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September 18, 2019

Quit Your Shit Job and Become… an Animal Rescuer!

Vanessa Lizano turned her back on her job in a call centre to run a rescue shelter for adorable sloths and monkeys. By Rose Stokes RESCUE CENTRE […]
August 14, 2019

Rescuing Baby Puffins in Newfoundland

A dedicated group of volunteers called the Puffin and Petrel Patrol are saving a new generation of puffins in and around Witless Bay. JULY 23, 2019 […]
July 18, 2019
Volunteering at Rescue Center Costa Rica: Opossums, Coatis and Sloths, Oh My!

Volunteering at Rescue Center Costa Rica: Opossums, Coatis and Sloths, Oh My!

Most who have been following our journey will remember our previous volunteering trip in Peru which, unfortunately, did not provide as wholesome an experience as we were hoping […]
May 8, 2019

Pura Vida volunteer

If you love animals and dream of the opportunity to be able to care for these amazing creatures hands on, you HAVE to visit the Animal […]
May 8, 2019

Why volunteer in Costa Rica?

WHY VOLUNTEER IN COSTA RICA?  My first trip to Costa Rica was during the winter of 2015. I had dreamed about visiting this country for years, […]
May 3, 2019

Volunteering at Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

In January 2017 I spent 10 days volunteering at Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center (recently changed to Costa Rica Animal Wildlife Center). I had the best time and […]

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center Trip Advisor Reviews