Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation & Conservation Abroad

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Program

Volunteering at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to actively participate in our wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation program here in Costa Rica. As a volunteer, you are able to work with a range of injured and orphaned primates, mammals, birds and sometimes even reptiles. You will assist the team with daily animal husbandry tasks, such as cleaning enclosures, preparing and providing food, maintaining enclosures, and designing and collecting materials for environmental enrichment. You will meet lots of like-minded, new people and have opportunities to explore the local area, walk-in pristine wilderness and experience genuine Costa Rican culture.

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary accepts volunteers from all over the world, who can commit to a minimum stay of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months.  We also accept day volunteers (non-residential) who can commit to a minimum of 5 days (see RATES AND LODGING page for details).

We invite local residents to volunteer at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary for a minimum commitment of one regular morning per week, on a permanent/long-term basis.

pdfVolunteer Handbook 2018.pdf


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