The cost to join this programme for 3 weeks is £999 (£1459 for deluxe), 4 weeks is £1267 (£1880 for deluxe), 5 weeks is £1344 (£2110 for deluxe), 6 weeks is £1574 (£2493 for deluxe), 7 weeks is £1804 (£2876 for deluxe), 8 weeks is £2034 (£3259 for deluxe) and 10 weeks is £2494 (£4025 for deluxe).
**Where some places are limited, we can offer 1 week in a simple room/2 wks deluxe (£1306), or 1 week deluxe/2 weeks simple (£1153).**
The payment covers food (3 meals a day) 6 days a week (Saturdays only breakfast is provided, but you can eat locally or prepare your own food), accommodation in the simple rooms, training by wildlife vets, fun outings to waterfalls, tidal pools or beaches, in-country and WorkingAbroad Project support. If you opt for Deluxe lodging, please refer to Lodging & Travel section for more details on what it includes.
Long Term Volunteering
For anyone joining as a Long Term Volunteer for 12 weeks, there is a one off £195 application cost and then you are responsible for your own food and accommodation costs. You can opt in for a professional meal plan of £110 per week if you want and/or on site accommodation for £28.50 per week with access to kitchen (which is £342 for 12 weeks), or you can opt to live off site. For long term volunteers, a £300 deposit is requested before arrival, which will be returned at the end of a successful 12 week commitment as the currency USD equivalent (400 USD).
Long Term Internships
For anyone joining as a Long Term Intern for 12 weeks, the cost for the full 12 weeks is £960 which includes covering the cost of hiring internship supervisors to train, supervise and guide interns when hiking in the jungle on field trips. With regards to your own food and accommodation costs, you can opt in for a professional meal plan of £110 per week if you want and/or on site accommodation for £28.50 per week with access to kitchen (which is £342 for 12 weeks), or you can opt to live off site and buy/prepare your food offsite. For long term interns, a £300 deposit is requested before arrival, which will be returned at the end of a successful 12 week commitment as the currency USD equivalent (400 USD).
Yoga classes in the afternoons cost £95 per week, and Spanish lessons cost £275 per week. All prices are in GB pounds sterling.
You can do volunteering on its own, or choose volunteering plus Spanish, or volunteering plus yoga, any week if you wish, as an add on, but must be booked beforehand.
The above costs don’t include flights to/from Costa Rica, health and travel insurance, visa fee (if required), transfers to and from the Rescue Centre and personal expenses. It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.
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 need to pay 25% of the balance within 14 days of being accepted on the programme, with the remaining 75% of the balance to be paid one month before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on the project, Costa Rica, suggested items to bring etc.
You can join the Wildlife Rescue Volunteer and Internship Programme for 3 up to 12 weeks throughout the year.
Volunteers should arrive on a Sunday afternoon, and leave the project on a Sunday morning. Dates run all year round – if your preferred dates are not listed below, please email us at email@example.com or for any other questions.
|September 26th 2021||October 17th 2021|
|October 10th 2021||October 31st 2021|
|October 24th 2021||November 14th 2021|
|November 7th 2021||November 28th 2021|
|November 21st 2021||December 12th 2021|
|December 5th 2021||December 26th 2021|
|December 19th 2021||January 9th 2022|
|January 2nd 2022||January 23rd 2022|
|January 9th 2022||April 3rd 2022|
|January 16th 2022||February 6th 2022|
|January 30th 2022||February 20th 2022|
|February 13th 2022||March 6th 2022|