Turtle Conservation Camp Supporter

founded in 2012
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Coordinator | Luis
Coordinator | Luis
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Volunteer by helping baby sea turtles reach the ocean safely! Be part of the most beautiful and magical moments during the turtle season!
Patrol beaches in the evening and night walks to locate female turtles and their at-risk nests. Relocate their eggs to a save place to protect them from poachers and predators.
One mission: protect our valuable wildlife!
Clean, untended beaches for a better environment and a greener planet. Explore one of the countries with the most biodiversity on the planet!
Experience the Costa Rican lifestyle "Pura Vida" and its exotic fauna and flora while protecting its wildlife. A unique experience surrounded by wildlife!
Join Tortugas de Pacuare team and experience saving turtles and meeting people around the world! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 25+

Our program:

Our main mission is to protect sea turtles. With the support of the local community and the international volunteers, we work to help conserve the environment. By working with sea turtles, 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 of supporting the coordination of the volunteers in the camp, assigning tasks, recruiting volunteers to join the program etc. 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 6 months is required in which in the first 2 weeks the volunteer will learn in detail about the work to be done. Thus, they can explain the information to future volunteers and give them guidance during the project. 
In addition, the volunteer must be an active person who maintains the good atmosphere in the camp and be a leader who is 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 of the volunteer coordination assistant begins with assigning the corresponding tasks to the volunteers in the camp, writing on the board the different tasks to carry out that day.

After breakfast, which is at 8 a.m., we start working 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

Free-time activities

During free time, volunteers 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.



In order to join the program you need to be at least 25 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
Biologist at 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

What's Included


We live in 2 cabins with 2 rooms. Each room houses 8 people.

Food & Beverages

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

Drinks such as lemon, passion fruit, and typical fruits juices from Costa Rica. 
We provide 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
We are able to provide especial dietary such as vegetarian or vegan. Our dietary is mostly vegetarian. 

Internet Access
Limited 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.
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.

Dates & Fees


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, round trip.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24 - 32 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
24 weeks (min. stay)
25 weeks
26 weeks
27 weeks
28 weeks
29 weeks
32 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$97 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Tortugas de Pacuare will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 Tortugas de Pacuare during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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