- Costa Rica
- Puerto Jimenez
- San José
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Before you go:
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel and medical advice and documentation
Food (on camp)
Airport pick-up (for those arriving on the first Monday of the month)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
Located alongside Central America, Costa Rica is hidden between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is the home for over 500,000 different species of wildlife, meaning it has highest species density of any country worldwide.
Sadly, the region is gravely challenged by habitat fragmentation and destruction, alongside increasing pollution, poaching and climate change. For several years, Frontier has been implementing groundbreaking survey work and critical data collection in an effort to combat the effects of these challenges and to conserve this area.
Frontier's camp is based amongst dense tropical forest on the edge of Corcovado National Park. Volunteers collaborate to carry out imperative surveys and data collection activities. Joining this vital project will not only give you an opportunity to experience a world of fragile beauty but also contribute to the conservation of Costa Rica's precious and unique habitats for the future.
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- Live on a vibrant and picturesque rainforest camp
- Work with animals including sloths, howler monkeys and turtles
- Improve your CV with a placement with a market-leading NGO
Response from Frontier
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review and some suggested improvements regarding your time at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Centre in April.
As a partner project, this is aimed at volunteers with previous volunteering experience or those who have travelled previously, although that does not stop first time volunteers or travellers from being able to join the project. We’re glad that your second week seems to have improved your experience at the centre somewhat as you settled in to life on the project and got used to the running of the centre.
The centre certainly needs more volunteers with your positive attitude and flexibility to be able to fulfil their goal of being able to rehabilitate and release as many animals as possible. They rely solely on the hard work and contributions of their volunteers to be able continue the good work that they are doing. As such, there are times of the year which result in a higher number of volunteers than others and it seems that you were subject to one of those busy periods. This does mean that there are fewer activities to take part in and also that volunteers are required to be more flexible with these activities and ask what else is available - something which we can see that you did.
That being said, it is feedback such as this which helps to shape our volunteer programmes for future volunteers and we will certainly take your comments regarding the structure of the volunteer activities into consideration.
Thank you again for taking the time to provide a review of your project.
All the best,
The Frontier Team