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Parrot Rehabilitator

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1 - 20 Wochen  ·  Alter 16 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity working with tropical parrots.
  • Help rescue, rehabilitate and release parrots.
  • Learn all about parrots!
  • Travel Costa Rica and enjoy the beaches, rain forests, volcanos and learn about the culture.
  • Meet and make lifetime friends from around the world who share the same passion of helping animals and making a difference in our world.

Besonders geeignet für

Alter 16+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

Über das Programm

Be part of the flock and help care of 70+ parrots in Costa Rica!

Project

Parrot Rescue Center of Costa Rica (PRC), is an organization whose primary focus is to: rescue, rehabilitate, and, whenever possible, release parrots back into nature.  Most of the parrots at the center were brought over by the government after they were confiscated from houses where they ...

Über das Programm

Project

Parrot Rescue Center of Costa Rica (PRC), is an organization whose primary focus is to: rescue, rehabilitate, and, whenever possible, release parrots back into nature.  Most of the parrots at the center were brought over by the government after they were confiscated from houses where they were kept as illegal pets.  For those that are unable to be released, we provide a permanent, safe environment that fulfills their physical, mental and social needs.  PRC is a registered U.S. and Costa Rica non-profit.  Please let us know if you need the information for the 501(c)3 for your tax deduction.

Tree Conservation

We have already planted hundreds of trees and will be planting several thousand more over the next few years on the property of the Parrot Rescue Center.

Volunteers

As a volunteer you will come in close contact with over 70 parrots of different species!  While the number of parrots at the rescue is increasing, volunteer numbers are not keeping up.  Your contribution is enormous as the rescue needs your help feeding the birds, raking and washing aviaries, cutting lots of veggies, cooking, making toys, planting trees, trail maintenance and more!  Some tasks may not be easy and can be physically demanding. But we do assign tasks that are comfortable and enjoyable for each volunteer. If you enjoy working with animals and are not afraid to get your hands dirty in the outdoors, then be part of an exciting experience. Enjoy the satisfaction that comes with helping to care for wildlife in a beautiful, natural environment!  As a volunteer you will be working alongside experienced staff to train you in the day to day routine of the rescue.  You will be required to undergo an initial orientation after your arrival.  You will be expected to be reliable, responsible, honest, flexible and open minded.  Volunteers play a key role in wildlife rescue and care. Not only will you be learning new skills and helping animals in need, you will make new friends from around the world and will create an enriching experience for yourself.  Volunteer contributions go towards animal care & husbandry, the day to day running of the shelter and the upgrading of the facilities.  At this time, we accept up to 4 volunteers at a time. 

Location

The rescue center is located in Sabalito, Coto Brus, Puntarenas on a 7 hectare property.  The volunteer house is within walking distance to the rescue center (300m away).  Sabalito and the surrounding areas are very safe.  It is mainly a farming community and the people are extremely friendly and always happy to chat with visitors.

Weather

The weather in our area is ideal. Year-round temperatures are 24-30C (75-85F) degrees during the day and around 19c (66f) at night.  The sun is shining almost everyday, yes, year-round.  In the rainy season, (June through November), we will still have sunny morning and may get rain for a few hours in the afternoons. In the dry season we “might” receive a light afternoon rain. Most of the time - just sunny!  So be prepared for these temperatures and possible rain. 

Costs

PRC is a non-profit that relies on donations and the donations from volunteers to support the project. All of these donations goes back to the project itself. We receive no government assistance so for this reason we need to charge volunteers.


Tagesablauf

7:00am - 8:00am - feed breakfast to the flock of 70+ parrots

8:00am - 11:00am - rake aviaries and wash feeding stations

11:00am - 11:30am - feed the birds fruit

11:30am - 2:00pm - lunch, wifi and rest time 

2:00pm - 5:00pm - complete tasks on the "to do" list.  Tasks include things like; make toys, ...

