Costa Rica

Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica

Program Category:

Wildlife and Conservation

Since 1994 the project has been dedicated to creating a wildlife sanctuary to provide refuge and protection to rescued animals and provide knowledge on the management of wild animals such as jaguars, sloths, macaws and tapirs. The experience is focused on wildlife management, ecological restoration and environmental education.

This program is designed for

Everyone who has passion and love for animal and nature care and conservation

Volunteer Responsibilities

Your responsibilities at this project may vary widely depending on the needs of the organization at the time of your visit. There are numerous diverse functions that you can perform to help animals, so you are not required to have specific knowledge about them. One of the potential roles would be to help feed the monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, macaws, also participate in the process of animal rescue and rehabilitation. You will also perform maintenance work in enclosures and environmental enrichment initiatives for animals. The tasks are focused on providing welfare to the animals and allow you to learn how to handle and care for wild animals correctly. All activities will always be carried out under the supervision of the organization’s staff.

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:



Extra Per Week:



Program Duration

2-week minimum

Program Availability

All year

Language Skills

Basic level Spanish

Volunteer Hours

6 to 8 hours a day



Program Formats




find out more

Ways To Join

It takes a lot of courage and determination to come out of your comfort zone to get involved into noble service of another. Choose if you want to go solo or in a group


View all the programs and project you can volunteer with. 

Group Volunteering

When you volunteer as a group, not only are you helping those in most need, but you’re helping yourself as well.

What is included in My program fee?


We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.


Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.


You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

Are you ready to volunteer

with vagt?