The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and educations and to collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch to assist with the care, rehabilitation and release of sloths. TSI is pleased to announce it is beginning its short-term volunteer program in 2017 and is currently accepting applications for the one month positions. TSI is a legal non-profit in Costa Rica and fiscally sponsored by a US 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit. Our headquarters and projects, are located in the Manuel Antonio rainforest maritime zone property a short distance from Manuel Antonio National Park.
The Sloth Assistance Team member must have the ability to work up to 7/8 hours a day in rigorous conditions and willing to forgo personal comfort for the benefit of the animal. You will be hot, sweaty, wet, cold, eaten by mosquitoes, sleepy, sore, and tired but you'll still feel that there is no other place in the world that you would rather be than assisting TSI. The ideal person will eat, sleep, breathe and dream about sloths! This is fieldwork with limited hands on interactions with sloths.
You will gain first-hand experience working side by side a scientific research team and seeing how one functions. Gain skills in behavioural observations, husbandry, VHF technology, basic scientific methods and team working skills. By choosing to volunteer for TSI you will be involved in some leading sloth research that is not being done anywhere else.