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ORGANIZATION: TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested
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Welcome to Toucan Rescue Ranch's service program! Volunteers assist with daily activities such as providing proper diets to our various wildlife, as well as contributing to the overall success and culture of TRR. As a volunteer, you may also play a key role in other important activities such as assisting with animal husbandry, helping coordinate events for our education program, or working to improve animal enclosures and giving enrichment.

THE DUTIES OF A VOLUNTEER ARE BOTH FULFILLING AND REWARDING!

Depending on the volunteer’s background and personality, they may be asked if they would like to help with other tasks. All volunteers are observed on how well they handle themselves around wildlife to determine further responsibility.

  • Food preparations: chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting fish, preparing carnivorous diets
  • Feeding: collecting and washing animal dishes, distributing food, and refilling water.
  • Cleaning: Enclosures, driveway, clinic kennels, prep areas, and outdoor kitchen
  • General maintenance: assisting with enclosure repairs, yard work, organizing work areas, and so forth
WARNING: Volunteering is hard work! This job is fully outside (regardless of weather) and requires medium physical fitness. Get ready to have your hands dirty!

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About TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH

Location:

APDO 69-3017, San Isidro, CR

Mission Statement

The Toucan Rescue Ranch's (TRR) focuses on the care, rehabilitation, and study of Costa Rican wildlife. We receive and care for confiscated, sick, and injured wildlife from government agencies. TRR gives the animals a loving home while providing appropriate medical treatment and rehabilitation in order to return them safely to the wild.

Description

The Toucan Rescue Ranch's (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education and research so a brighter tomorrow is promised to the incredible animals of Costa Rica's rainforests.

The Toucan Rescue Ranch was founded in 2004 by Leslie Howle and Jorge Murillo as a rescue center that specialized in toucans. Nonetheless, the center quickly grew and started rescuing a wide range of birds and raptors.

In 2007, a baby sloth named Millie arrived and was solely in Leslie and Jorge’s care. Millie is initially what transformed the Toucan Rescue Ranch into a full wildlife rescue. Today, the Ranch rescues, rehabilitates and releases a wide range of wildlife from all over the country. TRR works alongside MINAE, the wildlife Costa Rican governing agency, on the rescue and release of all wildlife under the center's care. The Ranch operates thanks to a small staff, volunteers and interns who provide the utmost care for resident rescues, new arrivals and release candidates. They are a dedicated Costa Rican Foundation and U.S. nonprofit for Costa Rica conservation.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

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WHERE

Toucan Rescue RanchOff of Route 112San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia 40601Costa Rica

(10.01764,-84.03468)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask at least a 20 day commitment to be a volunteer in TRR, since you will be working with wild animals and we have some training first before you can do things on your own.
  • -Be +18 years old. - The tetanus vaccine. -The first and second vaccine of Covid-19. - Stay with us at least 20 days.

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