What is: Save turtles Parismina
GENERAL INFORMATION Volunteers are needed from March through September and are essential to the success of our project. Previous experience is not needed because you will receive a training program in which your role will be explained along with turtle biology and conservation information. Comprehension of the Spanish language is not required but does help. During free time, there are a variety of fun activities such as going on a rainforest-river tour, fishing, enjoying the beach, hiking to the local lagoon, riding horses, learning how to dance salsa and merengue, playing soccer or volleyball with locals, or just hang out in a hammock and read a book. Since this is a truly community-based conservation project, most of the money from the project goes to the villagers.
💵 From 50 USD/week
⏳ From 5 days to Over 6 months
🇪🇸 Spanish, 🇬🇧 English
🇨🇷 Costa Rica
🌎 Central America
Type of habitat
Typical day at the center
Day activities can involve general maintenance work (raking, cleaning, painting) or teaching English, doing arts and crafts with the village children, working in our garden, helping in the recycling activities, designing community improvement projects based on personal skills and interests, and various temporary projects in the village.
Our national and international volunteers accompany local guides on 4-hour night patrols, searching for nesting turtles and camouflaging nests or collecting and relocating the eggs and can also participate in the morning census, beach cleaning and hatchery duty. Since there is an on-going scientific investigation, turtles are measured, checked for diseases and tagged. The presence of more people on the beach means less opportunity for the poachers, who will steal the turtle eggs and also some species of turtles to sell the meat illegally.
The volunteers in this animal rescue center generally get 6 day(s) off a week. In regards to working hours, the volunteers work per day 3 hours/working day.
Food and accommodation
The animals they take care of in this center are:
Marine Wildlife, Turtles
No specific skills are required
How to apply?
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There is a registration fee of $50 per person. This fee covers the orientation and training program, office and project expenses. Will be volunteer, the people who stay for 5 or more nights in either accommodation of your selection (ASTOP's house, homestay, hotel-cabin) people staying less days will be regular tourist( prices will change ). Long-term commitments: (research assistant/co-coordinator) Two-month minimum, must speak some Spanish and English, and be willing to do extra tasks for the project. Accommodations are available in our field station, which has a full kitchen. Price is 300 dollar by month ( no meals included ) + 50 dollar registration Please inquire if interested. We also have special packages for groups: Please inquire if interested.
How to get there?
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Is there a minimum age?
To volunteer in this center you will have to be at least 18 years old
When can volunteers join?
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ASTOP Association - Volunteer Sea Turtles Conservation in Costa Rica
ASTOP Association: Welcome to the official website of the Association ASTOP - Association Save the Turtles of Parismina, based in Parismina, Costa Rica. Discover our sea turtles conservation project, how to volunteer and register now as a volunteer.