Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Program in Domincal, Costa Rica

Company : Alturas Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Program
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: Costa Rica
Location : Costa Rica
Duration: 1 week to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 250 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)

Our program is unique, we offer our volunteers both the experience to help with the animals and the opportunity to enjoy Costa Rica on their free time.

Our mission at the Alturas Animal Sanctuary is to give animals the best quality of life possible in captivity and care for the daily needs. Our ultimate objective is to help and then release these animals back into the wild once they are ready to return.

The Sanctuary employs full time local staff but they are always in need of assistance with general operations. Our staff are often over stretched with daily care so the extra assistance from the volunteers allow them to focus on long term plans and extend their care to more animals that may need more direct attention during their stays at the Sanctuary.

The Love and Passion provided by the volunteers allows the center to run more smoothly and offers beneficial support for the animals that need more attention and care. The commitment and devotion volunteers bring and provide for the animals allow the full time staff to continue to fulfill the many tasks associated with the daily operations.



  • Every day will differ, but general wildlife rescue volunteer tasks may include:
  • Feeding and providing the animals with water and feed:
  • Assisting in the general maintenance cleaning the enclosures, etc.:
  • Preparing specific food mixtures for the animals:volunteer-working
  • Various maintenance work for the facility in general



While experiencing the Alturas Animal Rescue Volunteer Program all volunteers will be staying at the Alturas Villas Resort in the small beach town called Dominical.  Dominical is a very popular beach location for surfing and travelers who desire to visit the southern zone in Costa Rica.



We offer several different plans for you to stay at the sanctuary as a volunteer. Our program fees start at $445.00 double occupancy, all inclusive, for a one week experience with us. Please visit our website for more lodging & rates information.



While attending the volunteer program there are a few different lodging options.  All accomodations are located onsite at the Villas Alturas 5 star Resort  and offer all inclusive packages depending on your budget. 


Start Dates

All Year Round


- Minimum age is 18 years of age and older not accompanied by an adult.
- If you have a special skill you would like to use while visiting us, please let us know

Booking / Enquiry

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Alturas Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Program Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Program in Domincal, Costa Rica Reviews

DO IT!!!!

I stayed for 4 weeks and had an amazing time. I fed the animals, took care of the sick and wounded together with the vet, helped with maintenance projects and had a month full of good experiences. The staff is nice and cool, the accommodations are nice and cozy.
I would recommend volunteering here :)

By: Bar
Nationality: Israeli
Age: 23

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