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Wildlife project in Costa Rica

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Have you always wanted to work with animals – but never had the opportunity to do so before? Our projects are looking for animal-loving helpers who are willing to take the time to support the project for a longer period of time.

  • Help the animal keepers to provide the animals in need with the best possible care and make an important contribution to nature conservation
  • Protect endangered wild animals, including sloths, monkeys, ocelots, coatis, deer, macaws and exotic birds
  • Work as a volunteer in an international team and improve your language skills
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From 680.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


In our projects in the central valley of Costa Rica, you will help animals that have been abandoned or need your support due to illness. On the first day, you will receive an introduction to your work, your area of responsibility and, of course, information about the animal species in Costa Rica and in the project from the project manager on site. Your work will include feeding the animals every day, building new enclosures for the animals, giving tours for tourists and much more. Many projects in Costa Rica live from donations and are also happy to welcome volunteers who are interested in supporting social media in addition to their work with the animals.
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican life. When you arrive at the airport, you will be picked up by one of our local partners and taken to your volunteer accommodation. Depending on the program you have booked, you will attend a language course for 1-4 weeks beforehand. If you have already booked a program in advance, our partner will meet you at your destination.


  • Placement in a selected project in the city
  • Transfer from the airport to the project
  • Local accommodation at the project location
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Whether you are a pupil or have just finished school, a student or are already working, stays abroad give you the opportunity to develop yourself further.

Living arrangements

Accommodation with other volunteers

During the project, you will live with all the other international volunteers directly at the project in volunteer accommodation surrounded by beautiful nature. The project is somewhat secluded on a beautiful large site. There is a large area on site where you can eat, play games in the evening and which works as the central meeting point for everyone. There is also a pool on site where you can cool off every day. WLAN is available in the project.
Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: 3 typical meals per day

Typical day in the project

There are many different areas in which you will provide support during your project. The daily tasks may vary.

7:00 – 9:00 – Wake up and breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 – morning feeding of the animals
11:00 – 12:00 – daily tasks – vary depending on the time of year and number of volunteers on site
12:00 – 13:00 – lunch break
13:00 – 15:00 – feeding the animals in the afternoon


Surf course

You can take a surf course with us before or after your project. This takes place at a location on the Pacific coast. During the surf course you will live in a host family or volunteer accommodation (depending on availability) with half board and have a 90-minute surf class 3 days a week. Costs per week: 395 euros

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Costa Rica - Country Information

Translated literally Costa Rica means rich coast and is also known as the ‘Switzerland of Central America‘. In the North, Costa Rica shares a border with Nicaragua and one with Panama in the South. Due to the number of national parks and the mostly untouched beaches Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and surfers.

Official language



San José


51.100 m²


5.181.000 (2022)


Colón, you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Costa Rica all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Costa Rica, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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