Volunteer in Costa Rica with Turtles

Trip Highlights

  • Have a gala time at some of the most stellar beaches in all of South America. 
  • Enjoy the chilled-out lifestyle of Costa Rica.
  • Enjoy the rich bio-diversity of Costa Rica and explore its eco-reserves.
  • Take adventure trips to Arenal Volcano and explore several other eco-reserves.
  • Volunteer work with adorable and peaceful turtles to help conserve their habitat. 
  • A great venture for wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Experience the traditional Costa Rican life; like a true ‘Tico’!
  • Make the most of your gap year and convert it into a meaningful travel

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 the newborn.
  • 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. 

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