Costa Rica Turtle Project

The benefits of volunteering extend to you - the volunteer, and to the local community in Costa Rica where you will serve.  Personal benefits include development of life skills, personal growth, friendship, increased self confidence, social awareness, and building independence.  An international volunteer experience will also enhance career prospects.

When you volunteer with GVN, you can be assured you are helping a local grassroots organisation.  Volunteer efforts directly benefit local groups, local communities, and local people. We work with our partner organizations in Costa Rica to support them in achieving their goals and ensuring that their projects are sustainable and effective.

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What to Expect?

Volunteers will work with the endangered Olive Ridley, Leatherback Black and/or Green turtles along the gorgeous coastlines of Costa Rica. Both species' populations are in sharp decline due to over harvesting of eggs, beach development, fishing, pollution, and being killed for their meat and leather. The programs give you the chance to make an important contribution to the preservation of these species, assisting local communities who carry out conservation work and gaining first-hand knowledge into Costa Rica's biodiversity and culture.

Costs based on duration of stay and include: accommodation, meals (as specified below), coordination, supervision, training and airport pick up.

  • Program ID: # 2375
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Tortuguero
    Costa Rica
    10° 19' 32.6208" N, 83° 24' 9.756" W
    CR
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    San Jose (SJO)
  • Costs From:
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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