Wildlife Rehabilitation Supporter

fondée en 2003
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Learn more about the unique biodiversity of Costa Rica
Experience the relaxed "tica way of life"! Tica refers to how the Costa Rican call themselves :-)
Explore amazing landscapes
Get more passionate about animal protection
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Support wildlife protection in Costa Rica. Help provide care for exotic rescued animals in this meaningful wildlife sanctuary.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 20+
Seul voyageur

The volunteer project takes place in a non-profit organization that runds an amazing wildlife sanctuary based in Costa Rica. It focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating local wildlife. The continous environmantal destruction is also a main concern of the project, so it is also dedicated to finding long-term solutions to the problems our planet earth is facing. They complement the rescue and release programs for local wildlife with community work and environmental education programs for young and old. The goal is to increasingly sensitize local communities to the topic of environmental protection.

The wildlife sanctuary borders the Cabo Blanco nature reserve. Cabo Blanco is considered a pioneer in nature conservation. The current area of ​​the park was declared a protected area in Costa Rica in 1963, making it the country's first protected area. The reserve is located on the southern tip of the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. In total, it protects 1,788 hectares of sea and 1,270 hectares of tropical forest, where not only many people live, but where also native and endangered animal species find a home. It is one of the most important wildlife habitats in Costa Rica.

​​The rescue and release center cares for a wide variety of animals. Among them you can find: different kind of monkeys, anteaters, opossums, squirrels, birds, iguanas, and more! With a dedicated and well-trained team of volunteers, biologists, veterinarians and students, the center works to provide the best possible care for each of these animals.

Animals that are sick, injured and orphaned for a wide variety of reasons, most of which are directly or indirectly caused by human activity, are cared for every day. Although many of the animals end up being released back into the wild, others need to remain in the center. Those animals that remain, help accomplish a mission by being a part of the education program that aims to create awareness and to teach people to respect nature and animals. 

Journée Typique

An average week for a volunteer depends on the time commitment you are able to make.  All volunteers begin in Level 1, doing tasks such as cleaning, preparing food for animals, doing maintenance and making enrichment for the animals in care.  Level 2 volunteers may enter enclosures for raking and leaf hanging, etc and will be closer to the animals.  Level 3 and above involve hand feeding animals and remedial medical care such as administering medicine, wound care, force feeding and tube feeding.  The levels can be attained by training and passing tests.  Advancement also depends on the amount of volunteers compared to the amount of animals in care.  As the priority is to benefit the animals under care, longer term volunteers will have first priority and the most responsibility if desired.  Do not expect to advance to the highest levels unless you commit to 6 weeks or longer.

As a volunteer, you should have a genuine desire to work hard and understand the animals’ situation, since you will be responsible for the welfare and day-to-day care of them. You will not only be involved in daily care and cleaning duties, but also in construction and maintenance work that aim to improve their living conditions. The rescue center also releases animals that are ready to be reintroduced to their natural habitat.

The animals, especially the monkeys, love to play. Volunteers always have a lot of fun designing and creating toys for the animals to play with. This helps the animals overcome the traumatic experiences that they had in the past and reminds the staff and volunteers how lucky they are to have a center for these precious animals.

Further, the wildlife sanctuary supports education programs as a fundamental part of their conservation efforts. The goal is to inspire and educate the local community, students, and guests visiting from all over the world in order to bring a greater understanding of the importance of protecting the ecosystem and how its health affects humans.

The longer you commit to be a volunteer at this project, the more likely it will be that you will hand feed animals. This is based on need and competency. It cannot be guaranteed.

Activités de Loisir

Weekends are the perfect time to enjoy an exciting hike through Costa Rican nature since the main attractions of Costa Rica is its system of national parks and protected areas, which cover around 25% of the national territory, in order to protect the rich variety of flora and fauna, which is estimated to contain 5% of the world's biodiversity in less than 0.1% of the planet's land mass. In addition, Costa Rica has countless amazing beaches. 

Costa Rica is the perfect place to combine volunteer work with tourism, enjoy activities like:

- Adventure sport
- Dream beaches
- Ecotourism
- Local culture
- Bird / wildlife watching
- Visits to unique National Parks
- Rural tourism
- Sightseeing and history in San José

Concert /
Safari /
Des sports
Yoga /


Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 20 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler espagnol (niveau de base) et anglais (niveau de base)
Exigences de Formation
à niveau High School
Documents Requis
CV, Registration From, Tuberculosis test (Mantoux skin test) within 3 months before the start of the project. This is to protect the primates et who are very susceptible to tuberculosis.
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services de South America Inside
  1. Accommodation in dormitory (volunteer house)
  2. Full-board (3 meals/day)
  3. Airport pick-up in San José and transfer to your accommodation in San José
  4. 2 overnight stays in San José (upon arrival)
  5. Transfer from San José to the project site in a private car
  6. Orientation session upon arrival
  7. Local support
  8. Consultation from our experienced staff
  9. Volunteer Work Placement
  10. 24/7 Emergency Number
  11. Advice regarding travel and insurance
  12. Certificate of Participation
Transfert de l'aéroport Juan Santamaria International Airport

You will be picked up from the airport and stay in a homestay in San José for between 1 and 2 nights, depending on your arrival day. After your orientation seesion, a transfer will bring you to the bus station for your journey to the project site (the costs for the bus to the project site is not included).

Important: The check-in and check-out dates for the volunteer project are always on a Sunday. Due to the distance between the San José airport and the project you have to consider at least 1 day for arrvial and departure! 


During your volunteer work you will live in the volunteer house. Living together with other volunteers is a wonderful way to interact with other like-minded people from all over the worls. Bathrooms are shared and separated by men and women.

Dortoir Maison des invités
Aliments & Boissons

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) à San Jose. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Costa Rica.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Costa Rica te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Costa Rica, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Costa Rica.

Dates et Prix


Informations sur l'arrivée

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date need to be on a Sunday. Your arrival to San José/Costa Rica needs to be between Friday and Saturday, so you can continue your trip to the project site on the Sunday. The overnight stay/s in San José are part of the services of the program and of the program costs.

janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
4 - 24 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$1 625
5 sem
$1 925
6 sem
$2 225
7 sem
$2 525
8 sem
$2 825
24 sem (durée max.)
$7 625
Coût moyen
$362 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. South America Inside t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec South America Inside durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
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