Projet Permanent
San jose , Costa rica


  • permanent
  • ENVI
  • ACI/BOTGL2018
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 225.00 USD


: Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.

  • Code : ACI/BOTGL2018
  • Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
  • Age : 18 - 99




The Jardín Botánico Lankester is an ecological project and is a part of UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). The mission of the Lankester Botanical Garden is to promote conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of native flora of Costa Rica threatened with extinction, especially epiphytes, through programs of scientific research, horticulture and environmental education. As a botanical institution it´s a leader in the study and conservation of epiphytic plants of the Mesoamerican region. It consists of 11 hectares with field collections, collections in greenhouses and secondary forests in the garden house and is habitat for more than 3,000 species of plants. — Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? General garden maintenance ? Care of the collections of plants in field and greenhouse Cleaning of trails ? Volunteers with training in fields related to botany also contribute to the implementation of specific tasks and activities


The volunteers stay in a host family, in Cartago Center.


Paraíso de Cartago, Cartago (Costa Rican Central Valley).


Required skills and interests of the volunteer ? Basic level of Spanish ? Must enjoy working outside ? Able to do physical work ? To be in good physical conditions ? Botanical interest ? Sense for nature and ecosystems Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from around 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ 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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