Do you want to support the conservation efforts to save sea turtles? Our ABV Volunteer programs allow you to work with local organizations committed to sea turtle education, tracking and research of the sea turtle population. If you want to help a cause-focused on endangered animals, this is a program for you.
Previous experience is a plus but is not required to join one of our programs. You will be part of a small team of local staff and community leaders and work together.
Volunteers live and work directly on the beach. Be part of the daily research efforts and watch the turtles in their natural habitat. Volunteers support the work of the local conservationist and help to educate the local public about the importance of the care of the sea turtles. Volunteers tasks include::
This program is not for the faint of heart. You will be living and working at the project which is a rural beach location. This program includes light manual labor jobs like digging and moving nests. This is a challenging program. There are odd work hours, primitive living conditions, cabana living accommodations, however, the setting cannot be beaten. We also have internships for 12 weeks where you will work side to side with veterinaries and scientists helping in the gathering of data, hands-on experience and supervision of other volunteers.
If you’re not sure how to give back or what group to join but you want to join up with a project you’re definitely going to love this one. It gets you right in touch with nature and the beautiful animals that we share our planet with.
Volunteer in Costa Rica Most national parks offer on-site shared volunteer accommodations. These living conditions are basic, but clean and comfortable. Running water is available and communal washrooms. Meals are provided 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including beans, rice, grains, meat and vegetable. This is a rustic, adventure location and require people about o adapt to the basic conditions. A two week minimum program is requiered to a maximum of 6 weeks. Volunteers need to bring their own bedsheets/pillows
Volunteer in Costa Rica The projects range from very secluded locations that require 4/4 vehicles and boats to access the program area to those closer to towns. Volunteers participate on the sea turtle preservation including monitoring and registering nesting patterns, record keeping of eggs, moving eggs to the hatchery, beach patrols, freeing of the newborns to the ocean. Experience not required, but anticipate strange work hours (middle of the night!) and lots of time spent on the beach. * Most births occur between July and November.
Volunteer in Costa Rica This park is the most important area in the entire west half of the Caribbean for the nesting of the green turtle. Volunteers participate on the sea turtle preservation including monitoring and registering nesting patterns, record keeping of eggs, moving eggs to the hatchery, beach patrols, freeing of the newborns to the ocean. Experience not required, but anticipate strange work hours (middle of the night!) and lots of time spent on the beach.
Volunteer Costa Rica Internship descriptions: With the collaboration of volunteers through internship projects we get the chance to continually improve the development of the investigation projects, pursuing conservation of resources in areas of biological importance in the Central American tropics. We need people who want to have a rewarding experience doing an internship or a gap year project on behalf of the natural resources of Costa Rica and the world. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the culture, language, food and hospitality of Costa Rica in the Latin American context.