Program Details

  • Program Type: Volunteer
  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Starting Price: EUR 1,470.00
Costa Rica

Assist with the monitoring of endangered green turtles and critically endangered hawksbill and leatherback turtle species

 
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General Information

Departure Date : From April 1st to September 30th, every 2 weeks.

Location : Parque Nactional de Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Duration : from 2 to 12 weeks
 

During your stay, you will not only contribute to the preservation of marine turtles, but you will join a team contributing to the development and management of long-term wildlife conservation efforts along Central America’s Caribbean coast.
 

Even though turtle conservation will be a main part of your activities, during your time on this expedition you will truly gain a holistic understanding of the Costa Rican rainforest and its ecosystem by conducting important research on jaguars and aquatic birds, as well as conducting biological assessment surveys of the area. In addition you will receive additional training across a wide variety of subjects and gain a plethora of skills that will help you further your ability to operate professionally in the field.
 

Run in conjunction with the Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET), this project offers unique opportunities to explore the natural habitat of these amazing turtles, as well as offering continuous hands-on training.
 

Highlights 

Getting the chance to go on this unique adventure in a Costa Rican National Park; enjoying life at the research station; learning about the wildlife and their habitat; seeing unique wildlife in marine and coastal rainforest environments including remote Caribbean beaches and tropical rainforest, seeing endangered species; watching turtles nest on a remote beach as they have been doing for millions of years;  exploring this wonderful Central American country.

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Included

  • Pre-departure support and discounted services
  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Welcome meeting
  • Location orientation
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Safe and basic accommodations

- 18 years or over

- Intermediate english

You must apply for this project at least 4 weeks before the start :

- Application form to be send to info@freepackers.com

- Passport copy

- CV/ Resume in spanish

Payment & Cancellation

The non-refundable deposit payment is due within 48 hours of notice of acceptance onto the program. Deposits are currently €300(or equivalent) or €900 (or equivalent) for Programs costing €5000 (or equivalent) or more, or for Programs with a duration of 90 days or more.

For Programs with a deposit of €300 or equivalent 50% of the balance will be due 16 weeks before departure and the outstanding balance must be paid by the Participant no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. For Programs with a deposit of €900 or equivalent 50% of the balance will be due 20 weeks before departure and the outstanding balance must be paid by the Participant no later than 12 weeks prior to departure.

For Programs with a deposit of €300 or equivalent the Participant will be entitled to cancel at any time up until 16 weeks before departure. For Programs with a deposit of €900 or equivalent , the Participant will be entitled to cancel at any time up until 20 weeks before departure. In the event of timely cancellation, the Participant shall not be entitled to a refund of the deposit, but will be entitled to a refund of any other monies paid. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of €15, or equivalent. In the event of cancellation after the deadlines above, the Participant shall not be entitled to a refund of any monies paid.

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Earlier this year the Volunteer with Children programme made it on to the National Geographic Traveler's prestigious '50 Tours of a Lifetime' list and as a result continues to be a popular choice for volunteers wanting to improve their Spanish while contributing to long term, sustainable teaching and childcare projects. 

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