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Overview
Volunteers in this program work in beaches along the Pacific Coast as well as the Caribbean coast. As a volunteer, you will work on projects intended to protect turtle nests from human poachers, help manage sustainable egg-harvesting programs, and work in hatcheries to ensure Costa Rica’s turtle population does not become endangered. Volunteer work varies from time to time  but generally includes work includes; working with local staff to harvest eggs, beach cleaning  night patrolling, counting turtles, collecting eggs and to keep them away from predators. Volunteer projects are located around five –six hours from the city of San Jose. All volunteers joining this program should be prepared to do hard manual work and should be in good physical condition. 

The most important requirements for this volunteer program are: Hard working skills, 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 of assigning jobs, but you are welcome to help anytime you consider it needed. We appreciate creativity.
  • General infrastructure maintenance
  • Tourist attention
  • Control Walks.
  • Monitoring of the nesting activity (species identification,
  • Biometric information and marking among several others).
  • Protection and monitoring of eggs.
  • Liberation of new born.
  • Obtaining information on the remains of the nest.
  • Clean the beach when you see garbage.
  • Separate the garbage to see if you can recycle some things like: Plastic, glass, cardboard etc. 

 
 
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.
WeekUSDGBPAUDEUR
1 week$715£608$1,001€694
2 weeks$965£821$1,351€937
3 weeks$1,215£1,033$1,701€1,179
4 weeks$1,465£1,246$2,051€1,422
5 weeks$1,765£1,501$2,471€1,713
6 weeks$1,965£1,671$2,751€1,907
7 weeks$2,215£1,883$3,101€2,149
8 weeks$2,465£2,096$3,451€2,392
Extra week$395£336$553€384
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