Projet Permanent
Progreso , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ENVI
  • ANI
  • ACI/CR2017
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 290.00 USD


Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 USD (camp fee 140 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.

  • Code : ACI/CR2017
  • Dispo : 2M (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
  • Age : 18 - 99


ACOTPRO is an organization founded by the people of Progreso, this community struggles to protect the turtles that arrived to the region of Bahia Drake, Progreso Beach, Ganadito, and Ganado Beach. Besides that this organization tries to educate the community about the importance to preserve their natural resources. This association is integrated by 29 members of the community of the village.


• Wildlife conservation: In this area the volunteer can help to protect the turtles and also helping to the environmental program for the children of the village. • Forest conservation: The community of Progreso wants to implement reforestation programs. • Educational program: The members of the community want to learn English and computer. The beach where the turtles arrive is located 3.5 km from the village, so during the Turtle high season that starts in July and finish in October, they organize the work in different shifts during the 24 hours. • Night patrols at the beach, this include spotting turtles, recollecting the eggs, measuring the turtle and laying the eggs on the safe location, it is important to know that the volunteer will be never alone • Besides that the volunteer will have to tend the “vivero” they have to watch the nest to find out when the eggs ecosionate, but also must check if any predator is feeding from the nest (ants, crabs, birds) • After high season, the volunteer should support the reforestation programs, by collecting the seeds from the forest, keeping them and then sows the plants during the rainy season • Helping to clean the beaches • The volunteer will receive a training of two days related to the tasks and information about turtles Schedule for the volunteer: • Flexible Schedule


The volunteer will stay in a host family of the community of El Progreso.


This community is located at Bahia Drake, that is resting on the northern side of the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is an adventure-seekers place. It is named after Sir Francis Drake who is believed to have ventured here in the late 16 century. To get Drake Bay is an adventure all by itself. From Palmar Norte, head south 9.3 mi (15 km) towards the town of Sierpe. Taxis and buses, which leave multiple times per day, are both convenient methods for making the connection. Once in Sierpe, you can catch a ride down the Sierpe River (Río Sierpe) with a water taxi or a boat. The one hour trip down the river may give the impression of how the area was when Sir Francis Drake himself careened his vessel. 1 km east from Bahia Drake Airport


• Proactive and with a lot of initiative • Team work skills • Willing to work under supervision • Spirit of adventure • Good skills to interact with people • Person who like outdoor activities (beach, and forest) • Willing to do physical work, sometimes under extreme conditions ( heat, rain, work overnight) Rules of the project: • Volunteers are not allowed to use any type of drugs or alcohol during the time they are volunteering. *** High period : between July and December. ** PROGRAM FEE : Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 USD (camp fee 140 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free. Administrative fee according to duration : 1 to 4 weeks 150$ ; 5 to 8 weeks 250$ ; 9 to 12 weeks 350$ : over 13 weeks 450$. Programme open all year, arrival date is free.

We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as �International Messenger of Peace� and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, �Weltw�rts� of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British �Community Service Volunteers�, the European Union�s �European Voluntary Service�, �Canada World Youth�, and �United Planet� from the USA.

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