Save Turtles and Sloths

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opgericht in 2006
first hand Costa Rica
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Coördinator | Frank
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High­lights

Learn about marine turtles and sloths.
Simplify your life - back to basics.
Enjoy the pura vida lifestyle on a breathtaking beach.
Make unforgettable experiences.
Patrol along a wonderful beach and help to guard the nests of endangered marine turtles. You will also help monitor sloths in their natural habitat. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 17+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen

About the Program

On breathtaking beaches you and other volunteers protect turtles that are in danger of extinction. 

Volunteers play a crucial role in conservation efforts!

The Location

This program is located in the central Pacific coast, south of Quepos and north of Dominical, and it is right in the tiny village of Mata Palo. The beach – dark sand – is about 10 km long and 6 kilometers are patrolled by the volunteers of this camp to find mainly with Olive Ridley turtles and sometimes Green Sea turtles and some Hawksbill turtles. Compared to other turtle programs you will have some infrastructure here – a little supermarket, a little restaurant and there is a school that we plan to cooperate with. The coastline in this area is stunning and also very suitable for surfing. There is a surfschool right beneath the project.

And - help us to protect the most emblematic animal from Costa Rica: sloths!

Your help to care for the many animals with wounds or baby orphans you will find during monitoring. We rescue and provide first aid to take them to the rescue center located a few km from our camp, giving these creatures another chance at life. All procedures are carried out with a professional in biology who carries all the monitoring information, which helps us act in favor of these beautiful animals. You will learn a lot about them, as well as about many other animals around our beautiful beach, while we help preserve its kind. 

You should be prepared for very simple living conditions and for sometimes physically demanding work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night. If you love outdoor life ... you will see that every single turtle is worth it!

Our Volunteers

Our Volunteers should have a love for nature and fun with outdoor-living. They should be prepared for sometimes physically demanding work and work at unusual hours as most of the turtle nesting occurs at night. The volunteers should bring a sleeping bag, repellent, mosquito net, flashlight, batteries, rain protection (May - November), sun protection and a hat or cap.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Your Tasks

You will be working between 4-6 hours every day - one day free per week

Typical tasks can include:

  • Patrol walks on the beach, mainly at night
  • Find turtles and their nests
  • Collecting data on the turtles
  • Protect the eggs in safe breeding grounds (viveros)
  • Freeing new born turtle babies 
  • Nest exhumations
  • Your help is very welcome to construct and beautify the camp
  • Data collection in contact with our biologist who will train you in field work with sloths

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Your camp is not far away from Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. For longer trips you should save your free days and make a journey at the end of your project time. There are amazing volcanos to visit, more National Parks like Monteverde, Rincón de la Vieja, and others. You can go for adventure tours - canopy or kayaking or rafting or tree climbing ... so much to do and see in Costa Rica! :-)

Duiken/
Snorkelen
Wandelen
Paardrijden
Zwemmen
Watersport

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
Copy of health insurance (valid in Costa Rica)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
If you are 17 years old, then you have to bring the written allowance of your parents - we provide a form for this!
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door first hand Costa Rica

We organize the journey to the project and we also do hostel reservations in San José if needed (mostly it is needed!) - and, if you will combine projects, we will also organize the transportation between the projects. You will have to pay the cost for the pickup and the transport.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Juan Santamaria International Airport

You will be picked up at the airport by our driver with a sign with your name and you will directly get in contact with your German, English, Spanish speaking coordinator via phone. The driver will drive you to the reserved hostel (if necessary), give you the bus ticket (he will buy a ticket in advance to reserve you a seat in the bus), pick you up at the hostel the day of your journey to the project and bring you to the bus.
The cost will be around 70 US$ plus the hostel night (13-15 US$ (dorm) and 40 US$ (single/double room).
You will be picked up from the bus by a taxi (ordered from the camp) waiting for you to bring you to the project.

Accomodatie

You will be living with other volunteers in a volunteer house. See pictures.

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Your food - breakfast, lunch, dinner - will be prepared in the camp and consists of the typical costarican cuisine: rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.

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 program is available from June until January/February. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts.

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)
$810
3 weken
$1.040
4 weken
$1.270
8 weken
$2.190
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.110
Gemiddelde kosten
$332 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. first hand Costa Rica 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 first hand Costa Rica 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 first hand Costa Rica 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 first hand Costa Rica

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Save Turtles and Sloths

Patrol along a wonderful beach and help to guard the nests of endangered marine turtles. You will also help monitor sloths in their natural habitat.

$332/week

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