Thank you for your interest in the Kids Saving the Rainforest volunteer program! We are a wildlife sanctuary, rescue and rehabilitation center located in beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica. We rescue over 200 animals every year. People from all over the world from all walks of life join us from a couple of days up to one month of time to join us in the important work we are doing here.Whether you choose to stay with us for a couple of nights or stay for a whole month, volunteers have the chance to really get involved and work with the animals!
Typical daily duties include food preparation and distributing food and water to the animals who reside in the sanctuary, cleaning enclosures, providing enrichment to improve the quality of life of the animals in our care, and foraging for wild foods. You may participate in special projects going on here at Kids Saving the Rainforest, and we also ask that you take on a special project of your own. You will work 6 days a week. If you have a specialized background or experience, let us know and we may be able to find other ways for you to help out! You can also apply for our Internship Program.
You will not be handling the animals, but you will be contributing directly to improving their quality of life! You will gain invaluable experience and learn what it’s like to work in a wildlife rescue and sanctuary setting.
Volunteers have the option of staying in the bunk room of our Volunteer Center, or opting for an upgrade to one of our lovely cottages in the Blue Banyan Inn. We are located 15 minutes from Quepos and 30 minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park, so we are also a great base for your Costa Rica adventures. Contact us today to learn more about joining us in our important work caring for the wildlife of Costa Rica!
Minimum age of 18
Travel and international medical insurance required
Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules and weather.
Spanish language skills a plus, as well as experience living and working in remote, tropical conditions.
We can also accommodate larger specialized groups.
- Animal Care / Handling
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Up to one month.