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Volunteering in Costa Rica – Sloths, Marmosets and more!

Volunteer in Costa Rica – Animal Rescue and Conservation
Alajuela Province, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

My first week was spent in San Jose for the required Spanish lessons week, and at first I was not looking forward to this week. I wanted to volunteer in Costa Rica right away, but I met some of the best people that first week and we took some of the most amazing trips! Costa Rica is so beautiful and full of culture; I fell in love with it!

A GoEco volunteer sights a Macaw
Macaw sighting

When I started my two weeks of volunteering in Animal Rescue and Conservation I was so excited. The living situation was set up like a hostel, and everybody is so friendly that close friends were made quickly! The animals at the rescue were incredible.

A GoEco volunteer spends time with the kinkajous

The first 48 hours you are not allowed to have animal contact, but you are still allowed to follow people and learn the ropes. Once the 48 hours are up you get to help baby sloths learn how to crawl, feed and rehabilitate the baby marmosets, feed the kinkojous, clean the howler cages, etc.

A GoEco volunteer feeds a baby sloth with a Lagom on her shoulder
Feeding baby sloth and have a Lagom on my shoulder

It is an incredible experience and definitely a dirty job! I loved every second of it and wished I would have stayed longer. When I was there they were transitioning to a new location which had bigger rooms and a lot more space for the animals!

A GoEco volunteer hanging around with baby sloths
Hanging around with the baby sloths

Animal Rescue and Conservation was an amazing experience and I cannot wait til I volunteer next! – Jessica

Get involved and begin the journey of your lifetime! Click here for more details about Animal Rescue and Conservation!

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