Founded in 2002, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is a private, non-profit cloudforest reserve in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. Beginning with the purchase of degraded farmland, Cloudbridge has been actively reforesting the area in order to connect the forests of the Cerro Chirripó National Park with adjacent nature reserves and forested areas. Beyond reforestation work, Cloudbridge is also committed to environmental education and conducting research on the unique and diverse cloudforest ecosystem.
Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is looking for general volunteers to help out in our reserve. Volunteers are matched with a variety of projects based on Cloudbridge’s needs, and your strengths and desires. All volunteer projects are important to the health and functioning of the reserve and to furthering our reforestation work and research. See the end of the posting for a list of potential projects.
Many volunteers have come back years later to see the impact of their efforts on forest regeneration. While at the reserve, you’ll meet and work with like-minded people from all over the world, each with a passion for the environment and their own experiences and expertise to share.
The volunteer experience gained here often furthers academic or career goals. However, you do not need a background in biology or environmental studies in order to contribute. Whatever your skills are, we can put them to good use! Everyone gets hands-on learning around forest recovery and conservation, sees the progress of the plantation, hikes the Reserve’s steep slopes and enjoys the views of the valleys and waterfalls. 100% of your contribution goes directly to cloud forest reforestation, education and protection.
Volunteers stay in one of our dormitories and share kitchen and living spaces with our other researchers, interns and volunteers. Dorms rooms cost $17 USD/night for stays over 30 days, $20 USD/night for stays under 30 days. Some private rooms with queen beds may be available (subject to current occupancy) for an additional fee. Food costs and cooking are the responsibility of the volunteer. A basic, vegetarian diet typically costs around $4-6 USD per day.
Duties and Responsibilities
To learn more about Cloudbridge, please visit our website at www.cloudbridge.org and check out the Volunteer/Research section (http://cloudbridge.org/volunteering/) for more detailed information on the volunteer program.
To apply, please fill out our application form at http://cloudbridge.org/volunteering/volunteer-application/.
Potential Volunteer Projects (dependant on current ongoing projects)
Garden and landscape design
Grounds and infrastructure
Guest and community outreach and education
Digital, IT and Design (some of these tasks may be done remotely)
Founded in 2002, Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is a private, non-profit cloudforest reserve in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. Beginning with the purchase of degraded farmland, Cloudbridge has been actively reforesting the area in…
Please, address any previous volunteering experience and your relevant personal skills, as well as your background (education, experience, qualifications, research interests). Write a short description of your motivation and expectations for joining our team at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve.
Please, address any previous volunteering experience and your relevant personal skills, as well as your background (education, experience, qualifications, research interests…