Volunteer · VO-73

Sloth & Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary

Costa Rica
2 to 10 weeks
4.8(61 reviews)

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  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
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Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Costa Rica’s lifestyle whilst making a real difference to injured rainforest animals. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in a tropical, jungle-like district, dedicating your time to caring and socialising with sloths, monkeys, kinkajous, macaws and more. Picture yourself making loads of exotic and furry friends, relaxing on tropical beaches, taste-testing the delicious local cuisines and contributing to an important, real-world rescue and rehabilitation project.

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with local project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to the wildlife with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport pickup, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on injured rainforest animals, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on Central America’s wildlife whilst channelling that relaxed Costa Rican lifestyle at the same time.


Inclusions

Volunteer project placement

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Trip visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Covid-19 Medical Insurance

LIMITED TIME

Comfortable accommodation

Return airport transfer

Project supplies

Meals

‘Welcome to Costa Rica’ orientation

$200 Global Tour Voucher

NEW FOR 2020

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$250 off your next trip


Trip details

Our Sloth & Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary Volunteer trip in Costa Rica is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement to accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Costa Rica with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the laid-back Costa Rican lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers and meals to accommodation.

Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Explore Costa Rica’s rainforests, beaches and reefs,  taste the local cuisine and hike the local volcanoes instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Costa Rica and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting and positive impact on Central America’s animal kingdom.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.


Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you have touched down at Juan Santamaria International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Turrúcares, only an hour drive from San Jose. Relax, settle in and meet some of the other volunteers.

Trip location

You'll volunteer in Costa Rica's second-largest city, Alajuela.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Reviews

Shannae W
Booked in Apr, 2020

Service was amazing, provided me with all the information I needed to get my journey started

Miranda B
Booked in Mar, 2020

Very good, staff is very personable and doing what’s best for you

Kassandra J
Booked in Feb, 2019

Absolutely amazing!!

Lauren B
Booked in Oct, 2016

The service I received was excellent.

Jenny T
Booked in Mar, 2019

It's my first time volunteering with Global Work and Travel and so far they have been very helpful with the process and providing all the information I need. I wouldn't be able to take this opportunity without the great help of the global work and travel team. I'm very excited for my trip to South... Read more

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