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PROJECTS - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Ecosystem Preservation in Various Locations – COSTA RICA

Because Costa Rica has such a fragile ecosystem, volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of areas. These include parks, beaches, organic farms and sometimes even research projects within rainforests. Without volunteerism, these intense projects would suffer from a lack of support.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  Various locations, Costa Rica
  • Lodging/Meals:  Guest House; 3 Meals per day included

Environmental Project - GUATEMALA

This program works to sustain the environment through various projects that raise awareness, teach sustainable farming methods, improve ecotourism initiatives and teach the local communities eco-friendly practices. The precious natural resources are deteriorating in Guatemala due to extreme poverty, unsustainable farming practices, climate change, alleged corruption and the exploitation of natural resources. Volunteers are critical to this project, proving their knowledge and skills teach this impoverished population to protect their environment for a sustainable future.

  • Minimum:  2 weeks
  • Location:  City of Antigua and surrounding areas within The Mayan Highlands, Guatemala
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)

Help Clean up the Coast – COSTA RICA

If you like the ocean, protecting and preserving wildlife, and keeping the coast clean, this program is for you. A typical work day runs 4 to 6 hours with weekends off and time to explore this beautiful region. Your office will be forests, beaches, parks and reserves!

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer Apartment; 2 Meals per day included Monday through Friday (Breakfast & Dinner), 3 Meals per day included on weekends

Mangrove Waterway Conservation – COLOMBIA

This program is based in Cartagena and aims to preserve the mangrove waterway.  The mangrove waterway runs through the city for all to enjoy.  Volunteers will work to clean up the waterways for all to enjoy and help protect the fragile mangrove ecosystem.  

  • Minimum:  4 weeks
  • Location:  Cartagena, Colombia
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Lunch)

Save the Rainforest - ECUADOR

This program is unique in that it not only hopes to preserve the rainforest, but also helps local communities find alternative resources for income. The use of timber as a means of income has had detrimental effects on the local environment. By educating the community about other resources, the research center hopes to boost the rainforest’s ability to regrow. At the biological station, you’ll work in the field to improve the future outlook of the rainforest and indigenous population.

  • Minimum:  1 week
  • Location:  Pastaza Province, Ecuador
  • Lodging/Meals:  Volunteer House; 3 Meals per day included at the project (volunteers rotate helping with cooking)

URBAN CONSERVATION & RECYCLING - COLOMBIA

Volunteers assist in protecting the local environment by raising awareness of recycling practices and helping establish programs.  Help reduce waste in local communities while immersing yourself in the culture.  Great program for those who want to make a direct impact in a positive way.

  • Minimum:  3 weeks
  • Location:  Cartagena, Colombia
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Lunch)

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION - NICARAGUA

For Spanish-speaking nature lovers, volunteers help rehabilitate animals to be released back into their natural habitats.  Focusing on animal care, rehabilitation, and maintenance, human contact is kept to a minimum.  This zoo also plays an important role in education and scientific research and houses thousand of butterflies.

  • Minimum:  4 weeks
  • Location:  Granada, Nicaragua
  • Lodging/Meals:  Host Family; 2 Meals per day included (Breakfast & Dinner)