Our partner is a non-profit organization committed to ensure the recovery and sustainable management of depleted sea turtle populations in Costa Rica since 1986. The project aims to study the habitat of different turtle species by capturing and studying their movements and feeding habits in water. As Volunteers play an important role in monitoring a 7km stretch of Caribbean beach, they are looking for Volunteers who will work alongside biologists and veterinary students to collect important data.
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Tibás, Costa Rica
Minimum Stay: 1 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 40
Project focus: Environment Protection, Recycling,; Animal Care, Wildlife Protection; Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Responsible Tourism
SDG: 14 Life Below Water
- Protect and collect information on endangered leatherback turtles.
- twice a week we go out to sea, to set turtle friendly nets, which catch turtles as they come into the gulf to feed.
- Collect biometric data from them, and treat any parasites or illnesses before releasing them.
- Restore the mangroves along the coast in our reforestation program
- Understanding of scientific practices
- Respect and love for animal nature and its environment
- Enthusiasm and interest in applying and developing practical knowledge in the context of everyday life in Costa Rica.
- Robust health and capable of working under basic conditions.
- Good knowledge of English and a working knowledge of Spanish
Cost & Services
We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).
In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!
or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):
Protect and collect information on endangered leather back turtles.
Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
Accommodation on arrival:
Project is closed:
project does not work on christmas day or new years day
Social activities (organised by partner): there are many tours available in the area at an additional cost.
Corcovado National Park is very close.
staff are available at the project 24 hours per day
no internet available
Other relevant information:
After an extensive consultation and presentation of the first suitable projects, we will conclude a written agreement. In order to have planning security for all stakeholders.
Presentation of Volunteer Profile to Project Partner
If the project partner decides for you, he documents this on the so-called Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
This is an indication for us that the pure mediation process is completed here and we can start with the preparation.
You will be prepared individually according to your previous knowledge.
At regular intervals, we as well as the project partners expect a short documentation of your project results and progress.
At the end of the project a feedback round takes place and the project work will be evaluated together with all participants.
Qualified Reference Letter
Qualified Letter of Reference
After successful implementation of the project, you will receive a qualified letter of reference.
Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?
In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.
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