Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer Program in Domincal, Costa Rica

Company : Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Location : Costa Rica
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 0 to 0 $ Dollars (US)

Our sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife here in Costa Rica. 

We accept volunteers from all over the world, who can commit to a minimum stay of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work closely with animals that most people only dream of! You can help with food preparation, cleaning and feeding, providing environmental enrichment, clinical procedures, pre-release monitoring, behavior observation, record keeping, marketing, fundraising, maintenance and so much more!

The center is situated on a mountain in the heart of the jungle and is within walking distance of Villas Alturas Hotel which offers spectacular views of the South Pacific Ocean. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary has enclosures for over 75 animals and was designed with the assistance of the Costa Rican government. The wildlife we rehabilitate is cared for by our professional team of qualified staff. We also operate a dynamic volunteer program along with educational programs for local and national schools and international universities. Additionally, we provide guided sanctuary tours where you and your family can learn about the amazing wildlife of Costa Rica and the work that we do to protect it.

We are a non-profit organization and every visitor, volunteer and donor directly helps provide food, housing and veterinary care to a diverse range of native animal species.

Start Dates

All Year Round

Costs / Benefits

While you come to volunteer, you get a whole experience. Your costs cover meals prepared by a chef, local and worldwide cuisine, opportunities to learn in our educational presentations, trips to the local beaches, waterfalls, and more.


Minimum age of 18 required

Booking / Enquiry

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary Wildlife 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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