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Volunteer · VO-73

Sloth & Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary

Costa Rica
2 to 10 weeks
18 to 85 years old
4.8(61 reviews)

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 placement

Volunteer accommodation

Return airport transfer

Project supplies

Meals

‘Welcome to Costa Rica’ orientation

Personal Travel Concierge

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$200 Global Tour Voucher

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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.

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Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.


Payment plans available

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.


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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!