Volunteer at a leatherback turtle hatchery in Costa Rica
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.
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
- Nightly patrols alongside trained biologists looking for nesting turtles in order to relocate the eggs.
- Monitoring the hatchery and releasing baby turtles.
- Beach cleaning.
- 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.
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 leatherback turtles
Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
Accommodation on arrival:
Project is closed:
Social activities (organised by partner):
boat trips can be orghanised at the project for an additional cost
staff provided 24 hours per day
no internet available
Other relevant information: start dates on Mondays and Thursdays only.
acces to remote location by boat only. No electricity at the project
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
Your application documents will be presented to the 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 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.
All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.
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