Tortugas de Pacuare

Turtle Conservation Camp Supporter

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Join Tortugas de Pacuare team and live and incredible experience saving turtles and meeting people around the world This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

Our program

Our main mission is to protect sea turtles.  With the support of the local community and the international volunteers, coming from all over the world, we work to help conserve the environment. By working with sea turtles, with communal and environmental education programs, we will be able to educate people on the importance of caring about such a valuable environmental resource: sea turtles.

The work consists in supporting the coordination of the volunteers in the camp, assigning tasks and helping the volunteers to join the program, being attentive to the fulfillment of the assignments and being a channel of liaison between the volunteers and the general coordinator. You must be in constant communication with the general coordinator with whom you will determine the tasks to be performed in the project.

Who we are looking for

The assistant will have an active participation in the program for this reason a minimum of 3 months is required in which the first 3 weeks will be adapted to know in detail the work to be done and thus can explain the new volunteers and give guidance to the bequeath to the project. 
In addition, he must be an active person who maintains the good atmosphere in the camp and be a leader open to communication with the rest of the volunteers. 

Supporters will Iive in the camp, in a cabin for the staff members, located in Barra de Pacuare Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica.

Typical day

The day for the coordination assistants begins with assigning the corresponding tasks to the volunteers in the camp, writing on the board of work the different tasks to carry out that day.

After breakfast, which is at 8 a.m., we start work on the project, which varies depending on the season, if we are in the turtle season and there are eggs in the hatchery, the schedules will be in different shifts for all the volunteers. During the day there is maintenance work or some social work in the small town of Pacuare bar, at night patrols are made from 8 PM to 12 AM and from 12 AM to 4 AM. Hatchery shifts are 3 or 4 hours depending on the number of volunteers there.

Breakfast 8:00
Lunch 12:00
Dinner 6:00

Details on Arrival

1. From the Gran Terminal del Caribe of San José, take the bus to Siquirres at 11:00 am. You will arrive to Siquirres around 1:15 pm.

2. From the terminal of Siquirres, walk to La Estación Intercantonal, also called Parada de los Calvos (300m). (Ask people where you can get on a bus to Las Vegas de Imperio).

3. Take the bus to Las Vegas de Imperio which leaves at 2:30 pm. Get off the bus at the last stop.

4. There, a staff member will be waiting for you. The boat transportation cost is 35$ per person, both trip.

Free-time activities

In his time, attendees will have the opportunity to play sports, walk through the jungle, kayak, fish and make campfire on the beach among other things that can be done in a place surrounded by nature and with an extensive beach.

Sightseeing
Hiking
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 21 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 13:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Tortugas de Pacuare.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Tortugas de Pacuare (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Accommodation

We live in 2 cabins with 2 rooms each 8 people each room 

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

We provide the typical Costa Rican food, as gallo pinto, picadillo, empanadas, panqueques

Drinks as lemon, pasión fruit, and typical fruits from cosa rica. 
We provide 3 time at day as breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
We are able to provide especial dietary as vegetarian or vegan, even our dietary is mostly vegetarian. 

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.
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