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Macaw & Animal Reserve Supporter

location
2 - 12 uker  ·  Alder 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastisk 4.5  · 
  Verifisert av Volunteer World
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Alder 18+
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Om programmet

Take care of rescued animals - especially macaws -, to rehabilitate and reintroduce them into the wild.

About the Program

The Macaw Reserve was created in the year 1994 by two Costa Ricans for their grand admiration for the parrots. In addition, the reserve began as a result of their preoccupation with the constant threat that these emblematic birds face, the loss of their natural habitat and their ...

Om programmet

About the Program

The Macaw Reserve was created in the year 1994 by two Costa Ricans for their grand admiration for the parrots. In addition, the reserve began as a result of their preoccupation with the constant threat that these emblematic birds face, the loss of their natural habitat and their extraction from the forest as pets. For these reasons there has been an incredible reduction in the population of native, wild macaws in Costa Rica, further highlighting the importance of such a sanctuary of conservation. 

The Macaw Reserve has the primary purpose to conserve native, wild macaws of Costa Rica and develop a captive management and breeding program to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce them into the wild, with support from the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), the National Police and volunteers from civil society. 

Additionally, the Sanctuary facilitates programs of reforestation, environmental education and ecotourism. For this reason, the proyect was declared by the Central Municipality of Puntarenas, a place of educational, scientific and touristic interest, by motion created on July 13th 2015.

Our Volunteers

Things to bring:

  • Love for animals and nature 
  • Being prepared for sometimes physically demanding work 
  • Ability to integrate and adapt to the center's rules 
  • Enjoy to communicate with the guests of the center
  • Good knowledge of Spanish or English


Typisk dag

Your Tasks

  • Assisting with care for animals
  • Preparing food and helping the keeper distribute the portions for each animal 
  • Cleaning and repairs of the facility and viewing areas
  • Maintainance of pathways and areas around animal pens
  • Helping in discussions and workshops with schools and visitors
  • Attending ...

Typisk dag

Your Tasks

  • Assisting with care for animals
  • Preparing food and helping the keeper distribute the portions for each animal 
  • Cleaning and repairs of the facility and viewing areas
  • Maintainance of pathways and areas around animal pens
  • Helping in discussions and workshops with schools and visitors
  • Attending visitors

The day begins at 6 am cutting fruit und vegetables. You will bring the fresh cut food to the animals and clean their bowls. At 8:30 am you'll have a typical breakfast - rice and beans, fruit and vegetable. The works continues until lunch at 12:00 md and after lunch your work continues according to the special works that have to done. Be prepared for hard work and a lot of dirt!


Fritidsaktiviteter

The Reserve is in a remote area - be prepared to chill after work and make friends with the workers and their daily life. There is an Airport for Ultralight Airplanes and Gyrocopter in footwalk distance - if you ever wanted to make this incredible experience to fly with such an airplane ... here you ...

Fritidsaktiviteter

The Reserve is in a remote area - be prepared to chill after work and make friends with the workers and their daily life. There is an Airport for Ultralight Airplanes and Gyrocopter in footwalk distance - if you ever wanted to make this incredible experience to fly with such an airplane ... here you have the opportunity! It's not cheap, but it is unique! (See the picture.)

Puntarenas is close it's a rather big city - cruise ships land here - and you can go to the beach here ... although there are much nicer beaches on the pacific coast! ;-)

You can use your free days for excursions and there are so many lovely places to go in Costa Rica ... National Park Monteverde, Volcano Arenal, meet us in Sámara and enjoy surfing for some days, visit the caribbean coast and/or our rainforest lodge ...


Krav

Krav

Minimumsalder: 18 år

For å bli med i programmet må du være minst 18 år gammel på programmets startdato. Det kan være unntak hvis du kan gi tillatelse fra dine foresatte eller hvis du er i følge med foreldrene dine.

Språkferdigheter

Du må snakke Engelsk (flytende) eller Spansk (grunnleggende nivå)

Påkrevde dokumenter

Medical insurance valid in Costa Rica (bring a copy)

Nasjonalitetsbegrensninger

Ingen restriksjoner. Hjelpende hender fra hele verden er velkomne.

Andre ferdigheter

You should bring some experience with birds and animals.

Tidsforpliktelse

Din hjelpende hånd vil bli påkrevd Mandag, Tirsdag, Onsdag, Torsdag, Fredag og Lørdag

Hva inngår

Hva inngår

Tjenester fra first hand Costa Rica

The fee includes accomodation and three meals a day.


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. From the airport to the Animal Reserve the cost is aprox. 70 US$

Henting fra flyplassen på 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 (around 13 US$ (dorm) and 40 US$ (single/double room).

Overnatting

It is a volunteer house (cabina) that is very simple and you share it with other volunteers.

Mat og drikke

You'll have breakfast, lunch and dinner with the other volunteers and workers based on the tipical Costarican diet, for example rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit.

Internettilgang

Begrenset tilgang på prosjektstedet

Hva er IKKE inkludert?

Hva er IKKE inkludert?

Flybilletter

Den nærmeste flyplassen er Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) i San Jose. Vi hjelper deg med å finne billige flyreiser til Costa Rica. FINN BILLIGE FLYREISER

Reiseforsikring

Å reise til utlandet er et eventyr, og det er alltid best å være forberedt. Plutselig sykdom eller skade, avbestilling eller tyveri – en reiseforsikring for Costa Rica gir trygghet og er et pluss å ha. FÅ ET TILBUD

Vaksiner

Hvis du har tenkt å jobbe frivillig i Costa Rica bør du søke medisinsk råd før du starter din sosiale reise. Sjekk de nødvendige vaksinasjonene dine for Costa Rica. VAKSINESJEKKER

Detaljer ved ankomst

This program is available all year. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts. 

