Costa Rica - Animal Rescue and Conservation



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


San Carlos
Costa Rica


Play a vital role in the conservation of Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity and success of wildlife rescue centers!

About the Project

Despite being a small country, Costa Rica has a great natural wealth. However, habitat destruction from deforestation, poaching, indiscriminate use of pesticides, the illegal pet trade, and the lack of wildlife protection have caused a decline in the populations of many species to levels that threaten their survival. This work is organized through the Costa Rican government National Park Association, as well as with private conservation organizations. Work involves participation in conservation programs, maintenance of the park facilities, attention to park visitors and any other specific activities or projects that the park develops during the year.

Volunteer Work and Contribution

Volunteers will be assigned to one of three rescue centers. Volunteer tasks vary according to demand and necessity. Its important that you come with a high spirit, a lot of motivation, and flexibility to cope with unexpected changes. Since the project survives on donations, the center also functions as a zoo, allowing visitors to contribute additional funding. The majority of your duties will be:

  • Prepare food for the animals
  • Clean enclosures
  • Provide maintenance to the infrastructure
  • Maintain trails
  • Provide information to visitors

The work schedule is from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am or 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Apply now for an experience of a lifetime!

Fee Required


Training Provided

Housing Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply