COOPESILENCIO RURAL TOURISM 2018
Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 € (camp fee per week 140$ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140$ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free
- Code : ACI/CS2018
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
ACI COSTA RICA.
This is a grass roots organization located in the rural community of El Silencio Coopesilencio, around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos. It is a self-managed farming, animal husbandry and rural tourism cooperative that has a strong commitment to protecting the environment and runs conservation and environmental education activities. The cooperative owns almost 1000 hectares of land that are being used for different activities such as: African Palm tree cultivation, reforestation, conservation of primary forest and ecotourism. Coopesilencio’s mission statement is “to promote the social and economic development of its families, through the use of profitable enterprises and the protection of the environment that surrounds them”. The village is surrounded by a tropical forest on the northeast side and by the Savegre River on the northwest side. El Rey beach is only one hour southwest from the community of El Silencio. ** Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? To help in any activity with maintaining, developing, and improving the ecotourism program that the cooperative runs: ? Gardening ? Making wood signs for the trails, ? Maintaining and cleaning the trails of the forest and the water ducts of the community ? To help with the other projects of the Cooperative, such as organic farming, animal husbandry as well as at the lodge and restaurant area for visitors.
The volunteers stay in a host family, in the community of El Silencio
around 1,5 hours inland from Quepos.
Required skills and interests of the volunteer: ? To have the maturity to work following the rules in a responsible way. The project has internal rules that apply to the project, the community and the host families ? To work on tasks such as: building cages and fences, digging ditches, raking, and others ? To adapt to outdoor work in a tropical climate with very modest living accommodations and insects ? Basic Spanish Level Important: To be vaccinated against Tetanus, Measles, Mumps and other eruptive diseases. Although it is not absolutely required, we suggest you getting a full set of Rabies vaccination prior to come to the project. Please, bring your vaccination chart. ** Schedule for the volunteer: It depends on their needs and on weather conditions but normally from 8:00 am until the mid-afternoon, with a long break at noon, from Monday to Friday Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 290 € (camp fee per week 140$ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 140$ 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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