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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Volunteer Programme, Costa Rica

2-12 weeks from

£18 +
minimum age

  • Experience the amazing phenomenon of nature called "Arribadas"
  • Cultural exchange with a Costa Rican family in a homestay setting
  • Take part in protecting vulnerable Olive Ridley Sea Turtles
  • This project was featured on BBC4's Secrets from the Nest

Volunteers beach cleaning Costa Rica

Project Costs

The cost for 2 weeks is £667, 3 weeks is £861, 4 weeks is £1055, 5 weeks is £1250, 6 weeks is £1444 and 12 weeks is £2609. This cost includes private (or shared with another volunteer), clean and simple room in a homestay, three meals a day, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, equipment (for patrols), guide during the volunteering, backup and support. Airfare and transportation to the project, lodging in San Jose, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included in the cost. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

You can join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks on any of the dates below, starting on a Tuesday (There is flexibility to join for 10 days minimum). Please email victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com for any questions about dates. Groups are also welcome.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 1 month before arrival.  Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the programme background and scientific objectives, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there and information you need to provide, such as background/police check, medical letter etc. Upon arrival at the project, all volunteers are asked to sign a waiver/release of liability form.

Project Dates

Start End Availability
August 20th 2019 September 3rd 2019
September 3rd 2019 September 17th 2019
September 17th 2019 October 1st 2019
October 1st 2019 October 15th 2019
October 15th 2019 October 29th 2019
October 29th 2019 November 12th 2019
November 12th 2019 November 26th 2019
November 26th 2019 December 10th 2019
December 10th 2019 December 24th 2019
December 23rd 2019 January 6th 2020
January 7th 2020 January 21st 2020
January 21st 2020 February 4th 2020
February 4th 2020 February 18th 2020
February 18th 2020 March 3rd 2020
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Volunteer Programme, Costa Rica

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