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Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project (Sloths + More)

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The first few days on the project are really good and interesting

The first few days on the project are really good and interesting very captivating seeing the animals in the wild. The most enjoyable part of the project for me was interacting slowly and closely with the animals meeting so many different people from all over the world. The project could be improved by updating the kit list need to put plates knives and forks on the kit list. I recommend future volunteers get involved in everything the project is not just about cuddly animals you do need to do work like cleaning cages.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Absolutely amazing

Absolutely amazing. Looking after the sloths. Looked after the baby sloth had to exercise him and feed him was amazing. Bring lots of socks. Prepare for the rain.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Pura Vida!

On arriving at the sanctuary i was greeted by the staff and fellow volunteers and made to feel totally welcome. It's set over a pretty big area with space for a variety of animals, whatever needs help. I helped with feeding, grooming, cleaning and various other responsibilities. The sloths were my favourite but the baby spider monkeys were also so cute. There is a small swimming pool for volunteers which is a great way to cool down in the jungle!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Costa Rica Animal Rescue

I was lucky enough to join Frontier's Animal Rescue project in beautiful Costa Rica this last summer. It was the experience of a lifetime. I had the opportunity to participate in the day to day cleaning, feeding and caring of rescued Costa Rican wildlife such as howler monkeys, white-faced capuchins, kinkajous, two-toed sloths, three-toed sloths, toucans, parrots and more. I enjoyed working with volunteers from around the world to come up with enrichment ideas for the animals and other ways to improve their lives at the sanctuary. The local staff was incredibly welcoming and always patient with my attempts to practice Spanish. I miss the animals and people immensely already, and would recommend this project to anyone interested in animal care who isn't afraid to get dirty!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

It was amazing to get up close to so many amazing animals

The staff on site in Costa Rica were great, made me feel very welcome, the atmosphere among the volunteers was like a family. It was amazing to get up close to so many amazing animals. I think it will give me an increased chance of getting into university, and has given me some experience of animal care in difficult situations.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Costa Rica sanctuary

There were about 20 other volunteers at the sanctuary when i was there, which is more than i was expecting, but there was still plenty of room and it was a bunch of fun.
My favorite activity was feeding the animals, it's something that you'd never get to do anywhere else with such rare animals.
Next stop - Chile!

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    7

Really good

The first few days were really good people were really welcoming and friendly. I most enjoyed getting to look after all the animals and the people they were full of energy so energetic. I suggest that future volunteers make the most of their free time, take a waterproof jacket and old trainers that they don't mind getting dirty.