25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.
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You will be working with local staff as they care for animals in the animal sanctuary. These are either former pets which were illegally kept, or injured animals, taken to the sanctuary by the government. The intention is to release them to the wild. You don’t need specialist knowledge, as there are many ways to help, but please be willing to learn about the appropriate management of wildlife - they are to be treated as wild animals, not as pets or curiosities!
You will feed a variety of animals, including jaguars, monkeys, many birds, tapirs, sloths etc, as well as being able to participate in the rescue and rehabilitation process. There is also maintenance of enclosures and the general environment. All work is carried out under the direction and supervision of professional staff in order to ensure your safety and the welfare of the animals.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to a hostel for the night, the following day you will take a taxi, bus and then a boat to our location.
The project site and accommodation are near a small town near Esparza.
Three meals a day are included during your stay. The meals will mainly be traditional Costa Rican food. Most meals will include either fish, chicken, pork or beef, but vegetarians can be catered for.