall turtle hatchery protection
-Day and Night Patrolling
-Maintenance of the Turtle Nursery
-Species of Turtles that arrive: Baula, Negra Lora, hawksbill
Season: All year .
Minimum duration of participation: 1 week.
We also ACCEPT volunteers who need to perform Community Work in their high school and Community Work in their University career. If you want to book TCU or TCE here just fill out our form and send us an email with the dates you would like to make your period completion.