National Park Conservation & Plastic-Free Oceans

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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High­lights

Learn more about the unique biodiversity in Costa Rica and clean up the ocean
Working in one of the most beautiful Marine National Parks with lot of wildlife in Costa Rica
Gain Spanish experience and live with other volunteers at the volunteer house together (great ocean view!)
Learn about Costa Rica and the wonderful culture and make friends
Enjoy the country and the wonderful beaches around
Make the ocean plastic-free and help preserve a beautiful national park in Costa Rica, educate visitors and protect wildlife. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
The national park is located on the Southern end of the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the highlights in Costa Rica for wildlife watching. It is composed of densely covered mountains and rich marine ecosystems on the coasts. The national park is an almost unexplored biological area and has great importance to the ecosystem. There are a wide variety of tourist and educational attractions, as well as research opportunities.
This program can as well be for students who like to make an internship in Costa Rica. Some of the opportunities to research are:
  • Cabo Blanco beach and Island,
  • Marine coastal landscape,
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Forest coastal landscape and natural regeneration
During your time at the national park, you will stay at the volunteer house. In the mornings you have a nice view of the ocean. Costa Rican culture is very relaxed learn more about the Pura Vida lifestyle.

Typical day

Usually, volunteers work 5-days a week. Working days are chosen by the park in coordination with the volunteer before arriving.

Working hours between 4-6 hours a day.
Tasks:
  • cleaning and improving the infrastructure of  trails, bridges, the biological station, and the parking lot
  • maintenance of facilities and green areas
  • beach cleanup campaigns
  • research cooperation
  • occasional reforestation work
  • environmental education in schools
  • collection and separation of wastes
  • attention, guidance, and control of visitors
  • surveys implementation
  • monitoring and surveillance in projects
  • computational work
  • development of education and outreach materials

Free-time activities

During your free time, you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, relaxing on the beach, etc. Costa Rica does have great surf spots. Water sport activities you can do on weekends.
On your free days, you can visit cities around and visit relaxed communities.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Riding

Require­ments

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 (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 3 meals a day
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport
Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. One of our team members will pick you up and bring you to the bus station in San Jose. Please take some cash for the bus with you. The bus costs US$10-15. The bus will take about 5 to 6 hours. We can organize a pick-up between 6-11 am.
Accommodation
We do have one volunteer house with six rooms. Four rooms are equipped with two bunks for four-person in total and there are two rooms with three bunks for a capacity of six people each. From the house, you have a beautiful view of the ocean, especially in the morning hours.
Please remember, that you are in the national park and facilities including showers, toilets, washing machine, resting areas, and satellite tv are basic and simple.
Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Tipcial meals are provided. Eat like a tico.
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. One of our team members will pick you up and bring you to the bus station in San Jose. Please take some cash for the bus with you. The bus costs US$10-15. The bus will take about 5-6 hours. We can organize a pick-up between 6-11 am.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$520
3 weeks
$756
4 weeks
$992
5 weeks
$1,228
6 weeks
$1,464
7 weeks
$1,700
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,880
Average fees
$250 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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National Park Conservation & Plastic-Free Oceans

Make the ocean plastic-free and help preserve a beautiful national park in Costa Rica, educate visitors and protect wildlife.

$250/week

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