Sea Turtle conservation

What happens when I apply?

Seeing an enormous sea turtle coming on the beach to lay her eggs is definitely one of the most unforgettable experiences in anyone’s life. Local nonprofit organization offers a volunteering opportunity in a turtle conservation in Costa Rica.

You can help with the realization of the projects’ objectives by patrolling the beaches for turtles at night (in all weathers) together with the local inhabitants, manning the hatchery and caring for, and recuperating adult turles in the turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre. In addition you will be involved with the day to day operational duties of running the project.

You will lodge in a shared, dormitory style beach cabin that sleeps up to 6 people (fellow volunteers).

We will meet you in the village Bataan (around 2-3 hours by bus from San Jose), from there we will take a cab and a beautiful boatride to the project area, a stunning cove. A return ticket for the boat trip is 40 USD.

Love of animals.

You must be in good physical condition.

You should have good working English language skills.

Price for 7 days from 175 USD
Price for 14 days from 350 USD
Price for 21 days from 525 USD
Registration fee 150 USD

If you want more or less days, contact us.

The price of the project varies depending on the season:

25 USD per night: February, October, November, December

30 USD per night: March, August

40 USD per night: April, May, June, July, January is closed

This fee is payable in cash upon arrival at the project site. The fee is determined by the local organization which leads the project. This ensures that the money goes directly to our proven and trusted organizations. The fee includes accommodation, high-quality meals three times a day (you can choose vegetarian), tea and coffee. You should also pay a one-time fee of $ 40 USD per powerboat ferry (return ticket).

For a binding reservation on the project you should pay a registration fee of CZK 3,000 (discount to 2,400 available for ISIC / ITIC / Alive card holders). This allows us to provide the highest quality services.

The price includes all necessary registration and reservation, preparation before departure, individual preparation, visa and vaccination information and practical advice package. This registration fee is paid in advance  online or by bank transfer.

More information

Once you have found a project you like, start the application process and let our experienced team build your volunteer vacation, personalised to you. We make the planning and pre-departure process as quick and hassle free as possible.

After registering with us (during registration, you will need to agree to our terms and conditions, here: Volunteer_T&C) and then paying the registration fee, we will review your application and match you to the project in the destination country.

We want to ensure the project is suitable for you but also that the project receives suitable volunteers. Next we will send you confirmation of your reserved spot on the project plus a detailed information pack. This covers project details and practicalities along with requirements for visas, vaccinations, local climate and safety information.

Are you looking for a seamless, pre-departure service customised to you? We can take care of those complicated pre-departure needs for you. Pick and mix whichever services you require, for example:

  • Flight bookings
  • Visa application processing
  • Transport connection arrangements
  • Expert consultation. Talk one on one with one of experts

and more, based on your requirements. Contact us for more information at info@voluntair.cz

A volunteer trip overseas is a complex undertaking compared to regular vacation. Particularly the planning and preparation. We work hard taking care of those details so that you don’t have to worry about them. Apply online, we will take care of the rest.

The world of volunteering offers a unique experience to travel and immerse yourself in authentic cultures, contribute, challenge yourself and most of all have fun. Going outside of your comfort zone far from home can be daunting. Paying money to an organisation far away can also be unsettling. But it doesn’t have to be. We partner with only trusted, verified projects that genuinely contribute to the local environment and community. Also, 100% of your project fees go directly to the local project, not to us.

Service quality:
We are obsessed with customer service and quality of delivery. From the moment you contact us we want you to have a friendly but professional experience. From the quality of the projects we offer, to the pre and post trip service with us we want to exceed your expectations.

We are an agency service, offering volunteering overseas. We do not operate any volunteer projects ourselves. Instead we have spent months, years, identifying and verifying locally-run projects and organisations in destinations around the world.

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