Costa Rica is a nature-lover’s paradise and this project is located on the beautiful tropical Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, volunteers aged 17+ can join the reserve’s research and education centre.
You can join for 1 week, 10 days, 2 weeks or more throughout the year. You will be volunteering at a non-profit biological centre formed by community members and Costa Rican scientists.
They have a number of active projects:
• Sea turtle conservation (from July to January)
• Wildlife monitoring – birds, monkeys, bats, other mammals, crocodilians, reptiles and amphibians (all year)
• Outreach and education, including a butterfly garden (all year)
The turtle season volunteer activities include:
• Monitoring the nesting beaches, including night patrols
• Relocating eggs to the hatchery or safer locations on the beach, if under threat
• Looking after and observing the hatchery
• Assisting with data collection, monitoring (tagging) and release of hatchlings
• Beach cleans and maintenance
There are normally 10-18 volunteers at this project.
Volunteers work 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday) with 1 day off.
The region is famous for its biodiversity which you can enjoy in your free time, with stunning beaches, rivers, waterfalls to explore and two national parks nearby with many activities such as zip lining and horse riding.