Sea Turtle Conservation
A Broader View programs in Costa Rica engage volunteers in conservation work helping the endangered sea turtle populations on both the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Volunteers will be actively involved in nightly beach patrols, digging holes, moving sand, and charting nesting patterns of the turtles, recording births and also during the release phases. This is a challenging program. There are odd work hours, primitive living conditions, cabana living accommodations, however the setting cannot be beat.
These programs are scattered along the Pacific Coast with the main projects in Puntarenas and Guanacaste provinces. 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.
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
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.
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.
|Central America / US$|
|Costa Rica (Sea Turtles)||1300||1490||1720||1950||2170|
|Costa Rica (Sea Turtles Internship)||3499|
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.
WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.