Overseas Volunteer Experience Stories

Rene Sauer

Rene Sauer

I am from California, USA and have been volunteering at Alturas for about two weeks now. It has been an amazing adventure full of wonderful people and experiences! I have gained so much valuable knowledge in the short time I have been here, and not just about the vast diversity of wildlife in Costa Rica. All the staff and volunteers have unknowingly taught me so much about compassion, living in the moment and the value of hard work plus its rewards. Such a close quarters, education-based program has allowed me to thrive in my search for more knowledge regarding the animal kingdom. I am so wildly grateful for this once in a lifetime experience, I will never forget all the animals (including the humans) that I have grown to love and appreciate!!

Where I'm From: California, USA