Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free
- Code : ACI/VERDIAZ2018
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
ACI COSTA RICA.
The VERDIAZUL LIFE ASSOCIATION (AVIVE) is an independent non-governmental non-profit group born in 2010. The goal is to ensure the conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well-being of communities who depend on them. The headquarters is located in Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo. Junquillal is a very important breeding in Pacific Costa Rica of endangered leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), black (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras (Lepidochelys olivacea) area. Looking mitigate poaching of turtles and get increase the welfare of the local population Junquillal, Verdiazul Life Association takes up the conservation project of Pacific leatherback turtles (CBP) to ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles through active conservation community support. — Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? The work of night patrols along the beach and nesting sites for turtles ? Monitoring of nests ? Ensure that hatchlings born will not die before reaching the sea ? Supporting the reforestation program and adaptation to climate change ? Keep the beach clean of waste. Turtles Season at Verdiazul: The high season is from November to April. You can come the rest of the months since there is work in the project. Activities like reforestation, cleaning the beach, with the children of the community and also night patrols are done all the year. There is always something to do. They receive around 3-6 turtles per month in low season
The volunteers stay in the volunteer center (volunteer house with more volunteers), in a host family of the community or in the camping area near the beach (with light and electricity)
Junquillal Beach, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? Basic knowledge of Spanish as foreign language ? Be willing to work and learn, to be proactive and dynamic ? Have strong environmental values ? Enjoy to work outdoors ? Good physical condition ? Willingness to live in rural and simple accommodation ? Work at least 15 days in the project ? Medical and travel insurance (required) ? In the case that you are a professional, resume must be also present with the application form ? Willing to collaborate in activities outdoors and field work ? Things you need to Bring to Verdiazul: ? Mosquito repellent/ after bite cream ? Sun block ? Rain coat ? Closed shoes (to walk on the beach on night patrols) Extra shoes (tennis shoes, flip flops) ? Work clothes (that you don´t mind getting dirty) ? Black or dark clothes (for night patrols) ? Flashlight with red filter (mandatory), is recommended headlight ? You can bring suitcase or backpack Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday, 5-8 hours a day (depending on tasks), 5 days a week Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 325 USD (camp fee 175 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 175$ 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 ï¿½International Messenger of Peaceï¿½ 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, ï¿½Weltwï¿½rtsï¿½ of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British ï¿½Community Service Volunteersï¿½, the European Unionï¿½s ï¿½European Voluntary Serviceï¿½, ï¿½Canada World Youthï¿½, and ï¿½United Planetï¿½ from the USA.
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