Protect the rainforest - help maintain forest trails and reforestation work. Take care of the guests and accompany excursions.
The lodge where you will realize your volunteer work is located 35 km southwest of Limón, not far from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. On about 850 hectares a German-founded Costa Rican eco-lodge provides ecotourism and conservation programs. Their land is next to se famous national park 'La Amistad', which ist known for its incredible biodiversity.
Guests from all over the world come to the eco-lodge to enjoy the nature and the cozy lodging, and to make excursions to the rainforest (on horseback or on foot).
The main interest of the founders is the protection of the animals and the environment in which they live. The project area is kind of a private nature reserve. Thanks to a water conservation project in the Limón district about 70,000 people have access to clean drinking water
You will learn a lot to understand the rainforest, the natural habitat of thousands of exotic animals and plants.
Support of the "guardabosques" (the forest guards)
Support in the tourism area and eco-lodge
The project is not far from the coast. So in your free-time or on weekends you can go surfing or relax on the beach.
The transport service will pick you up at the San Jose airport and bring you to an accommodation where you will stay overnights.
On the next day the transport service picks you up at the accommodation to bring you to the bus station for your journey to the project site (aprox. 4 hours).
You will share a small, typical houses (cabañas) with other volunteers and/or staff. In one cabaña there is space for 2 to 4 people. All the cabañas are equipped with a bathroom.
Full-board is provided for you on the project site
Prepare food for animals,feed and clean animals, maintain cages, clear trails, guide tourists
Amazing volunteer project in the rainforest. Your chance to climb with capuchin monkeys, walk with feral cats and take care of exotic wild animals.
Organize games and activities for the children, Play games, supervise the children during the day
Reforestation, maintenance of trails, carpentry, environmental education, working in the garden, support campaigns and scientific studies
Working with children, organizing a number of games and activities, playing with children, helping with general jobs
Maintanance of bird houses and breeding centres, construction of toys, preparing food.