Big 5 African Wildlife & Conservation
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.
Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
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.
Flights, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.
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:
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.
You'll volunteer in Costa Rica's second-largest city, Alajuela.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.
Just $195 to get started
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start making a difference to the world.
Relax in a shared-dorm, located on-site and complete with free WiFi and a relaxed community vibe.
You’ll be picked up from the airport and taken to your provided accommodation. Upon completion of your placement, you'll also be taken directly to the airport.
You'll be fully equipped with all the supplies and materials you need to perform your volunteer duties.
Enjoy three typical Costa Rican meals per day during your project, prepared fresh for you by the project staff.
Get familiar as you tour the centre, learn its history and hear the touching stories of how many of the animals arrived there.
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
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Just $195 to get started
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.
Earliest available arrival is currently Apr 2020.
Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.
If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!