Help us run a sea turtle research station in San José, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    We are a research project for the protection and conservation of sea turtles in Costa Rica. We have been running research projects in Costa Rica since 1986, and we work closely with the Ministry of the Environment. Our team is made up of marine biologists, local community members international research assistants and environmental enthusiasts, to not only protect turtles, but to collect data to form a long term conservation strategy for the Costa Rican government

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The chance to see nesting turtles, and hatchlings! You will learn about the importance of turtles in the ecosystem, and play a vital role in the operational aspects of our program! - you can also participate in night patrols to look for nesting turtles if you wish!

  • Help


    Our research project accepts international volunteers to work with sea turtles, so we are looking to recruit longer term volunteers to help with looking after them!
    Your duties will be helping to cook meals, light cleaning, some gardening, attending to volunteer enquiries etc
    In return we offer food and accommodation.

    Learning to cook local food!
    Practice spanish with the locals
    preparing meals for staff and volunteers
    Keeping the facilities clean and tidy
    helping with composting and recycling
    preparing accommodation for new volunteers
    general repairs and maintenance.

    Applicants must know how to cook, and be creative with limited resources.
    Minimum stay 1 month

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    shared room, dorm style. Solar power only, cold showers.
    3 basic meals per day included

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there are no transport options to leave the area for the day. We recommend relaxing in a hammock!
    You must love nature and be comfortable with living in basic conditions.
    Friendly and enthusiastic applicants only!

    Last dates available!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 515336557597