Projet Permanent
San jose , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ENVI
  • ANI
  • ACI/JMS2018
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 4200.00 EUR
Frais supp : 65.00 EUR


370€ for 4 weeks. additional week costs 65€ per night. Open all year, arrival date is free.

  • Code : ACI/JMS2018
  • Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 99




The goals of the Jardin de Mariposas Spirogyra are: • To reproduce, conserve and export 20 different species of butterflies, unique in Costa Rica • To provide our visitors and also educational groups with an ecological and environmental education • Spirogyra also works with different groups of women from rural areas of Costa Rica, located near our primary forests, where the cultivation of different butterflies could present an alternative to more traditional sources of work, which are harmful for the environment Possible tasks for the volunteer: Depending on the volunteer’s preferences, different tasks can be given, for example: • Gardening tasks: weed and cut the plants, maintain the compost, clean the benches in the garden, make sure the larves have enough food, maintain the feeding spots for the butterflies, watch out for the safety of the turtles, take care of the waterfall and the orchids, etc. • Guide’s tasks: Hold the information speeches for tourists and visitors about the environment and the importance of butterflies in our ecosystem; maintain the farm and the feeding spots of butterflies, turtles and colibris in a good state, etc. • Lab tasks: Keep it clean and organized, collect the plants to feed the larves, clean the drawers with water and chlor, keep the materials in their respective spots, etc. Schedule for the volunteer: From 9am until 2pm. The butterfly ranch is open from Monday to Sunday, the working days/days off will have to be decided with the project.


The volunteer will stay in a host family close to the project who will provide three meals per day.


San José, Costa Rica (Urban). Tropical climate. Dry season December-April. Rainy season May-November.


An ideal volunteer in this project would be interested in nature and the environment and willing to work with insects. He/she would also have a good attitude towards work and would respect the rules of the institution. Minimum (weeks) : 2 weeks Maximum (weeks) : 5 months BESOIN SPéCIAL • 18 years or older • Interest in nature and the environment • Bring appropriate clothing (boots, poncho, etc.) • Respect the rules of the institution

Asociacion Cultural de Intercambio de Costa Rica (ACI-CR) – ICYE Costa Rica was founded in 1967. The office is located in Barrio Dent, San Pedro, San Jose. Most staff and co-workers are former ICYE exchangees.

The voluntary service projects are centres for homeless children, homes for the elderly, sick or homeless people, health clinics, human rights organisations, indigenous groups, primary schools, youth organisations, and social projects in general. Upon request placements in environmental projects can also be arranged.

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