Volunteer at a leatherback turtle hatchery in Costa Rica

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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 7 km stretch of Caribbean beach, they are looking for Volunteers at turtle hatchery project in Costa Rica.

VJD-No.: VJD04
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: San José Province, Tibas, Costa Rica
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 30
Project focus: Environment Protection, Recycling,; Animal Care, Wildlife Protection; Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Responsible Tourism
SDG: 14 Life Below Water

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TASKS

  • Nightly patrols alongside trained biologists looking for nesting turtles in order to relocate the eggs.
  • Monitoring the hatchery and releasing baby turtles.
  • Beach cleaning.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

What services are included

- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
(unless otherwise stated)
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations
(sometimes shared)
- All meals
(unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome and introduction meeting
- Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion (if applicable)
- Location orientation
- Complete immersion in the local culture
- 24-hour in-country support
- Volunteer certificate

What services are not included

- Flights
- Visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Medical and travel insurance
(can be arrange for 1,35 Euro per day)
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Personal Equipment

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

290 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

290 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

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!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

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.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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