Indigenous Wildlife Rescue Supporter

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gegründet 2010
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Koordinator | Hannah
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High­lights

Volunteer and contribute to the preservation of threatened species
Experience the adventurous life near a rainforest
Get the chance to work closely with endangered animals
Enjoy your free time in the peaceful rural area of the country
Be fully immersed in the astounding nature and beauty that Costa Rica has to offer
Research the animals of Costa Rica to learn more about their lives and ultimately, how to protect them. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 17+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

The program

This essential program works to save Costa Rica’s wildlife that is facing a crisis of epic proportions. Development, agriculture, illegal exotic animal trade and contamination are just a few of the issues that affect wildlife and many species are under threat. Volunteers on this fantastic program will spend time working in animal rescue centers aimed at helping endangered species and wildlife in general. The work here is hands on with volunteers involved in feeding duties, enrichment, cleaning and all the tasks required to run a wildlife rescue center. Hurt, displaced, abandoned and sick animals are rescued by the centers, brought back for care, then if possible, released back into a safe native environment on completion of their rehabilitation. Close contact and handling of animals to be released is kept to an absolute minimum.

It will be hard and physical work at times, and volunteers must be prepared to work hard and get a little dirty! It will however be extremely rewarding as volunteers see first-hand how they are making a real difference to the lives of these wonderful creatures. Extra hands are always needed, and greatly appreciated at wildlife centers which are underfunded and greatly under resourced. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Work to save the lives of vulnerable animals
  • Improve the prospects of the indigenous animals of Costa Rica
  • Learn about the animals of Costa Rica and ultimately how to protect them
  • Assist with educating the public about animal welfare
  • Create an environment that enables different cultures to work together with the goal of saving animal lives.

How you can help

This program truly gives volunteers the chance to experience a wildlife program working with some of the most amazing creatures on earth. Volunteers will meet new friends, learn a huge amount about Costa Rica’s native species and about caring for animals and wildlife centres – all while experiencing the amazing culture and landscapes of this stunning country. And there’s the feeling of satisfaction for volunteers of knowing they’ve worked hard to help the lives of individual animals and the continuation of the species in general.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Clean animal enclosures/compounds
  • Animal feeding duties
  • Animal enrichment tasks
  • Assist with rehabilitation and release efforts 
  • Assist with animal emergencies as required 
  • Maintain animal shelters and the property in general 
  • Planting and gardening activities
  • Construct and improve animal environments

As with all of our Animal Welfare Programs, physical interaction between humans and wild animals is restricted. Please remember these are rescue centers, not petting zoos. 

Tagesablauf

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours, normally 6 days a week and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

6:00am Morning animal feeding duties

Volunteers can be part of the morning feeding ritual once they have settled in (normally at least 3 days into the placement).

8:00am Breakfast

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break at around 10:30am and lunch between 12 and 1pm are normally fitted into the busy schedule but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

1:00pm Afternoon animal feeding duties

Volunteers can be part of the afternoon feeding ritual once they have settled in (normally at least 3 days into the placement).

3:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END 

Afternoons and evenings are free time to relax with fellow volunteers. Dinner is typically ready by 5pm.

Freizeitaktivitäten

Volunteers on this project are primarily placed at a fantastic Wildlife Sanctuary in Alajuela Province, just 30mins west of San Jose.

Due to the nature of this project, volunteers stay on-site at the Rescue Centre which is somewhat remote. Afternoons and evenings are generally spent on-site relaxing after a hard days work.  Weekends offer the opportunity to explore further afield and the local staff will be happy to recommend activities and help with bookings.


Schwimmen
Konzerte/
Musik
Wandern

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 17 Jahre alt sein.
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Benötigte Unterlagen
Emergency contact
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation or zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 06:00 - 15:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • LV registration fee
Abholung vom Flughafen Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our local team will meet with volunteers in San Jose and arrange transport to Alajuela.  

Volunteers should either fly in prior to 10am Sunday or arrange accommodation in San Jose Saturday night from where they will be collected on Sunday.

On Monday at the project site a full orientation session is provided to cover all aspects of the local area and placement. This is a great opportunity to meet the program coordinators and other volunteers and ask any last minute questions.  

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY prior to 10am
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (code: SJO)
Unterkunft

Volunteers on this project will be accommodated on-site at the Rescue Centre. Rooms are dorm-style and shared by up to 4 volunteers, split by gender. Bathroom facilities are typical of jungle accommodations and rustic.  Electricity and cold running water is available but may be limited. Laundry can be done on-site. Wifi isn't available at the rescue centre so volunteers are advised to purchase a local SIM card and data package for internet access.

Bedding is provided so volunteers need only bring toiletries and a towel. 

Packing

*Mandatory

  • Rubber boots.
  • *Natural repellent (without DEET).
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito net.
  • *Long pants (working pants).
  • Clothing that dries quickly.
  • Hat.
  • Afterbite.
  • Shower sandals.
  • Quick drying towel.
  • Beach items.
  • Many pairs of socks.
  • Reusable water bottle.
  • Topical medicine for allergies.
  • Allergy pills.

Optional items:

  • Thin bed sheets (one pair is provided).
  • Bandana.
  • Long sleeves.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Work gloves.
  • Books

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

Three meals per day are provided at the project and are included in the program fee. Meals are typical Costa Rican fare like beans and rice. Participants are welcome to bring or purchase their own snacks. Volunteers are often expected to help with cooking and cleaning up (using a roster-based system), so everyone contributes at meal times – bringing a wonderful ‘family’ feel to this project! Nice!

Internetzugriff
Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Costa Rica bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Costa Rica antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Costa Rica überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

This project is available year-round, arriving every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
1 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$718
2 Wochen
$1.015
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$4.499
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$546 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Love Volunteers wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Love Volunteers während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Indigenous Wildlife Rescue Supporter

Research the animals of Costa Rica to learn more about their lives and ultimately, how to protect them.

$546/week

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