Volunteer in Costa Rica with Turtles

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer work with turtles to help conserve their habitat and their receding population 
  • Work includes protecting turtle nests from poachers, helping manage sustainable egg-harvesting programs, and working in hatcheries to ensure Costa Rica’s turtle population does not further recede
  • Being ecologically conscious with a love for animals is an important requirement for the project 
  • Volunteers are required to work on weekdays and weekends are free to explore the city and nearby areas 

Overview

Volunteers in Turtle Conservation Program work in beaches along the Pacific Coast as well as the Caribbean coast. As a volunteer, you will work on projects intended to protect turtle nests from human poachers, help manage sustainable egg-harvesting programs, and work in hatcheries to ensure Costa Rica’s turtle population does not become endangered. Volunteer work varies from time to time but generally includes work includes; working with local staff to harvest eggs, beach cleaning night patrolling, counting turtles, collecting eggs and to keep them away from predators. Volunteer projects are located around five-six hours from the city of San Jose. All volunteers joining this program should be prepared to do hard manual work and should be in good physical condition. 

The most important requirements for this volunteer program are Hard working skills, ecologically sensitive, willing to learn about new cultures and the most important one: enthusiasm. In most of the projects, there will be a volunteer coordinator in charge of assigning jobs, but you are welcome to help anytime you consider it needed. We appreciate creativity.

  • General infrastructure maintenance
  • Tourist attention
  • Control Walks.
  • Monitoring of the nesting activity (species identification, biometric information and marking among several others).
  • Protection and monitoring of eggs.
  • Liberation of the newborn.
  • Obtaining information on the remains of the nest.
  • Clean the beach when you see garbage.
  • Separate the garbage to see if you can recycle some things like Plastic, glass, cardboard etc. 

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