Animal Rescue Center

Our program is an unpaid volunteer program designed for volunteers to assist in all tasks like feeding, maintenance and entertain animals that are living in the shelter.

Volunteers help us also welcoming visitors at the entrance, explaining our goals and answering any questions that the visitors may have about the shelter or its resident animals. Learning about wildlife management will grow as the volunteer spend more days in the shelter, from positive interaction with animals to good diet and reproduction

If you like reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and are also interested in preserving the environment, you can be perfect for this program.

Volunteer to stay a month: This type of volunteering is perfect for adult volunteers who want help for a longer time. The volunteer can come every day he or she wants within the hole month. It is necessary also always to assist to the shelter shirt and respect the conditions of volunteering.

Our programs are family friendly and loves to welcome families with little children.

The volunteer fee is merely symbolic and helps us to continue our work. 

We ACCEPT volunteers who need to perform Community Work in their high school and Community Work in their University career. If you want to book  send us a message on Volunteer World the dates you would like to make your hours. 

Our Goal will always be to take care of wild animals and free them back to nature where they belong.

Suitable for


Typical day


·         interacting with visitors

·         maintenance of animal enclosures

·         answer basic questions about animals

·         training of wild resident animals that are in the shelter

·         cleaning, preparation of diets

·         among many other things... If you like wildlife, you will enjoy.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
police certificate
Other Skills
Love for animals and patience are important.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 08:00 - 16:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Costa Rica? Volunteer World directly connects you with Hospedaje Casa Escazu

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Free-time activities

Surf Lessons, Spanish lessons, tours by the city of San Jose, Volcanos, Beaches, National Parks, rental car for the weekends, cook lessons. We can help with reservations, etc.

Water Sports


What's included?
Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink are included in the fees.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

We offer to drive from and to the airport until de family the first and the last night in Costa Rica.


Accommodations with 3 meals, laundry, wifi.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
10 weeks
18 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Escazu/Costa Rica between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Hospedaje Casa Escazu will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Hospedaje Casa Escazu during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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The nearest airport is Juan Santamaría International (SJO) in San José. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
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San Rafael , Escazu, 10203 Escazu, Costa Rica