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Overview
Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Even though the country has only about 0.25% of the world's landmass it contains 5% of the world's biodiversity.  Both tropical plant and animal species are abound in Costa Rica. The country is home to more than 200 species of mammals and more than 800 species of birds. Volunteers working in this program mainly work with animal victims of repossession, loss of habitat and accidents from all corners of the country who are brought in by local officials. Many are able to be back to health and released back into their natural habitat. 

The most important requirements for this volunteer program are: Hard working skills, being ecologically sensitive, willing to learn about new cultures and the most important one: enthusiasm. In most of the projects there will be a volunteer coordinator in charge to assign the jobs but you are welcome to help anytime you consider is needed. We appreciate creativity.
 
  • Cleaning animal cages, green area of the stands. They are usually cleaned daily and not difficult or unpleasant.
  • Food preparation for the animals and feeding them under custody.
  • Roads maintenance.
  • Maintenance of paths, infrastructure (New Cages) 
  • Cleaning of signs. 
  • Work with mostly endangered species. 
  • Learn how to work with the animals. 
  • Developing special projects 

Volunteers tasks can vary on a daily basis and volunteers need to be flexible and open minded. Volunteers should also be pro active and bring in new initiatives and ideas to the project.
 
 
Costa Rica Program Booking
Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on below mentioned dates.
Volunteering Solutions Costa Rica Reviews
San Jose, Costa Rica
Jasjap Singh
(Canada)

My friends and I had a blast working at our placement! Everyone was friendly and welcoming! Also, had a great time assisting patients and working with staff. .

San Jose, Costa Rica
Leonie Cabot
(Germany)

I loved my project and it was definitely worth it! I'm really missing it now and I don't think it could have been better. I think one of the best moments was in my first project .

San Jose, Costa Rica
Benjamin Circus
(United States)

My experience was eye-opening and the ladies who ran the daycare center definitely appreciated all of the help they could get. .

San Jose, Costa Rica
Kerstin Hanselmann
(Germany)

The project was really awesome. he highlight of my whole experience was seeing how happy the children were at that place..

San Jose, Costa Rica
Julia Potapoff
(United States)

The "My Account" tab helped keep all the information about my program extremely well organized and helped me keep track of everything. The staff at VS returned emails that I had sent with questions within 24 hours..

San Jose, Costa Rica
Melanie Lynn
(United States)

I really liked working at my placement. I wish I knew more Spanish but it was still great! I loved working with the kids. Staying with the host family was the highlight for me as they were very kind and welcoming. Accommodations location was amazing..

San Jose, Costa Rica
Jeannie Hare and Group
(Canada)

We thoroughly enjoyed our program placement. Had a wonderful time in San Jose. Thanks to VS..

Costa Rica Costs
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference.
WeekEURUSDGBPAUD
1 week€694$715£608$1,001
2 weeks€937$965£821$1,351
3 weeks€1,179$1,215£1,033$1,701
4 weeks€1,422$1,465£1,246$2,051
5 weeks€1,713$1,765£1,501$2,471
6 weeks€1,907$1,965£1,671$2,751
7 weeks€2,149$2,215£1,883$3,101
8 weeks€2,392$2,465£2,096$3,451
Extra week€384$395£336$553
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