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Butterfly Farm Assistant

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1 - 15 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Great 4.4  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • Highly personalized and differentiated service to offer you a unique experience making sure you have the best time of your life.
  • This is what differentiate us from the rest of the programs. You can cross check this with our outstanding reviews.
  • Experience the rewarding feeling of saving wildlife by helping injured animals to get back on track. Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world and build life-long friendships
  • Volunteer with Costa Rica's wildlife animals surrounded by beautiful and unique nature .
  • Enjoy your weekends by visiting stunning beaches and improving your surfing skills. Learn this beautiful language by attending Spanish lessons

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

The butterfly farm Vida de Colores started in 2005 as a school research project on butterflies. In the school project 10 blue Morpho butterflies.

OUR HISTORY
The butterfly farm Vida de Colores started in 2005 as a school research project on butterflies. In the school project 10 blue Morpho butterflies were born, which multiplied and gave birth to the first butterfly house. Over time we researched and reproduced more butterfly species. At ...

About the program

OUR HISTORY
The butterfly farm Vida de Colores started in 2005 as a school research project on butterflies. In the school project 10 blue Morpho butterflies were born, which multiplied and gave birth to the first butterfly house. Over time we researched and reproduced more butterfly species. At present we are dedicated to continue researching the fascinating world of butterflies and teaching about this fascinating subject. Project category: Tourism, Environmental and animal protection, environmental education

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: 
Primary program objective: To increase the positive impacts of the project on the conservation and research of butterfly species and their host plants. 

Other objectives: Reproduce as many butterfly species as possible. To plant host plants, using methods of planting: seed germination, seedbeds, seedlings, seedlings, cuttings, layering, etc. Research on the different species of butterflies and moths present in the vicinity of the project. Reforest with host plants in the project and nearby areas. Educate visitors through social networks about the importance of conserving the environment.

PHYSICAL SPACE OF THE PROJECT
Shared rooms (depending on the number of volunteers) Bed linen and towels. 
1 shared bathroom with shower 
Washing machine and dryer, Kitchen: microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and blender. Internet, Electricity, outlets.

The project facilities are surrounded by green areas planted with butterfly host plants. 
The infrastructures are as follows: Laboratory for the care of larvae in wooden crates and reused materials. Office. 
7 modules for butterfly rearing. 
Reception and rest area. 
Area designed for the reuse of butterfly wings and creation of entomological collections. 
Outdoor planting areas. Gardens

How to get started?

It's actually very simple to be part of our program. Simply register on the right hand side of this page. The money you spend to stay with us with ensure the animals can eat, receive medication and live a happy life. 

General Requirements:
  • Personal insurance policy.
  • Age between 18 and 55.
  • Use appropriate clothing for field work: field boots... 
  • Do not smoke tobacco or ingest illicit substances inside the premises during the working day and Inside the Installations 
  • Take care of and maintain the work material and facilities. 
  • Do not extract flora or fauna without authorization. 
  • Respect the rules of the lodge and the project. 
  • To present a policy.


Typical day

DIFFERENT DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES:
As a team member of our Costa Rica volunteer program, you can expect the following daily responsibilities: From 7:00 AM to 4:00PM with 1 or 2 days off in the weekend.

1. To learn about the life cycle of butterflies. 
2. Collect butterfly eggs and take them to the ...

Typical day

DIFFERENT DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES:
As a team member of our Costa Rica volunteer program, you can expect the following daily responsibilities: From 7:00 AM to 4:00PM with 1 or 2 days off in the weekend.

1. To learn about the life cycle of butterflies. 
2. Collect butterfly eggs and take them to the laboratory. 
3. Releasing butterflies in their respective butterfly houses. 
4. Soil work. 
5. Feeding the butterflies by placing fruit and flowers and cleaning the feeders. 
6. Cleaning the trails.
7. Caring for the plants: watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, sowing...
In addition, volunteers are encouraged to develop their own individual projects. If you see potential for such a special project, let us know and we will work with you to translate that idea into practice. We love when a new volunteer leaves their mark on the Rescue Center for all future visitors to enjoy.


The cost per day you personally will also get all of the following benefits below:

  • Private transportation from the airport.( to go back to the airport is not included because some volunteers decide travel around Costa Rica when finished the program).
  • Very safe and comfortable lodging (4 persons per room) with the option to upgrade to a private glamping tent or tiki-hut.
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals per day prepared by our private chefs (also, we cater to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diets.
  • Daily volunteer night activities including zumba lessons.
7 am Breadfast
8 am start working until 11:30 am
12 md to 1 pm lunch
1 pm to 4 work cleaning, feeding the butterfly, releasing, etc.
after 4pm relax time

Free-time activities

Beyond the adventure: While other programs offer stunning sunsets and rainforest hikes, ours goes beyond the typical itinerary. Jenny, your dedicated program leader, weaves in personalized touches and meticulous attention to detail, crafting an experience tailored just for you so you can feel part ...

