Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica
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Animal Rescue Project in Costa Rica


  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Human Rights
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


Every Sunday

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Cost in USD

Please visit website for details.

Program Includes:

• Accommodation: Single or Shared room in a home-stay or Volunteer Accommodation
• Food: 3 Meals per day during placement, 2 meals during Spanish study
• Airport pick up and drop off from San Jose International Airport
• Training: Pre-departure preparation pack, on-site Orientation and Project induction provided
• 1 weeks intensive Spanish lessons in San Jose (20 hours study)
• Support: On-site coordinator providing 24 hour support
• Transport by public bus to project (private transfers available at additional cost)

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required

Yes. Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome, and those with skills or experience in veterinary medicine are most helpful. Volunteers must also have the emotional maturity to accept that some animals may be too sick or injured to have a decent quality of life and that euthanasia is necessary.


Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application