Tagesablauf

7:00am - 8:00am - feed breakfast to the flock of 70+ parrots

8:00am - 11:00am - rake aviaries and wash feeding stations

11:00am - 11:30am - feed the birds fruit

11:30am - 2:00pm - lunch, wifi and rest time 

2:00pm - 5:00pm - complete tasks on the "to do" list.  Tasks include things like; make toys, deep clean aviaries, collect fruit from the jungle, socialize with our special needs birds, do aviary repairs, change perches, plant trees and plants, move parrots to different enclosures, put leg bands on, and so much more!

5:00pm - 6:00pm -  remove and wash the parrot dishes


Freizeitaktivitäten

Every week volunteers have Saturday and Sunday off to be able to relax and explore Costa Rica, participate in activities or simply lay back and relax at the rescue center. The staff can help you organize places to visit/activities to do. 

Freizeitaktivitäten

Every week volunteers have Saturday and Sunday off to be able to relax and explore Costa Rica, participate in activities or simply lay back and relax at the rescue center. The staff can help you organize places to visit/activities to do. 


Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzungen

Mindestalter: 16 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 16 Jahre alt sein.

Sprachkenntnisse

Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)

Staatszugehörigkeit

Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 07:00 - 06:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Parrot Rescue Center

The funds are used to purchase food for the birds, supplies for bird toys, cleaning supplies, and other supplies for the project.  We receive no government assistance so for this reason we need to charge volunteers.


Cost per week - $275.00 USD.  If you would like to have 3 homemade meals included, there is an additional cost of $125.00 per week (Monday-Friday)

         


Unterkunft

The 3 bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse is recently remodeled and fully furnished.  The house is set up to house up to 4 people, with shard bedrooms.  All rooms have a nightstand, shelving for personal items and a fan.  There is a dining room, living room and a large kitchen with a breakfast bar that looks out into the banana field/jungle.  There is also a cozy outdoor area in the back of the house that has a comfortable sitting. 

We provide:

  • Clean and comfortable housing.  The volunteer house is surrounded by jungle, banana trees and plantain trees. It’s private, quiet and very comfortable. 
  • Volunteers have the option of having food provided by a cook or cooking for yourself (Food provided is available Monday-Friday at additional cost - see above.)
  • Private bedroom, bedding, etc.
  • Once per week laundry service
  • Once per week house keeping
  • Fully stocked kitchen (Stove, microwave, toaster oven, large fridge, coffee maker, cooking pans, etc.)
  • Comfortable couch, TV, WiFi, breakfast bar with a view, dining table, back patio with lounge chairs
  • Two full baths
  • Hot showers
  • Bath towels
  • Clean water (yes, the water here is safe for drinking)


Internetzugriff

Gute Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Abholung vom Flughafen Juan Santamaria International Airport

Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.

Verpflegung

Essen, Snacks und Getränke sind gegen Aufpreis erhältlich.

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Costa Rica zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE

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. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN

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. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

VOLUNTEERS MUST ARRIVE AT THE RESCUE ON A SUNDAY.  Monday morning training will begin. After arriving at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, there are two options as far as getting to the Parrot Rescue Center:

  1. Private transportation in a van (6h) directly to the rescue center. The cost is $300.00, with an additional $20.00 per person.  Let us know if you'd like for us to arrange this for you.
  2. Fly from San Jose to Golfito ($160.00, 1h) and then take a taxi or bus (1.5h) to San Vito.  We will have a private driver pick you up and take you to the rescue center (20min).
  3. Take a bus from San Jose to San Vito (6h). Then take a taxi from San Vito to the rescue center in Sabalito (20min). 

We suggest you purchase a SIM card at the airport so you have wifi while traveling the country. 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Sun screen (keep in mind we are very close to the equator. The sun can be very intense)
  • Swim suit
  • Hoody/sweater for cool mornings
  • Comfortable clothes for hot weather
  • Walking shoes and/or work boots
  • Water sandals/river shoes (There is a river running through the property year round for river hikes)
  • Rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Rain jacket/poncho/umbrella
  • Hat/visor
  • Toiletries (These of course can be purchased in Costa Rica as well)
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Programmgebühren

1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt) 272€
2 Wochen 544€
3 Wochen 792€
20 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 3.960€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 235€/Woche

Programmgebühren

235€ / Woche 1 - 20 Wochen Alter 16 - 50+

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Dauer

1 - 20 Wochen

Anzahlung

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Ausstehende Zahlung

Deine Restzahlung vereinbarst du mit Parrot Rescue Center während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.


