Support Wildlife Center in Costa Rica
Dive right into Costa Rican life! On arrival at the airport you will be picked up from one of our local partners and taken to your host family. Depending on the program you can book a language class in advance, which can last 1-4 weeks. Please keep in mind that you should have proficient language skills already when choosing just a 1 week class.
You have always wanted to work with animals but so far never had the opportunity? We are always looking for animal-loving helpers who take time to invest in our projects. We focus on helping abandoned or sick animals in the interior of the country and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. During the first few days you will receive all the necessary information from the project supervisor. Your daily work includes the feeding of the animals, the building of new compounds, as well as the organization and performance of tours for tourists. Many of the projects in Costa Rica are dependent on donations and are always welcoming new volunteers.
Tipical volunteer day:
A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours, normally 6 days a week and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:
6:00am Morning animal feeding duties - Volunteers can be part of the morning feeding ritual once they have settled in (normally at least 3 days into the placement).
8:30am Volunteering duties start
A tea break at around 10:30am and lunch between 12 and 1pm are normally fitted into the busy schedule but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.
1:00pm Afternoon animal feeding duties - Volunteers can be part of the afternoon feeding ritual once they have settled in (normally at least 3 days into the placement).
3:00pm Volunteering duties end
Afternoons and evenings are free time to relax with fellow volunteers. Dinner is typically ready by 5pm.
Accommodation: Volunteers on this project will be accommodated on-site at the Rescue Centre. Rooms are dorm-style and shared by up to 4 volunteers, split by gender. Bathroom facilities are typical of jungle accommodations and rustic. Electricity and cold running water is available but may be limited. Laundry can be done on-site. Wifi is available at the rescue centre in the dining area, still we can advised to purchase a local SIM card and data package for internet access. During your stay 3 tipical meals are provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner).