Wildlife volunteering abroad at Rescue Center Costa Rica


Are you ready to become a wildlife volunteer abroad? We hope so. We need motivated and passionate volunteers to join us here at Rescue Center Costa Rica to take care of our injured and displaced animals. We have monkeys, sloths, kinkajous, coat, exotic birds and much more. However, in order for us to continue our mission of rescue, rehabilitation and when possible release we need the kindness and generosity from people like you who want to make a difference.

The volunteer program we run is rewarding, memorable, and a whole lot of fun. In addition to working with our animals close up and personal you also get to enjoy great food (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly), meet new friends from around the world, travel our beautiful country, and create lasting memories. Most importantly, we work out of a safe and secure location and provide private transportation for all your needs during your stay.

You will be picked up at the airport by our drivers, transported safely to the Rescue Center, be given your bed, and a quick tour of the facility. The first morning you wake-up you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before being given an explanation on your first day of work. At mid-day we serve lunch and afterward, you have some downtime to enjoy the pool, swing in a hammock, and meet the other volunteers. Afternoon work is followed by dinner and volunteer activities planned by the coordinators which include but are not limited to games, bonfires, night walks, etc.

Day work is the most important part when you sign-up to be a wildlife volunteer. Workgroups include food prep and feeding, animal enclosure cleaning, animal toy enrichment, and working with the vet team. At every step of the process, we have skilled and endearing coordinators who manage each group and will teach what to do and how to do it. They plan the following day's work each night so if you prefer to be in a certain group with a certain task feel free to communicate that and we will accommodate.

The weekly adventure tours are awesome. You can sign-up every week and travel with other volunteers to places around the country like Jaco Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Arenal Volcano. In addition, we also do turtle tours weekly to the different beaches around Costa Rica. You get to patrol the beaches at night, rescue and relocate endangered baby turtle nests, and then partake in beach clean-up the following day.

We need volunteers at all times. The time you spend with us will never be forgotten. The staff and animals consider ourselves family. Once you come and volunteer with us you will be family for life. We look forward to seeing you soon and having you part of the team. Pura Vida!

Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Abroad Typical Day Infographic:

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