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Parrot Rescue Center

Herausragend 4.9 rating (16 Bewertungen)

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Valentina

Über die Organisation

We rescue, rehabilitate and release parrots in Costa Rica. We provide a safe home to 70+ birds to those who are unable to be released.

Lerne deine Organisation kennen

The Parrot Rescue Center of Costa Rica is a 501(c)3, non profit organization that collaborates with the local Costa Rican wildlife government branch (SINAC).  The primary focus is to rescue, rehabilitate, and, whenever possible, release parrots that have been kept in captivity illegally. It is a pivotal goal of the PRC Mission to release as many birds as possible so that they can fly free. For those that are unable to be released, we provide a permanent, safe environment that fulfills their physical, mental and social needs.  Most of the parrots at the facility were either abandoned or confiscated, and then donated to us. A lot were kept in extremely small cages, with metal rod perches, and subsisted on a diet of pure sunflower seeds. Some have developed behavioral disorders, while others have become too domesticated.  Several of the residents have sustained permanent physical disabilities due to collisions with vehicles, buildings or electric cables.  

Locals poach baby chicks and sell them illegally as pets to oftentimes unaware owners. The PRC has gone door-to-door to educate the community on proper parrot care. We seek to expand our efforts to elementary and middle school children. By educating children on the ecological imperative of leaving parrots in the wild, they learn about the interconnectedness of the environment in context of the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica. With increased awareness, the demand for illegal parrots should decrease with future generations of pet owners.

Deforestation is a consequence of agricultural expansion in a developing world country such as Costa Rica. In addition, during the poaching process, trees are felled to gain access to parrot nests. Widespread loss of their natural habitat has caused two parrot species to become endangered. Over the past 8 years, the PRC initiated reforestation efforts planting over 500 fruit and seed trees.  PRC wants to expand their reforestation efforts, planting thousands of fruit and seed trees for wild parrots to feed on.  

16 Bewertungen · rating4.9

Anke Grumme rating4.6

2023 at Parrot Rehabilitator

Valentina runs the PRC very professional and her Dad just finished to build very nice Volunteering house. You feel very safe and comfortable at this place. Working with the parrots is interesting, because it’s amazing how social beings they are. Relaxing in this nice nature is perfect to calm down ...
Sarah Alonso rating5

2023 at Parrot Rehabilitator

Located 15mins drive from the city center of Sabalito, the Rescue center is very quiet and peacefull place to volunteer and discover Costa Rican way of life. The volunteer house makes you fell like home, the garden is beautiful and you will feel the charm and beauty of nature as soon as you arrive : ...
Montserrat Llado Font rating5

2023 at Parrot Rehabilitator

Was fantastic. The Parrot Rescue is a very nice place to volunteer. Is hard work but so rewarding and challenging because birds are very temperemental specially this time of the year.But I love them and it was so great to be part of this incredible rescue. Valentina is wonderful and she love her ...
Marco Antonia Ramírez rating5

2023 at Parrot Rehabilitator

The place is very well organized, they are very considerate and attentive to birds that need special care, I love seeing some birds that have been released around while we were working. The place is very beautiful, quiet and the people are very friendly. The volunteer house is very well equipped, ...
Jiayi Zhou rating5

2023 at Parrot Rehabilitator

I spent a week at the incredible, high-impact Parrot Rescue Center with three other volunteers. The sanctuary is nestled in a location outside of the little town of Sabalito, which made the experience feel secluded and peaceful. Every day, we worked on concrete tasks - we fed the birds at scheduled ...
Laurie Lescot rating5

2022 at Parrot Rehabilitator

It was an amazing experience to be volunteer for PRC ! The place is wonderfull and Valentina is so passionate about parrots ! I had some others voluntering experience in the world but it was the best place ever to be volunteer for me .In my opinion, if you want to take care of parrots and do ...

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