Help with an educational butterfly project in Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an educational facility that has been operating for over 25 years. As one of the first tourist attractions in Monteverde we have a long standing reputation for excelente tours and beautiful gardens.

    This opportunity will give you the chance to experience Butterfly husbandry. Much plant care and watering goes into keeping butterflies happy. If you would like to get dirty in Costa Rica surrounded by beautiful bugs, then this is your place!

    Our volunteer facilities are 100% off grid and strive to be as sustainable as possible, come ready to abandon creature comforts for the creatures!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Interns will work and live in monteverde Costa Rica with many lovely options to hike and see wildlife.

    You can also converse with Spanish speaking staff.

    You will love our education interns as well and learn about entomology and science education

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers will be digging, planting, caring for plants and butterflies, cleaning, sweeping, raking, development of sustainable programs, cooking for volunteers, gardening weeding, construction pig and chicken care, etc... task allocation will depend on skills.

    In addition to our regular volunteers we are also looking for someone who could stay longer 1-3 months and with some of our sustainability projects. We currently collect kitchen waste from a restaurant in town and compost it. We also have a composting toilet, solar power and a small veggie garden. We are looking for someone to help maintain the existing and help us with some new projects. Some of or our future goals include a greywater system, more vegetable gardens, a food forest, and an earthen oven. The ideal person has some experience in a few of the above.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers live in a eco bunkhouse or a tent. Our off grid ecohouse is run by a small solar panel, there is no electricity.

    Breakfast is made by each individual with fruit and oats as well as eggs and pancake mix.

    Lunch and dinner are made for the group most days. Food is basic Costa Rican, rice beans, fresh fruit and vegetables tortillas.

    Meat bread and cheese can be purchased at local stores by volunteers if they wish to add to the existing food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is an amazing opportunity to experience Costa Rican cloudforest and learn all about insects and gardening!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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