from 600€

Brilliant 4.7rating (38)

Animal Rescue and Care Supporter

location
1 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • Help some of Costa Rica's animal species recover and return to nature
  • Create a more sustainable environment for Costa Rican animals
  • Get to know and understand Costa Rican culture
  • Visit some of Costa Rica's most scenic spots on your free days: pristine beaches, the beautiful San José...
  • Understand better how ecosystems work.

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Deforestation and animal trafficking in Costa Rica has rendered wildlife more vulnerable than ever. You can com help local nature regenerate and integrate back to nature.

The objective of the volunteer project at the animal center in Costa Rica is to collaborate in the rehabilitation, conservation and reincorporation of wildlife into their natural habitat.

With this international volunteer program you will learn aspects related to the ethology of animal species, ...

About the program

The objective of the volunteer project at the animal center in Costa Rica is to collaborate in the rehabilitation, conservation and reincorporation of wildlife into their natural habitat.

With this international volunteer program you will learn aspects related to the ethology of animal species, contribute to the protection of animals and help reduce the negative impact created mainly by human activity, promoting awareness in the care of animals and their habitat.

Volunteer work focuses on environmental issues as well as animal care and protection. Activities may vary according to the needs generated in the program. Volunteers may perform daily routines such as:
  • Animal care.
  • Maintenance and cleaning of enclosures.
  • Providing animal welfare and learning how to handle them avoiding their domestication, so that they can be successfully reintroduced into the wild.
  • Daily feeding of animals (twice a day). For the feeding of the most dangerous animals, the volunteers will be accompanied by the personal manager of the center.
  • Cleaning of green areas.
  • Support in environmental enrichment programs.
  • Tree planting.
  • Production of crops and composting (when available).
  • Construction of natural structures for animals.
  • Animal care with veterinarians. Requires prior training, provided at no additional cost and is only available on certain occasions or seasons.
  • You will also collaborate as a guide in the Ecotourism program. This activity requires previous training, provided at no additional cost.

Some of the animals you will be able to help at our center are:

  • Birds: yellow and red-capped parrot, blue-headed parrot, white-crowned parrot, green-winged macaw, eclectus parrot, African grey parrot, catano parrot, bicolor toucan, sun conure, hyacinth macaw, alba cockatoo, red, blue, green and yellow macaw.
  • Felines: margay, ocelot, puma.
  • Turtles: yellow-footed tortoise, sulcata tortoise.
  • Monkeys: marmoset monkey, marmoset monkey, spider monkey.
  • Herbivorous animals: tapir, white-tailed deer.


Typical day

The program is carried out within the animal care center . We work from Monday to friday, all year round.
  • The activities usually start between 9:00 and 13:00 hours, there is usually a break for lunch and then work resumes.
  • The volunteer has one day off per week, being able to leave the animal care ...

Typical day

The program is carried out within the animal care center . We work from Monday to friday, all year round.
  • The activities usually start between 9:00 and 13:00 hours, there is usually a break for lunch and then work resumes.
  • The volunteer has one day off per week, being able to leave the animal care center to discover what Costa Rica has to offer, or go to nearby countries such as Panama or Nicaragua.

Free-time activities

Costa Rica is a country with great biodiversity in flora and fauna. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It has recognized provinces and unique characteristics such as:
  • Limón
  • Puntarenas
  • Guanacaste
  • And its capital San José.
In these places you can find a wide range of activities ...

Free-time activities

Costa Rica is a country with great biodiversity in flora and fauna. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It has recognized provinces and unique characteristics such as:
  • Limón
  • Puntarenas
  • Guanacaste
  • And its capital San José.
In these places you can find a wide range of activities including:
  • Tours to natural parks
  • Volcano climbing
  • Sea turtle watching
  • Being surrounded by nature
  • Beautiful beaches
Because of its very welcoming and friendly people, it is considered one of the happiest countries in the world.

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

-Willingness to fulfill assignments -Be empathetic, participatory, and very committed to the cause and the program. -There are many activities in which you can help animals, therefore, it is not required that you have specific knowledge about them, but a good aptitude and respect for animals is needed. All activities will always be carried out under the supervision of the staff of the organization, volunteers will be integrated into groups supervised by group coordinators.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

The above mentioned rates cover:
  • Airport pick-up (90$)and transfer to the volunteer's place of accommodation.
  • Accommodation during your volunteer program
  • 3 meals per day during your volunteer program.
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the adventure volunteer team.
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of hours volunteered
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Liability for your activity
  • Receipt of the program fee from the NGO
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program.

Accommodation

The spaces provided for volunteers have common areas such as:
  • Shared room with other volunteers.
  • Dining room
  • Common kitchen
  • Common bathrooms

Food & Beverages

  • Accommodation includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during your stay and the performance of your volunteer work.
  • They will be made and served by the local staff with the help of the volunteers. These are local meals that will only be served at the volunteer's home.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round. 

Volunteers may arrive on their day of choice, although we would recommend arrivals to be any day before 16:00, the price for pick up is 90$

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 600€
2 weeks 880€
3 weeks 1,160€
4 weeks 1,440€
6 weeks 2,000€
8 weeks 2,560€
12 weeks (max. stay) 3,680€
Average fees 453€/week

Program fees

453€ per week 1 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Adventure Volunteer

Brilliant 4.7 rating (38 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2017

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Sergio

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

Support in the cooperation and creation of social and environmental projects in communities at risk of social exclusion, through international volunteering.

Meet your organization


ADVENTURE VOLUNTEER is a non-profit organization, established in 2017. We collaborate in the social and environmental field through projects of conservation and protection of the environment and animals, as well as in the social part through projects of empowerment of women, community development, functional diversity, medical or teaching.


Our team of collaborators has a deep experience in international volunteer programs.  We know all the realities of the areas where we are working, collaborating and where we have a presence. 


Our projects offer volunteers the opportunity to meet, share and participate in social and environmental projects. These projects demand educational and recreational activities that benefit communities of different cultures and customs, communities with economic difficulties and different degrees of social exclusion.


38 reviews · rating4.7

It was an opportunity to contribute to the conservation and protection of unique species. Every day was a lesson in the interconnectedness between humans and nature. Thank you Adventure Volunteer for opening the doors to this haven of helping and ...
Contributing to sustainable development and sharing with local people allowed me to understand the importance of human connection. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to immerse themselves in the authenticity of Panama while creating a positive ...
Working with local students, exchanging knowledge and learning about their culture was a unique experience. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the educational growth of the Panamanian ...
I experienced magical moments while releasing hatchlings into the ocean. I thank Adventure Volunteer for opening the doors to this corner of Panama full of life and ...
Juliana rating5

2024 at Teaching with children

I participated in impactful projects, and the connection with the local community was genuine. Seeing the change we made together left an indelible mark on my ...
Anton rating5

2024 at Teaching with children

Every day was unique. The local team made me feel like I was part of something meaningful, and I definitely want to go back to Tanzania and teach again!!!!!!!! ...

Location


You might also be interested in

Contact Sergio
  Excellent response rate
English, Spanish

Most volunteers ask about


Do you have any more questions? Send a message to Sergio
Please do not share personal contact details for your privacy