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

Important: Arrival flights must be before 10pm (no exceptions) to San Jose and departure flight should be after 1pm. And arrivals/departures only Mondays to Thursdays, Not Saturday or Sunday.

Volunteer Costa Rica Animal Welfare

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 6 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO)
  • Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day, 6 days a week
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish, independent bus ride to/from project site
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in San Jose
  • Airport pick up. Project orientation and first night spent in San Jose.
  • Transfer to bus station, including bus ticket to project
  • Pick up at bus station and escort to project site on arrival at coast
  • 6 days a week work shifts.
  • Morning and late night volunteer shifts including night patrols.
  • Transfer, bus fare back to San Jose. Pick up, last night in San Jose
  • Airport transfer to San Jose Airport provided
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Costa Rica: Sea Turtles Caribbean

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.

Our projects are open to students studying; or those with a keen interest, biology, marine life, animal welfare and conservation efforts around the World. Volunteering in the National Parks of Costa Rica help to solve some of the issues related to the lack of personnel and budget cutbacks that the Costa Rican's government has to face every year. We know that volunteers play a vital role in the conservation efforts: without outside assistance, these projects would be lost. Come join us and make a difference!

Project Notes:

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

School group projects can be arranged and customized including group tour leader, airport transfers, project placement, meals/accommodations and sightseeing trips. Please inquire about our Spring break and summer vacation programs. Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more traveling together. We can accommodate any project length.

Costa Rica: Sea Turtles Pacific

This program is located in Guanacaste, about 10 miles from the town of Samana. A very secluded location requires 4/4 vehicles and boats to access the program area. 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.

Our projects are open to students studying; or those with a keen interest, biology, marine life, animal welfare and conservation efforts around the World. Volunteering in the National Parks of Costa Rica help to solve some of the issues related to the lack of personnel and budget cutbacks that the Costa Rican's government has to face every year. We know that volunteers play a vital role in the conservation efforts: without outside assistance, these projects would be lost. Come join us and make a difference!

Project Notes:

Most national parks offer on-site shared volunteer accommodations. These living conditions are basic, but clean and comfortable. There is no electricity in the home. This is a secluded area and rustic cabins for living. Running water is available and communal outdoor washroom/showers. 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.

School group projects can be arranged and customized including group tour leader, airport transfers, project placement, meals / accommodations and sightseeing trips.

Please inquire about our Spring break and summer vacation programs. Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more traveling together. We can accommodate any project length.

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Internship



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.




Participation objective


Apply knowledge in areas of natural sciences in terms of improving and supporting research activities in marine resource conservation in Costa Rica, fulfilling personal and professional academic requirements related to biodiversity conservation.



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WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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