Tilgjengelighet
Jan. Febr. Mars Apr. Mai Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Okt. Nov. Des.

Programgebyrer

2 uker (min. opphold) 922€
3 uker 1,164€
4 uker 1,406€
12 uker (max. opphold) 3,346€
Gjennomsnittlig gebyr 370€/uke

Programgebyrer

370€ per uke 2 - 12 uker Alder 18 - 50+

Betalingsmetoder

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Varighet

2 - 12 uker

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Endelig Betaling

Din sluttbetaling vil bli avtalt med first hand Costa Rica under søknadsprosessen. Vanlige løsninger er enten via bankoverføring eller kontant betaling på prosjektstedet.


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first hand Costa Rica

Fantastisk 4.5 rating (99 gjennomganger)

Byrå - grunnlagt i 2006

Verifisert av Volunteer World

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Arrangert av

Sofia

Snakkede språk: Spansk, Tysk, Fransk, Engelsk

Om prosjektet

We offer you to immerse in the daily life of costarican families and work routines of teaching and conservation projects. These new found knowledges teach you a lot.

Møt din vert

In 1994 we at first hand moved to Costa Rica and everything started when my son went to a little elementary school near Sámara: 11 children, 6 degrees, one classroom and one teacher. We started bringing volunteers to this little school and 'poco a poco' other schools addressed us with interest of having volunteers and families offered themselves for having volunteers in their house.

Since then a lot has changed and developed at first hand – we started many new teaching programs and conservation projects all over the country – but one thing is still the same: we have a very personal and very close contact to all of our schools, guestfamilies and projects. We live in Costa Rica and we will be there when you need us!

First hand offers volunteer opportunities in schools, kindergarten, music schools, turtle camps, animal reserves, macaw stations, farms and in the rainforest.

We, the agency for volunteer work first hand, are in direct contact with schools and environmental conservation projects planning, organizing and joining our volunteers during this unforgettable and worthy experience!

We have 20 years experience of living in Costa Rica and feel commited to the people, comunitary help and sustainable ecological development. Through the 'Asociación Intercambio Cultural ALEGRIA - AICA', a non-profit organization, we have been promoting intercultural exchange in all areas of artistic expression and organizing festivals and benefit events. 

First hand offers projects almost everywhere in Costa Rica. San Jose, Islita, Buena Vista, Manzanillo, Drake Bay, Mata Palo...just to name a few!

Our Vision

first hand wants to contribute to a sustainable development and mutual respect by intercultural exchange and learning from each other.

Why volunteering with first hand?

Your contribution makes the difference in educating children, preserving marine turtles or other animals and protecting the rainforests of Costa Rica. You live and work with locals and you get to learn the real life of Costaricans. Every day you deal directly with opinions, lifestyles and routines of a different culture. These new found knowledges teach you more about yourself! You learn or improve your spanish skills. Language is the key to understanding the values of a different culture. Work experiences in foreign countries are indispensable in times of globalization. A volunteer based commitment will open many doors for you.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a little tropical paradise between two oceans. Hardly any other country has such an abundance of plants and animals on such a small terrain. 25% of it's area is protected by national parks. Active volcanos, hot springs, rain and cloud forests, mountain rivers, spectacular waterfalls, subterranean caves, coral reefs, mangroves, amazing caribbean and pacific beaches and a fascinating animal world invite you to discover and enjoy.

Costa Rica has the oldest democracy in Latin America, a working social system, responsable environmental laws and is the only country in the world that has no army. The relaxed 'pura vida' lifestyle of the 'ticos' and their hospitality towards visitors make it one of the safest top destinations in Latin America.

99 gjennomganger · rating4.5

Inès Verdier rating3.2

2022 at Macaw & Animal Reserve Supporter

J’ai effectué un bénévolat à Natuwa, en partie en tant que volontaire puis j’ai demandé à être transférée sur le programme véto de la réserve. Je déplore la lenteur du transfert, cela a pris en totalité presque une semaine pour changer de programme ! Rien à dire sur la partie ...
Alixandra rating5

2020 at Macaw & Animal Reserve Supporter

My experience with First Hand was incredible. I was nervous about traveling to another country alone at first but Angie made me completely comfortable with the process. I was greeted at the airport and didn’t have to worry about any of my transport to the location. When I moved from one project to ...
Laurence Bouchayer rating4.4

2024 at Save Turtles in Montezuma

I had a great time in ASVO. Such an experience. You should communicate more about the conditions there, night shifts and very basics conditions of staying in the house. ..
Beate Flatjord rating4.8

2024 at Animal Rescue & Release Center

Working with animals at the rescue center. Get to work close with the animals. Cleaning enclosures, feding and a lot of other differente tasks. Really fun to get to see the animals up close and work with them. Also a lot of nice and fun people. Fun activities and things to see on your free ...
Bianca Reis rating4.6

2023 at Animal Rescue & Release Center

I had a great time at the Animal Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo. I worked five days per week and had two days off. Every day there are three different tasks you can do, such as cleaning the enclosure, feeding the animals etc. You will work with many animals like sloths, baby monkeys, birds, macaws. ..
Mélina Valloir Cherki rating4.4

2023 at Support Children in Schools in Beach Villages

This has been the best trip of my life. This experience was incredible on all levels. First of all the family that hosted me were very kind, very welcoming and very present when I needed help. Secondly, in regards to the school that I helped out in, everyone there was extremely nice to me and made ...

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