Help at our sustainable conservation and community project on the Osa Peninsula,Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Costa Rica

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  • Description


    We are a sea turtle conservation and community development project that are trying to work towards building a sustainable living situation and model community conservation project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We engage with the local community in many ways, as we are trying to develop sustainable community projects that boost the local economy and provide employment opportunities.
    We work both with local children and adults in a generally informal setting, which provides a good opportunity for Spanish immersion.
    We have multiple areas that Workawayers could learn from, including sea turtle conservation science, community development, tropical ecology and non-profit project management.

  • Help


    As we are coming into the sea turtle nesting low season, we are looking for people to support with other areas of the project.
    We need help with the sustainability side of things on the camp, which includes developing permaculture ideas and maintaining our garden. We also want to look into improving a number of areas such as our composting system and reduction and management of waste on the project site.
    We are also looking for people to work directly with the community in developing small projects and ideas, as well as providing ongoing support in education.
    Our workawayers would need to be happy to get involved in a bit of everything, as the project activities can be quite diverse!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have a lot of involvement with local community members, and always have a number of Spanish-speaking staff members, therefore this is an excellent opportunity for Spanish immersion.

  • Accommodation


    Mixed dormitory style bunk beds in a 2-storty rancho.
    Mainly vegetarian food with occasional chicken/fish.

    If Workawayers have desirable skills that they are able to offer to the project we will not ask a fee, and food and accommodation will be covered by the project. Placements can also be provided for individuals that do not have a strong enough skill set to contribute significantly to project development, however they will need to contact the project directly.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are right on the doorstep of Corcovado National Park, a highly biodiverse area with lots of amazing wildlife and outdoor activities.

  • 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

    We have plenty of space for secure parking (we generally have someone on the project site at all times).

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends on the circumstances for a number of reasons...this should be discussed in detail before we accept more animals on site.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 918855343943