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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Barrio Amón
Costa Rica
  • Barrio Amón, Costa Rica
Spanish, English
Organization Description
ASVO (Association of Volunteers for service in protected areas) has been active in Conservation in national Parks, beaches and communities of Costa Rica. We are a non-governmental organization (NGO) self-managed and nonprofit. We act as a bridge between civil society and Costa Ricas natural areas , allowing more and more people to get involved responsibly in the conservation of our national patrimony, - natural and cultural.

We work in synergy with national and foreign volunteers, local communities, schools, colleges, national and international universities, government agencies, private companies and other environmental organizations. We develop our volunteer programs in 28 different areas of the country and about 2300 volunteers from around the world each year enable our efforts for conservation.

Sometimes you may be asked : How can I collaborate meaningfully in an environmental cause ? How can I invest my time and money so that the results of these actions can actually see on the conservation of natural resources?

Having a healthy environment for ourselves and future generations is a responsibility of all, and this requires sensitized persons concerned to protect and conserve the environment and mainly proactive individuals who want to be agents of change and an example for society.

ASVO gives you the option to actively help by releasing baby sea turtles , collecting turtle eggs to protect them in our nursery , doing patrols with protected wildlife rangers in different areas of the country.

Volunteer duties:

Maintenance of infrastructure and surroundings.
Beach cleaning.
Night patrols to look for nesting female turtles (in season)
Transport of food and wáter supply
Collection of data relevant to nesting activity(in nesting season. Collection and transferal of eggs to the hatchery, tagging and measurements of turtles)
Monitoring and security of hatchery ( in season)
Releasing baby turtles into the ocean.(in hatchling season)
Collection of nest data (in nesting season)
Skills Needed
adaptability, ethics, initiator, trekking, perseverance
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$400 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
International Volunteer Coordinator
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