Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Program

Last Updated: January 15, 2024

Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Program

In Costa Rica's national parks, river rafting, canyoning, cave tubing, and zip lines are all popular sports. If you're an animal enthusiast, it's also one of the greatest sites to see uncommon species like macaws, sea turtles, and beautiful sloths. Costa Rica is famed for its "rich coast," which has pioneered a range of movements such as surfing, farm-to-table food, and eco-tourism. It is one of the world's most biodiverse countries, with half a million species ranging from insects to the enormous anteaters that eat them, and law protects one-quarter of its natural regions. Costa Rica is a hotspot for biodiversity. It is home to virgin rainforests, volcanic volcanoes, and tangled mangroves, all of which are home to a diverse range of animals.

Motivated and interested volunteers can help us care for our wounded and displaced animals in Costa Rica. Monkeys, sloths, kinkajous, coats, strange birds, and much more may be found here. Individuals like you are welcome here if you want to make a difference and help us reach our goal of rescue, rehabilitation, and eventual release. In addition to working with our animals up close and personal you also get to enjoy great food (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly), meet new friends from around the world, travel our beautiful country, and create lasting memories.

Volunteer’s Roles Responsibilities and Activities

This project is in critical need of help, and the opportunities are plentiful. A nursery work includes digging, filling plastic bags, weeding, irrigating, and other chores. Volunteers will learn about their cultures and help with agriculture, construction, and animal care on the farms, among other activities. Volunteers will also work to preserve the existing biodiversity. Volunteers will work with biology students and other professionals. They are currently concentrating their efforts on teaching residents of adjacent communities how to safeguard the environment in which they live. They also perform forestry efforts at different times of the year. It's possible that you're keeping an eye on various bird and monkey species.

You will benefit the local community while also developing yourself personally and professionally. Animals and the natural world must be protected and preserved. You will develop your communication skills, gain experience in conservation and research, and immerse yourself in the culture here as a volunteer, which is a fantastic way to learn about the country. You'll be able to see the Amazon's natural splendor and jungle by then.

Arrival and Orientation

Our personnel will pick you up from Juan Santamaria International Airport and transport you to your community housing or host family. The rest of the day is yours to relax and experience Costa Rica's kindness. In a formal atmosphere, you will meet your coordinators and fellow group members. You will learn more about Costa Rica and your program at orientation. Later in the voyage, you'll stop in Puerto Jiménez, which is known for its waterfalls and natural beauty.


In the shared house, ten to fifteen people can be housed. In a hostel-style setting, gender-specific dormitory rooms are offered. Each group leader has his or her own sleeping quarters. Wi-Fi is available in the dining area, living room, and toilets. Depending on the size of the event, host families can be offered as an alternative. Our host families have undergone extensive background checks, have been a part of our program for a number of years, and come highly recommended by previous participants. Upgraded accommodations can be arranged upon request.

Free Time Travel Activities in  Costa Rica

A vast number of people and animals live in Puerto Jiménez, which is surrounded by fresh water. A fantastic place to plan an adventure, acquire supplies, have a nice dinner, and relax before hitting the trails.

Until then, take it easy and enjoy Puerto Jimenez. Our team will assist you in making future arrangements if this is your last day in the program. Those that stick with the program will be given a two-day weekend to unwind. Placements that last more than a week are considered in the same way. Monday through Friday, you'll be working on the project. Saturday and Sunday are completely yours to do as you like.

Fees and Cost

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