Rescue Center in San Jose, Costa Rica works with some of the best and most rewarding programs throughout the country. Conservationist, Vanessa Lizano, personally recommends the programs she feels will truly make a difference in the lives of injured, displaced and endangered wildlife. As a new or returning volunteer you can rest assured that by choosing one of our programs and becoming a part of our passionate team you will leave feeling fulfilled and eager to return. The current projects we work with range from beachfront turtle rescue programs to rainforest wildlife sactuaries. You can choose to volunteer at one project or work at each during your stay. Join our beach patrols at night to save baby turtle nests or spend your days caring for injured sloths and monkeys. Our programs are carefully selected and we make sure that everything including living quarters and the volunteer work is safe and organized. We also offer a range of adventure tours you may choose during your stay which include but are not imited to river rafting, canopy zip lines, hot springs and volcano tours. We welcome you to click the links above to learn more about our current projects and look forward to having you as a member of our team in the near future. Pura Vida!

Rescue Center is committed to finding the very best animal refuge projects in Costa Rica. We personally test their operations and only partner with the projects that are safe and rewarding. Our goal is to ensure that each and every volunteer we bring to Costa Rica has the best possible experience ever.
With the financial assistance of people like you, we're able to continue our mission. We receive NO funding from the governmment or any other agencies. Every bit helps and 100% of the donations are used for caring for the wildlife in need.