Projet Permanent
San jose , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ENVI
  • ACI/FUDEB2018
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 237.50 USD


Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 237.50 USD (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free

  • Code : ACI/FUDEB2018
  • Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
  • Age : 18 - 99




FUDEBIOL is a grass roots organization located in the small village of Quebradas, which is located near to the town of San Isidro in El General Valley. This valley is surrounded by high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte (3491 meters above sea level) and the highest mountain of Costa Rica, Chirripó at 3820 meters. The town of Quebradas was founded by farmers. Today, many people work in the closest town, San Isidro. They also make a living from agricultural products such as coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables. The Biological Center of Quebradas is managed by FUDEBIOL (Fundación para el Desarrollo del Centro Biológico Las Quebradas), which is a non-profit grass roots organization launched in 1989. Their mission is to stop the deforestation of the Quebradas River basin, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón. In the Center, they have also built an educational hub. The project site is located 3km uphill from the community of Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? To maintain the garden of medical plants ? To maintain the (Butterfly) Garden ? To maintain the channel around the lagoon ? To maintain the trails inside the Reserve ? To clean and to maintain green areas ? To make new informative wooden signs for the trails ? To plant flowers and trees and others on the access road ? To paint and to maintain the buildings


The volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in Quebradas, Perez Zeledon.


Las Quebradas, San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón (Southern Costa Rica).


Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? To be in good physical conditions ? To work on hard duties such as constructing and maintaining of trails ? To live under simple conditions and be willing to eat the typical food, probably rice and beans with other local vegetables everyday (the volunteer will receive three meals a day) ? To be ready to walk uphill for 50 minutes every morning in order to get to the project and walk back to the host family in town after finishing work every afternoon Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday 5-8 hours a day (depending on tasks and weather). — Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free. Program 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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