Wildlife Rescue Center

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founded in 2005
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Coordinator | David
Coordinator | David
Volunteers in the wildlife program in Costa Rica work in animal rescue
centers aimed at helping endangered species. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Costa Rica is famous for its rich biodiversity. Many people from around the world come to Costa Rica to experience its lush rain-forests and exotic wildlife, In fact, Costa Rica is one of the more biodiversity-dense countries in the world and it is home to more than 500,000 species, which represent nearly 4% of the total estimated species worldwide. Development, agriculture, illegal exotic animal trade, and contamination affect many wildlife species that are under constant threat. Volunteers in the wildlife program in Costa Rica work in animal rescue centers aimed at helping endangered species. If you like being outdoors and love working with wild animals, the wildlife program is for you!


Who is this program better for? People that like manual labor , are not afraid to get their hands dirty , and understand the importance of wildlife conservation.  

What could I be doing?

 -Taking care of the animals (feeding, cleaning);

- Building cages and shelters for the animals;

 -Preparing food for the animals;

-Educating visitors about the importance of wildlife conservation;

-Doing maintenance tasks around the rescue center.

Typical day

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, monday through thursday. The center will provide you any equipment that you need. You will be working with the personal of the rescue center

Free-time activities

One of the reasons Costa Rica has so many varied activities is thanks to the variety of the country itself! Costa Rica is considered a tropical country, but it features its own plethora of microclimates. Each of these destinations – which might be separated by only a few hours of driving – feature their own unique and unforgettable adventures. There are hot springs tucked away in lush rainforests, hanging bridges over misty cloud forests, palm-tree studded white-sand beaches, dramatic seaside cliffs, the arid rolling hills of Guanacaste – there’s no end to the experiences! Visit 

Arenal Volcano and wonder at a massive volcano and surrounding verdant rainforest, and then the next day you might find yourself only a few hours away relaxing on Papagayo’s white sand beaches, watching the kids stand-up paddleboard, or kayaking among the mangrove jungles of Tortuguero. 


Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

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 (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience
We are using the fees to pay
  • Accommodation
    Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport
One of our coordinator will pick you at the arrivals exit in the airport. The trip to San Ramón last around forty minutes.
Accommodation
Host family , in private room with two meals per day. Shared bathroom with the family. Normally the families have experience hosting volunteers.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host family , in private room with two meals per day
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

Please pick a Sunday for your arrival date.

Our volunteer program advisors will help you choose the best Sunday upon application.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 973
3 weeks
$ 1,381
4 weeks
$ 1,689
5 weeks
$ 1,901
6 weeks
$ 2,130
7 weeks
$ 2,337
8 weeks
$ 2,573
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,537
Average fees
$ 338 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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  Americas Central America Costa Rica  San Ramón ,  San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Wildlife Rescue Center

Volunteers in the wildlife program in Costa Rica work in animal rescue centers aimed at helping endangered species.

$338/week

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