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Perfect 4.6rating (65)

Sea Turtle Conservation & Environmental Protection

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2 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Good response rate

Highlights

  • Explore one of the most natural beaches of the world and help to keep it clean
  • Stay with international volunteers and gain language experience
  • Patrol beaches on evening and night walks to locate female turtles and their at-risk nests to relocate their eggs in a save place to protect them from poachers and predators
  • Be part of a magical moment by helping baby sea turtles to reach the ocean safely
  • Enjoy Pura Vida and learn mora about a wonderful country with a lot of nature and animals

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

The sea turtles are very important for the marine ecosystems and their extinction will have consequences! Help saving sea turtles!

The main focus of this project is the conservation of of sea turtles, the protection of forest ecosystems and natural regeneration areas. It is the most important national beach marine turtle nesting alone, this means that there are spawning of different species throughout the year.The species of ...

About the program

The main focus of this project is the conservation of of sea turtles, the protection of forest ecosystems and natural regeneration areas. It is the most important national beach marine turtle nesting alone, this means that there are spawning of different species throughout the year.The species of sea turtles that we mostly work with are the LoraTurtle and the Green Sea Turtle.

Working with Turtles

To work with turtles means that you will be doing night and day patrols on the beach (depending at high tide). You will patrol on the beach to collect turtle eggs and relocate them to a turtle hatchery where they will be safe from poachers. Furthermore, you will be working at the hatchery, take care of the turtle eggs and the freshly hatched turtles and make sure that they are well prepared for their way back to the ocean.

Location
Our project is close to the city Nosara. You are located very close to the beach.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 5-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday.


You will be taking exciting night patrols along the Pacific beaches to observe rare turtle species and monitor their habits and behaviors. Working hours are split into ...

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 5-8 hours per day, Monday to Saturday.


You will be taking exciting night patrols along the Pacific beaches to observe rare turtle species and monitor their habits and behaviors. Working hours are split into shifts, and volunteers should be prepared to have late night or day shift. It is important that you stay flexible.


A typical day could be:
07.30 - 08.30 am breakfast
09.00 - 11.30 am Volunteer task
afternoon off or 02.00 - 04.00 pm Volunteer task
night shift: 00.00 - 02.30 am


Free-time activities

During the free time you can: 

  • enjoy at the beach
  • hang out with other volunteers
  • go surfing or just have fun (days off)

During weekends you can explore Costa Rica. Our volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wildlife and meeting many different animals.

Free-time activities

During the free time you can: 

  • enjoy at the beach
  • hang out with other volunteers
  • go surfing or just have fun (days off)

During weekends you can explore Costa Rica. Our volunteers will have the chance to spend their time enjoying the wildlife and meeting many different animals.


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)

Criminal Background Check

required

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 and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee

Fees include: 
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or host family
  • 3 typical meals per day

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

We can recommend to arrive on Sunday and stay one day overnight close by the airport. The bus leaves currently early morning between 5.30/7 am, depending on the company you choose.

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport/hotel between 4-6am at morning. You will get a pick up from airport to the bus station and go to your volunteer location. The bus will take about 6 hours. Please take some cash ($15-20) for the bus with you.

Accommodation

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. You will share bathroom with other volunteers.  Our traveler recommend the accommodation to 100%.

On request you can stay at a host family. Last minute bookings are usually accommodation at a host family.

Food & Beverages

Typical breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, as well during weekend.

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

This amazing project starts every Monday. We recommend to arrive on Sunday, as we plan one day overnight close to San Jose in a host family. Especially, for flights after 1pm.


One spot left from July 2nd for 2 weeks (until the 16th of July)! Please contact the Volunteer World's team directly if you are interested.

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

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 663€
3 weeks 960€
4 weeks 1,280€
5 weeks 1,504€
7 weeks 2,037€
9 weeks 2,619€
24 weeks (max. stay) 6,635€
Average fees 304€/week

Program fees

304€ per week 2 - 24 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 24 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 Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee

Perfect 4.6 rating (65 reviews)

Agency

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Angela

Spoken languages: French, English, German, Spanish

About the project

Jamso Trainee do help students finding volunteering projects and internships around the world.

Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee has been placing volunteers around the world for over six years. We're passionate about making a difference in developing communities. Cause we are a smaller agency we stay always in a good communication to our volunteers and to the communites. For us it is important to find the right programm for your stay abroad. Don´t travel just like a tourst!

History: 

Jamso Trainee startet in December 2012 helping in communities in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is since now the county with the most interns, volunteers and travelers. 

Since 2013 Jamso Trainee started working with partners in Ecuador, Peru, South Afrika.

2015 we begin working with our partner Bali and Thailand.

Visiting projects and getting more relationshsips with local charities is a goal of each year. Jamso Trainee don´t increase too fast, because for us it is very important to hold long contacts and stay in a good communication with volunteers and projects.

65 reviews · rating4.6

Je suis restée 10 jours au refuge d'Ostional (au lieu de 15 jours). J'ai vécu une belle expérience, mais honnêtement, je suis déçue car ce qui est présenté sur le site est en partie faux ! Lorsqu'on lit ce qui est décrit, on peut s'attendre à réellement souvent récupérer des nids et les ...
As a volunteer at the turtle conservation I felt really involved in the project. I had the chance to work really close to the turtles… it was amazing!! Jairo and Lauren were very helpful and taught us everything we needed to know about the turtles and the arribada. This is the place to be if you ...
***English below*** Babyfaultiere, Tierfütterung, Nachtpatrouille, Strandsäuberungen, Reis und Bohnen und ganz viel Pura Vida. Das waren die Hauptbestandteile meiner 5 Wochen Freiwilligenarbeit in Costa Rica, in denen ich eine unvergessliche Zeit hatte! Als ich nach meiner sehr langen Anreise ...
Hey my name is Paula and I was a part of the Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica. I spend two months at the Station and I had a really good time there. Everything was well-organized and the accommodations for the volunteers were nice as well. I really enjoyed the work and I felt that ...
Denise Grosse rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

Ich war für 4 Wochen in Uvita als Volunteer. Die Arbeit mit den Hunden und Katzen hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Arbeitszeiten sind entweder vormittags von 8-11 Uhr oder nachmittags von 15-17 Uhr, sodass man noch sehr viel Freizeit hat. Die Schicht beginnt mit Gassirunden, anschließend ...
Jennifer rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

***English below*** Während meiner unvergesslichen Zeit in Costa Rica von Mitte Februar bis Anfang April 2023 habe ich in dem Shelter als Volunteer geholfen. Das Tierheim ist ein kleines Shelter, worin im Durschnitt etwa acht Hunde und ca. 25 Katzen untergebracht werden. Die Arbeitseinteilung ...

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