Free-time activities

Beyond the adventure: While other programs offer stunning sunsets and rainforest hikes, ours goes beyond the typical itinerary. Jenny, your dedicated program leader, weaves in personalized touches and meticulous attention to detail, crafting an experience tailored just for you so you can feel part of a true costa rican family. Additional to the volunteer, you can ask Jenny to set you up differentiated adventures from bespoke tours to surprise picnics under hidden waterfalls to hand-picked accommodations reflecting your preferences, everything is curated to exceed your expectations. Prepare to be pampered, surprised, and utterly captivated by Costa Rica's magic, all under Jenny's attentive care.

The Volunteer have 2 days off to negotiate.

Have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in the beauty of tropical nature? Join as a volunteer in our Butterfly Farm! Care for butterflies, plants and help maintain our natural sanctuary. 

  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!


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

Respect to the other volunteers and the people from the project.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 16:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Volunteer Now Costa Rica

Program Fee includes: 

  • pick up airport
  • 3 daily meals
  • lodging
  • laundry
  • wifi

Local transportation and back to the airport is not included. 

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Volunteers are picked up from the San Jose International Airport by the local coordinator or representative. 

Those volunteers who are arriving overland or are already in Costa Rica will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand. 

Transport to the airport is not include because some volunteers decide to travel by themselves around the country.

Accommodation

Shared with other volunteers in our dorm style accommodation and / or private room with extra charge

Food & Beverages

Three meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Includes fruits, typical food from Costa Rica but we also have special food for vegans and vegetarians, GF, allergies volunteers.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

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

We have volunteers from every country and background possible. Spanish fluency is not necessary and we are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week all year long so the volunteers are welcome every day and every season.

We pick up the volunteers in the Airport and take them to the project.

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

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 291€
2 weeks 582€
3 weeks 873€
4 weeks 1,164€
5 weeks 1,455€
15 weeks (max. stay) 4,365€
Average fees 291€/week

Program fees

291€ per week 1 - 15 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 15 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 Volunteer Now Costa Rica during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Volunteer Now Costa Rica

Great 4.4 rating (86 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2004

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Jenny

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

We are a major organization with more than 10 years of volunteer experience creating lifetime experiences amongst our participants.

Meet your organization

VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA is located in Escazu and Guanacaste, San Jose, Costa Rica. This is a family company that has been around since 2004 and enlisted the aid of hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, which come to our country to work on the ecological and social projects our company offers.

The further you have to travel to get here and the more eager you are to participate and learn about our great history and culture, the more we at Hospedaje Casa Escazu will appreciate and love you for your commitment to being the change in our great country. When you dedicate your time and effort to us, we promise to dedicate all of our resources to making sure your efforts make the greatest difference possible.

VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA is located in Escazu City at 20 minutes from the airport Juan Santamaria.

We work with volunteers from different countries helping in the public Schools and Day Care Centers that don't have enough money to supply for the needs of the children that aren't supported by the Goverment.

Our Values at VOLUNTEER NOW COSTA RICA are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Quality in our services
  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Commitment
  • Trust
We say this because our goal with every day that passes and why we even became a business entity is to provide an enjoyable and eye opening experience for each volunteer the spends time with Hospedaje Casa Escazu in Costa Rica. At the same time we want to dramatically increase the quality of life for the local citizens and protect the natural beauty that in its self makes Costa Rica, the unique and enchanting place that it is.

86 reviews · rating4.4

Mairyann mairyann rating4.8

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

From the first moment we arrived until the last, we felt well taken care of and had a meaningful and enjoyable time. My grandson's goal was to get to take care of exotic birds and monkeys. He did get up close to the parrots and near one friendly monkey. Also met some cute sloths and raccoons ...
evita barbera rating5

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

Il posto è molto accogliente, pulito e curato. La famiglia che lo gestisce è molto disponibile ad accogliere ogni richiesta (per tutti i pasti si può scegliere tra un menu regolare, vegetariano o vegano). L’esperienza è un qualcosa di meraviglioso e singolare. Fay la coordinatrice è una ...
Lesley Russel rating5

2024 at Animal Rescue Center Supporter

I have just finished a two week stint at the Costa Rica Animal Project. I have worked at several projects in different countries, and this one was one of the best! The family and staff at the project really care for the animals and look after them well - it was a pleasure to be part of this for a ...
Jenny Qvist rating4

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

The staff was amazing and made you feel welcomed at all times. They tried to do what’s best for the animals with the budget they have. It was just a bit sad to see some animals in pretty small cages. But also as I said, they did what they could with the budget. My favourite task was when we got to ...
Larissa Villares rating4.4

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

I had a great time working at the animal rescue centre. It was a privilege to be close to the animals! There’s a lot of cleaning to do but you also get loads of interactions with the animals (especially at feeding time!). The staff working at the centre is extremely friendly and will make you feel ...
Eyrin Woithe rating4.6

2023 at Local Animal Rescue Center

We had a very nice time in Jenny's House, it felt like family, the location was perfect just a few walking steps to the Escazú Plaza Central. There are sports and supermarkets nearby. Also the working hours in the animal rescue center were very interesting, not every day the same, we learned a lot ...

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