Marine Conservation Supporter

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opgericht in 2010
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High­lights

Spend time on the stunning Osa coast
View dolphins and whales in their natural habitat
Kayak, snorkel and generally immerse yourself in Costa Rica's marine environment
Help conserve the magnificent marine environment
Assist with marine conservation efforts on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 17+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

The program

This essential program aims to conserve Costa Rica's precious marine environment, which has been decimated by human activities to the point of endangerment. Sadly, without preservation, much of this area's  incredible marine life may cease to exist.

Volunteers have the unique opportunity to work alongside marine biologists at a field research station in Playa Agujas. This critical project collates scientific data on endangered species and works to reforest coral species and protect and preserve dolphin and whale populations in the Golfo Dulce. A willing volunteer workforce is critical to completing the many tasks and ambitious goals of this program.

Goals of this Project:

  • Assist on projects to improve the environment in which sea turtles, dolphins and whales live, feed, breed and nest 
  • Monitor coral, dolphin and whale populations with a view to protection and preservation
  • Research these wonderful creatures for a greater understanding of how to ensure their survival
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange between international volunteers and locals.

How you can help

Volunteers play an integral role in achieving the goals of this project. Like many conservation programs funds are greatly lacking and a willing volunteer labor force is essential to its success. Those working on this program will support research and conservation efforts across three focus areas: Coral Reef Monitoring and Reforestation, Dolphin and Whale Monitoring and Community Conservation.

Working with recognised national and international marine conservation bodies, volunteers will conduct on-water research in sea kayaks to site and record coral reef species and dolphin and whale activity. On land volunteers will work to improve the marine habitat through reforestation efforts, ensuring beaches are rubbish free and educational activities.   

This is a wonderful program that has a direct impact on the safety and survival of sea turtle, dolphin and whale populations on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Volunteers will gain unique experience on conservation projects, learn more about the Costa Rican people and culture and travel to beautiful locations.

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

  • Kayak the length of Playa Agujas to site and record coral reef and marine species
  • Undertake on-water research tasks to monitor and record dolphin and whale population numbers and ecology data
  • Reforestation, beach clean-ups, composting, general maintenance and community outreach as required.

Note: Sea-turtle monitoring can also be incorporated for those able to undertake in-water (snorkelling) activities.  An additional cost of $50 per week applies. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Volunteers on this critical marine conservation program in the stunning Oso Peninsula work morning and afternoon shifts, Monday to Friday for around 5-8 hours per day. We ask that volunteers be flexible and prepared to work in whichever area they are required. A typical daily outline may look something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the accommodation

Each day volunteers will do one shift of on-water marine research in the morning or afternoon and one shift of land-based data recording and community development.

VOLUNTEERING DUTIES Mornings and afternoons

Work may include recording and entering research data, assisting with composting efforts, maintaining the field research station and community activities as required.

Evenings Free time

Volunteers will have part of the day free to relax and explore the local area. Weekends are an opportunity to get amongst the incredible natural beauty and adventure on offer in Osa!

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

This project is based on stunning Osa Peninsula on Costa Rica's South Pacific coast. Off the beaten tourist track, Osa is a veritable paradise and Costa Rica at its very best! 

The Peninsula is dominated by the Corcovado National Park with its vast array of native wildlife including endangered species and Costa Rica's big cats. Guided jungle adventures can be arranged from Puerto Jiménez. Marine enthusiasts and beach lovers will enjoy the attractions of Drake Bay, Caño Island marine reserve and the surf beaches of Cabo Matapalo and Carate.

Puerto Jiménez is the peninsula's largest town and provides a great base for exploring the region, providing easy access to both the vast expanse of the Parque Nacional Corcovado for hiking and wildlife and the emerald waters of the Golfo Dulce for beaches and surf. Marine Conservation work is based at Agujas.

Immersing volunteers into its unspoilt natural beauty and providing a genuine insight into the 'Tico' way of life; Osa peninsula is the genuine article!

Watersport
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Wandelen
Paardrijden

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 17 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
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
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over (17 with parental consent) who wish to give their time and energy to help protect and conserve the marine environment in Costa Rica. 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 by one of local project leaders.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration fee included
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Juan Santamaria International Airport

Our local team will meet with volunteers in San Jose and arrange accommodation Saturday night for pick-up and transfer Playa Agujas by public bus on Sunday.  

Volunteers are met off the bus in Playa Agujas and taken to the accommodation to settle in. On Monday a full orientation session is provided to cover all aspects of the local area and placement. This is a great opportunity to meet the program coordinators and other volunteers and ask any last minute questions.  

  • Program Arrival Day: SATURDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (code: SJO)

Accomodatie

Volunteers on this program are accommodated in Volunteer Housing a short journey from the beach. Rooms are dormitory in style and split by gender

Basic amenities are provided including western bathroom facilities with cold water showers, electricity, ceiling fan and free wifi. Bedding is provided but volunteers are responsible for towels and consumables such as toilet paper, soap, washing liquid and cleaning products. 


Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank
Volunteers are provided 2 meals per day (breakfast and lunch) throughout the placement. Dinner is not included but can be eaten out at one of the local cafes or restaurants where you can try cheap and tasty local food. The meals provided are local cuisine and predominantly vegetarian. 
Internet toegang
Makkelijke 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 with arrival every SATURDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 4 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, subject to availability.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 4 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$1.028
2 weken
$1.188
3 weken
$1.338
4 weken (max. verblijf)
$1.488
Gemiddelde kosten
$700 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. 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

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Marine Conservation Supporter

Assist with marine conservation efforts on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.

$700/week

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