Veterinarian helpers

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Coordinator | Angela

High­lights

Gain experiance in as a veterinarian in Costa Rica
gain Spanish by living with the family in our volunteer accommodation
stay with international volunteers and gain language experiance
learn about the wonderful way of live - PURA VIDA
Visit Costa Rica one of the countries in the world where sustainability is very important
Veterinarian project include hands-on experience in vaccinations, diagnosing, setting fractures, surgeries, and preventive care in one of the amazing place of this world. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
With impressive environmental policies, unparalleled biodiversity, a rapidly developing economy and “pura vida” culture, there is no better place in the world to join an volunteering abroad. The insight provided during an entry-level Animal & Veterinary Care volunteering program is aimed to help determine whether a career working with animals is right for you. Volunteers assist with animal care at a veterinarian clinic and, according to any level of current veterinarian training, may additionally shadow and work alongside local veterinarians.
Typical tasks may include feeding and cleaning assistance, as well as providing medication, grooming, and tasks related to customer service within the clinic, front desk - arrange appointments, sustomer service, care of stationary animals. Volunteers are very important to help with the stationary housed animals. They do need a lot of attention and personal care.

An understanding of basic Spanish is required for this Costa Rica volunteering. All volunteers who are not yet intermediate Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their volunteering program. Please contact us if you need more informtion about Spanish lessons. We are happy to assist you.

The minimum duration requirement for Animal & Veterinary Care volunteering placements is a commitment of at least 4 weeks.

Typical day

Volunteers usually do help 7-8 hours a day, 5 days a week!

Usually every day is different. Working hours are usuallay from 08am - 05 pm with 1 hour break.


07.00 am - 07.45 am breakfast at your accommodation

08.00 am - 12.00 pm volunteer duties

12.00 pm - 01.00 pm lunch

01.00 pm - 05.00 pm volunteer duties

06.00 pm supper at accommodation

* working ours can be changed by needs (for example starting at 07 am and finish at 04 pm)

Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach,... Costa Rica do have great surf spots. Water sport activities are a lot around the project.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities like Manuel Antonio or Domical are close. As well you can do tours to waterfalls, which are close to your stay. One is in town, the other close to Domicial. We can reccommend to do the tour on your own, as it is easy to get their.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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) or Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
Spanish (good basic skills) at Good English skills 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 and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 24/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. You will stay close to the airport in Santa Barbara for one night in a volunteer house and go on next day to your volunteer location. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours.

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%. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bisicial from the project.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Tipcial breakfast and dinner are included, as well during weekend.

Internet Access
Good 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

You can start the project very flexible, each monday. Arriving day is Saturday. You will get an pick up at San Jose Airport and on next day a driver bring you to bus station in San Jose. The bus will take about 3,5 hours.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 990
5 weeks
$ 1,238
6 weeks
$ 1,485
7 weeks
$ 1,733
9 weeks
$ 2,228
11 weeks
$ 2,723
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,940
Average fees
$ 248 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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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Veterinarian helpers

Veterinarian project include hands-on experience in vaccinations, diagnosing, setting fractures, surgeries, and preventive care in one of the amazing place of this world.

$248/week

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