Environmental Protection and Conservation

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opgericht in 2010
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Coördinator | Nicole
Coördinator | Nicole
Protect Costa Rica’s beautiful natural heritage and provide essential labor to help maintain park and reserve facilities. Educate others on ecological practices. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

The program

Volunteers on this program will play an essential role in helping to conserve and protect this amazing environment. Participants could be placed at any number of wonderful locations around this spectacular country, dependent on need at the time. They will work on various projects aimed at preserving the fragile ecosystem in protected areas, parks or beaches. They may even work on organic farms, on butterfly farms or on research projects within rainforests. The list of projects is varied; however all serve to ensure the amazing natural heritage of Costa Rica is preserved for the future.  From tropical rainforest, to rivers and canals, to white sandy beaches - the areas volunteers will be working in are rich with flora and fauna and are inhabited by some of the most awe inspiring creatures in the world.  Volunteers play an important role by supplying free labor in often labor intensive projects, allowing the projects to continue in their great work. Like most conservation programs, funding is often limited and resources lacking. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Protect Costa Rica’s beautiful natural heritage
  • Provide essential labor to help maintain park and reserve facilities
  • Educate others on ecological practices
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both students and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Volunteers will find this program to be a truly awe-inspiring experience. Costa Rica’s natural environment is simply spectacular, and being able to work to directly help protect it will be an experience people will appreciate for the rest of their lives. Volunteers will learn a huge amount about conservation practices and about Costa Rica’s unique flora and fauna. They will get the chance to work on a variety of projects and learn from trained local staff. From maintaining trails in parks to public education campaigns and working in medicinal gardens, this program delivers a unique opportunity to volunteers to work on cool projects that really matter. Like many conservation programs, funds are greatly lacking, and a willing volunteer labor force is essential to the success of the program.   

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Work in organic gardens
  • Help to catalog species of plants and insects
  • Field research of specific plant/insects’ species
  • Help maintain trails
  • Educate the community about ecological practices
  • Take care of butterfly farms
  • Take care of medicinal gardens

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast in the communal area

8:15am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Evenings Free time to simply relax, hang out with your fellow volunteers, have dinner together, then relax some more!

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

This project is available in various locations across Costa Rica. Given the nature of these projects, in most cases projects are fairly remote and therefore volunteers will spend the majority of their time (including free time) onsite as opportunities to travel offsite may be limited. Where possible though, volunteers can sometimes use free time to travel to a nearby town to explore shops and restaurants, or to explore further afield. Offsite travel options will be discussed with volunteers during their project orientation. This project is a wonderful option for those volunteers who wish to be fully immersed in the astounding nature and beauty that Costa Rica has to offer!

Swimming
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Sports

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Vereiste documenten
Emergency contact
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
This 'hands-on' project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in conservation/environmental studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. The project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Juan Santamaria International Airport

Upon your arrival in San Jose you will be collected at the airport and transported to your designated project location. Once settled in you will receive a full welcome orientation where you will find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have. You will then be taken to your assigned project location, where you will be introduced to your project supervisor and the rest of the local project team. Easy!

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica (Code: SJO)
Accomodatie

Volunteers on this project will be accommodated in shared dorm-style rooms within the project grounds or billeted with a local host family close by, depending on your designated project assignment. In either case, volunteers will be provided with all the basic amenities, including a bathroom, electricity and hot water for a nice shower at the end of a good day’s work!

At the project site, a large communal area is provided for volunteers and staff, which includes full kitchen facilities, a large dining area, comfortable couches and hammocks to relax on. This is a wonderful environment to volunteer in and past volunteers have raved about how cool it is to be able to live within the rescue center itself!

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Three meals per day are provided at the project and are included in the program fee. Volunteers are often expected to help with cooking and cleaning up (using a roster-based system), so everyone contributes at meal times – bringing a wonderful ‘family’ feel to this project! Nice!

Internet toegang
Onze excuses, geen toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Costa Rica.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Costa Rica biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Costa Rica dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Costa Rica.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available year-round and programs typically start every 1st and 3rd SUNDAY of each month. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 1.159
3 weken
$ 1.493
4 weken
$ 1.826
5 weken
$ 1.953
6 weken
$ 2.079
7 weken
$ 2.206
8 weken
$ 2.344
9 weken
$ 2.447
10 weken
$ 2.551
11 weken
$ 2.654
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 2.758
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 405 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Love Volunteers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Protect Costa Rica’s beautiful natural heritage and provide essential labor to help maintain park and reserve facilities. Educate others on ecological practices.

$405/week

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