Rescue, rehabilitate, and release local wildlife back to its natural habitat
Wild Sun Rescue Center
Wild Sun Rescue Center is a non-profit organization located in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our local wildlife, and are continuously striving to find solutions to the threats they face.
Every day we treat sick, injured and orphaned animals that are affected by various threats including electrocution, dog and cat attacks, and illegal pet trade. Our primary goal is to release each animal back to the wild.
In addition to animal care, we are actively promoting conservation and offer internships and veterinary externships to increase community engagement and global awareness of conservation in Costa Rica.
- animal interaction
- animal rehabilitation
- community awareness
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
- animal husbandry
- remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
- ethical rehabilitation centre/practices
- reintroduction of species
Dormitory (upgrade to a shared deluxe room at extra cost)
When does the project run?
accommodation included, cooking facilities (optional meal plan), electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi.
All volunteers are guests of the Wild Sun Jungle Resort and have access to the yoga deck and infinity pool. Volunteers are housed in shared dorm style rooms unless you would like to upgrade to a shared deluxe room at extra cost.
How long can I stay?
- 18 years old
- willing and able to work in all weather conditions
- comfortable being on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
We work with the local wildlife with main focus on howler monkeys. We have an onsite vet-clinic for immediate care. We treat wildlife at all stages of life. Volunteers are required 6-8 hours of work 6 days per week. Volunteers are involved with animal husbandry such as diet preparation, syringe and bottle feeding, enclosure maintenance, administering medicine, and more as needs dictate. We also run a scarlet macaw reintroduction program - if interested in volunteering with the macaws and this specific initiative, make sure to include this in your application.
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