Help in our monkey sanctuary surrounded by jungle in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    21/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    COVID-19 UPDATE (22/10/20): We require proof of a negative PCR test ahead of international travel into Costa Rica. This is to ensure the safety of the animals in our care and will be in place until further notice, despite any changes in government travel requirements.

    Please note, if you are travelling into Costa Rica the government requires the following:

    1) Travel insurance that covers medical expenses of, at minimum, $50,000 and housing costs of at least $4,000. This insurance must cover medical expenses associated with COVID-1.
    2) Complete the digital epidemiological form called “Pase de Salud.”

    Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary for Costa Rica's injured and orphaned Howler monkeys and other wildlife. Minimum time commitment required is 1 month.

    Our facilities include a non-private / quarantine habitat, and enclosed habitats that encompass trees. We also have an open canopy habitat that is approximately 1/3 of an acre. Our 50 acre property is surrounded by jungle, yet close to supermarkets and local restaurants. We are based in Nosara, Costa Rica.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can learn about the impacts the rapid development for tourist in the area is having on local wildlife and how they can help.

  • Help

    Help

    COVID-19 UPDATE (22/10/20): We require proof of a negative PCR test ahead of international travel into Costa Rica. This is to ensure the safety of the animals in our care and will be in place until further notice, despite any changes in government travel requirements.

    Please note, if you are travelling into Costa Rica the government requires the following:

    1) Travel insurance that covers medical expenses of, at minimum, $50,000 and housing costs of at least $4,000. This insurance must cover medical expenses associated with COVID-1.
    2) Complete the digital epidemiological form called “Pase de Salud.”

    Our wildlife sanctuary is a care, rehabilitation and release center for the area's injured and orphaned wildlife, returning them back into the wild. Those who cannot be released, receive lifetime care.

    We are looking for help with animals and activities within our 50 acres. Volunteer tasks include maintenance of primate habitats and a habitat for a collared peccary, greenhouse/nursery maintenance, sowing various plants and small trees, roadway cleaning, volunteer housing and yard maintenance. The main volunteer activities involve animal care and our main focus is the rehabilitation and release of golden mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata).

    Workawayers should have a caring, positive attitude and be cheery. Workawayers should show incentive, focus and dedication. All volunteers need to have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and international health insurance. Volunteers should be able to work in tropic conditions such as heat, rain and in an insect filled environment.

    We try to give Workawayers 2 days off each week, however the needs of the sanctuary evolve from week to week depending on the animals currently in our care so some flexibility can be required.

    No smoking is permitted anywhere on the property, including at the volunteer casita.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our Workawayers house includes full kitchen and bath, washer/dryer, large patio and gardens. Volunteer accommodation is shared and we cannot guarantee private rooms. A monthly contribution covers the accommodation and basic food (rice and beans).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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