TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH 2018
Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 295 USD (camp fee 145 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 145 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.
- Code : ACI/TRR2018
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
ACI COSTA RICA.
Description: The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and when possible, release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education and research so a brighter tomorrow is promised to the incredible animals of Costa Rica´s rainforests. The Toucan Rescue Ranch was established in 2004 by Leslie Howle and Jorge Murillo as a rescue centre for toucans and other birds. Nonetheless, the rescue centre quickly expanded to owls and other wildlife. In 2007, a baby sloth, Millie, arrived and was solely in Leslie and Jorge´s care. Millie is initially what transformed the Toucan Rescue into a wildlife rescue. Leslie and Jorge work as a team alongside a small staff, caring for resident rescues and new arrivals. Possible tasks for the volunteer: All volunteers start the day chopping fruit and vegetables for the day´s feedings. Depending on the number and chopping skills of the volunteers, this can take a few hours. When the day´s food is ready, they move on to other activities. Other activities vary depending on the current needs of the ranch and the volunteer’s background and personality. ? Feed the wildlife (including food preparation) ? Cleaning enclosures ? Enclosure enrichment ? Help with yard maintenance ? Office work ? Start a project
The volunteers stay in the project. In a volunteer house with more volunteers
San Isidro de Heredia. Province of Heredia.
Required skills and interested of the volunteer: ? 18 years or older ? One month time commitment ? Basic Spanish ? Tetanus shot ? MUST be interested in working with animals Mosquito repellent/ after bite cream ? Sun block ? Rain coat ? Closed shoes ? Rubber boots (you can buy them in Costa Rica) ? Extra shoes (tennis shoes, flip flops) ? Work clothes (that you don´t mind getting dirty) ? Jacket or Sweater ? You can bring suitcase or backpack Schedule for the volunteer: Standard schedule is five days a week from 7.00am – 3pm. Two days off a week. Days off are not necessarily weekends as Saturday and Sunday are our busiest days. Please note that acceptance is subject to availability and a Skype interview. ** Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 295 USD (camp fee 145 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 145 $ 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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