Toucan Rescue Ranch

Toucan Rescue Ranch

What is: Toucan Rescue Ranch

The Toucan Rescue Ranchโ€™s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education, and research to ensure a brighter tomorrow for native wildlife. TRR works closely with the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (MINAE) who rescues wildlife and brings them to our facility. TRR provides sanctuary while giving premier medical treatment, rehabilitation, and eventual release into its natural environment.




๐Ÿ’ต From 0 USD/week

Staying time

โณ From 4 weeks (20 working days) to no upper limit

Language spoken

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English

Accommodation provided

๐Ÿกย  No

Food provided

๐Ÿฅ— No


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica


๐ŸŒŽ Central America

Type of habitat

๐ŸŒฟ Rainforest


Typical day at the center

You will be working on a diverse and dynamic team known as the TOUCAN TEAM. This team is responsible for the day-to-day demands of the animals in our care. This schedule is variable to change to morning and evening shifts and is dependent on the volume of volunteers. The standard schedule is 5-days a week from 7:00 a.m. โ€“ 3 p.m. Please keep in mind that hours might vary based on workload and amount of volunteers. Two consecutive days off per week - not necessarily weekends or holidays.


Volunteers assist with daily activities such as providing proper diets to our various wildlife, as well as contributing to the overall success and culture of TRR. As a volunteer, you may also play a key role in other important activities such as assisting with animal husbandry, helping coordinate events for our education program, or working to improve animal enclosures and giving enrichment. THE DUTIES OF A VOLUNTEER ARE BOTH FULFILLING AND REWARDING! Depending on the volunteerโ€™s background and personality, they may be asked if they would like to help with other tasks. All volunteers are observed on how well they handle themselves around wildlife to determine further responsibility. Food preparations: chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting fish, preparing carnivorous diets Feeding: collecting and washing animal dishes, distributing food, and refilling water Cleaning: Enclosures, driveway, clinic kennels, prep areas, and outdoor kitchen General maintenance: assisting with enclosure repairs, yard work, organizing work areas, and so forth WARNING: Volunteering is hard work! This job is fully outside (regardless of weather) and requires medium physical fitness. Get ready to have your hands dirty! Learn more about the various requirements and steps you need to take to become a volunteer at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

The volunteers in this animal rescue center generally get 5 day(s) off a week. In regards to working hours, the volonteers work per day 8 hours/working day.

Food and accommodation

Food is usually prepared by the host family where you stay during your volunteering experience.


The animals they take care of in this center are:

Birds, Monkeys, Other small mammals, Sloth


Qualification required

No qualifications or experience required.

How to apply?

Please fill out the form on our website. You can apply in English or in Spanish - - . After you placed your application we will organize a call with you.

Practical information

Internet access

At the toucan Rescue Ranch the property covered with high speed Wi-Fi coverage. The home stay families offer Wi-Fi free of charge.

Cost details

Toucan Rescue Ranch requires people who are volunteering at Toucan Rescue Ranch to donate a $200 flat fee. This deposit is to ensure that you are committed to the cause while also contributing to the #Papayaislife Fund which provides housing, food, and generals costs to run the rescue center and sanctuary. The $200-flat donation fee is refundable for all international volunteers who commit 12 weeks or longer. To receive this refund you must donate through PayPal - you do not need a PayPal account to do this. THIS FEE IS WAIVED FOR ALL LOCAL VOLUNTEERS.

How to get there?

The Toucan Rescue Ranch is easy to get to San Jose by bus. From the Airport we recommend to use uber, private hire, or taxis. Buses are also available, but you will have to change the buses twice.

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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