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ORGANIZATION: Ara Manzanillo

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

Living amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the tropical rainforest and Caribbean beaches, Ara Manzanillo volunteers are hands-on in conservation work, while forging connections with fellow environmental-oriented individuals from diverse backgrounds. Embrace the opportunity experience rural Costa Rican culture along a coastal wildlife refuge and create life-long memories. Contributing alongside Ara Manzanillo for the preservation of the critically endangered Great Green Macaw is an experience like no other.

Daily volunteer tasks:

  • Manage the released population of Great Green Macaws.
  • Maintain supplemental feeders located in surrounding forest.
  • Monitor the released birds and offspring. Depending on the season, may include:
  • Walking the forest at dawn/ dusk to monitor nest sites.
  • Climbing trees to conduct nest checks.
  • Providing supplemental feeding to chicks in nests.
  • Forage for natural foods (nuts and seeds).
  • Assist with daily site visitation and provide tours.
  • General maintenance of the station.
  • Support of community education and outreach.
  • Feed and care for chicks or injured bird inside the aviary (when required).

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About Ara Manzanillo


Manzanillo,, Talamanca, Límon 60106, CR

Mission Statement

Ara Manzanillo’s mission is to re-introduce the critically endangered Great Green Macaws to the Sur Caribbean in Manzanillo, Limon Province, Costa Rica. Our project thrives thanks to the unwavering support of our passionate volunteer field assistants from across the globe. Joining our team offers nature lovers, bird watchers, and conservation enthusiasts a remarkable chance to immerse themselves in the world of species reintroduction, live within a jungle refuge nearby scenic beaches, and closely engage with some of Earth’s most stunning and charismatic birds.


  • Engage in conservation efforts at Ara Manzanillo to directly enhance the population of the critically endangered Great Green Macaw.
  • Experience Costa Rican culture first-hand, enhance your Spanish, and engage in conservation practices that benefit both the ecosystem and local community.
  • Forge lasting bonds with other nature-passionate volunteers, while sharing knowledge and experiences as you work together.
  • Explore Costa Rica's world-renowned beauty: beaches, snorkel coral reefs, jungle and wildlife refuges - all reachable from station. We highly recommend volunteers explore to develop a connection with the ecosystem you’re helping to protect.
  • Enrich your resume with international experience working with a crucially endangered population and acquire skills that will stand out in your career path.

JOIN US! Read more on our website @AraManzanillo.org !

Submit your application here! Learn more of our successes of Great Green Macaw reintroduction!

Erin Paulson - volunteer@aramanzanillo.org



Animals, Environment, International


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9°62'60.01"N, 82°68'47.17"WPunta Uva, Límon 60106Costa Rica




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  • Must be at least 18
  • One month
  • Who we are looking for: Ara Manzanillo’s ideal volunteer candidate is someone who’s: • Highly motivated / positive! • Physically and mentally healthy. • Has a passion for wildlife and ecology. • Enjoys living immersed in nature

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