Animal Rescue Center

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

If you like reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and are also interested in preserving the environment, you will be perfect for this program. You will be helping out at and supporting a local animal shelter. This shelter not only takes in homeless animals, but also wild animals which are in a bad condition of any kind and aims at releasing them back into the wild as soon as they are healthy and well again. 

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 also necessary always to assist in the shelter shirt and respect the conditions of volunteering. Furthermore, our programs are family friendly and we love to welcome families with little children.

In addition to the care-taking of the animals, volunteers help us 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.

Our main goal at the end of the day will always be to take care of wild animals and free them back to nature where they belong.

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Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

Some of the activities you will participate in are: 

  • 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
  • and many other things!

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) and English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
police certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
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

Any questions? Just ask. We at Hospedaje Casa Escazu are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Normally volunteers have the weekend free to do different activities such as:

  • Surf Lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Tours by the city of Carribean Side , Puerto Viejo Town and Tortuguero Canales
  • hike to Volcanos
  • visit Beaches
  • visit National Parks 
  • Horse Ride,  Canopy

We can help with reservations.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

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.
Accommodation

shared with other volunteers

Bungalow
Food & Beverages
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$420.00
3 weeks
$649.00
4 weeks
$848.00
5 weeks
$1,047.00
9 weeks
$1,843.00
17 weeks
$3,434.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$10,500.00

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
$210/week
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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Visa Regulations
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Travel Seasons
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Living Costs
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Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Costa Rica.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaría International (SJO) in San José. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
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Vaccine Checker
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Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Costa Rica while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
San Rafael , Escazu, 10203 Escazu, Costa Rica

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