With impressive environmental policies, unparalleled biodiversity, a rapidly developing economy and “pura vida” culture, there is no better place in the world to join an volunteering abroad. The insight provided during an entry-level Animal & Veterinary Care volunteering program is aimed to help determine whether a career working with animals is right for you. Volunteers assist with animal care at a veterinarian clinic and, according to any level of current veterinarian training, may additionally shadow and work alongside local veterinarians.
Typical tasks may include feeding and cleaning assistance, as well as providing medication, grooming, and tasks related to customer service within the clinic, front desk - arrange appointments, sustomer service, care of stationary animals. Volunteers are very important to help with the stationary housed animals. They do need a lot of attention and personal care.
An understanding of basic Spanish is required for this Costa Rica volunteering. All volunteers who are not yet intermediate Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish language lessons in addition to their volunteering program. Please contact us if you need more informtion about Spanish lessons. We are happy to assist you.
Volunteers usually do help 7-8 hours a day, 5 days a week!
Usually every day is different. Working hours are usuallay from 08am - 05 pm with 1 hour break.
07.00 am - 07.45 am breakfast at your accommodation
08.00 am - 12.00 pm volunteer duties
12.00 pm - 01.00 pm lunch
01.00 pm - 05.00 pm volunteer duties
06.00 pm supper at accommodation
* working ours can be changed by needs (for example starting at 07 am and finish at 04 pm)
Accommodation: You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room (double or 3/4-bed room). Single rooms are available on request and with an extra fee. You will share a bathroom with other volunteers. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bicycle from the project. At your accommodation you do reseive 2 tipcial meals a day.
Arriving: Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. One of our team will pick you up and bring you to the bus station in San Jose. With the bus you will go direct to your location in Costa Rica. Please take some cash for the bus with you. The bus costs US$14-18. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours. We can organize a pick up between 6-11am. In case you arrive later our driver do offer a add on package on extra costs with one day overnight close to the airport at a host family. Please let us know if you would like to use that package.