Asociacion de Voluntarios para el Servicio en las Areas
Focus: Community, Conservation, Education and Marine biology.
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ASVO provides volunteers to Costa Rican National Parks and Reserves. Volunteers are needed for research, construction and maintenance work, English teaching, tourist assistance, interpretation and participate in various special projects.
The International volunteer program has 18 projects active in Conservation, Research and Education. You can work with Sea Turtles, teach English in rural schools, and do conservation in National Parks and Natural Reserves. You can also learn or practice Spanish and learn about the biodiversity of our country. The projects are open to students, professionals and the general public, and to those who are interested in performing internships, academic thesis, research projects or field work.
If you want to know more about the projects we offer international volunteers, go to where we work or if your interests are projects for sea turtle, access sea turtle conservation.
Costs & Benefits
We offer environmental volunteer programs with a social commitment, regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality or profession, in control and protection activities of Protected Areas; research and conservation of Sea Turtles; awareness and environmental education, and the fight against forest fires.
Every year, around 2300 National and International Volunteers participate in our programs in parks and protected areas in general, beaches, forests optimizing conservation efforts in Costa Rica.
If you are a student or professional, you can perform you academic research requirements or doctoral thesis in our projects. The programs are also open for community work. Our Sea Turtle Conservation projects receive interns (students or professionals) interested in investing their time and specializing in sea turtle conservation.
In our Conservation Stations, we receive interns that are interested in investing their time to specialize in conservation and to fulfil academic requirements.
Our internship plan will bring you to a different world, where you can develop your potential. University can teach you, by interacting in real terms with your natural environment, surrounded by vegetation and unique wildlife.
We work in Sea Turtle conservation in 3 Conservation stations on the pacific coast of Costa Rica: Matapalo Beach; Montezuma Beach; Buena Vista Beach
All of which have the capacity to receive students and professionals who wish to learn, to work and to undertake research these species that are so important for the marine sustainability of the planet.
$15 per day, to cover the cost of meals and lodging. Subscription fee of $30, there are three rooms for three persons each. The rooms have electricity, potable water and a public telephone.
Volunteers must be aged 18 years old and over.
ASVO - Asociacion de Voluntarios para el Servicio en las Areas
P.O. Box 11384 - 1000 San José Costa Rica
Tel: ++(506) 258 443
Location:San José Costa Rica
Average cost per day: $15
Focus: Community, Conservation, Education and Marine biology
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking, some French is preferred