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Volunteer on Eco-Farm
Volunteer on Eco-Farm

Our eco farm welcomes everyone who would like to experience a vegetarian lifestyle. In our eco-conscious community, you will learn about hatha yoga, meditation, vegetarian cooking, organic agriculture, eco building, nutrition, Spanish and Portuguese languages, different kind of art and life, Veda philosophy. At our eco-farm you will […]

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Marine Surveys
Marine Surveys

We were founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. We achieve this goal primarily through our volunteer fish monitoring program, the Fish Survey Project. Participa […]

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Help Run Small Farm & Hostel
Help Run Small Farm & Hostel

We run a small farm (25 hec) 4.5 km from the paved road which leads from Temuco to Cunco. We offer accommodation and Chilean-German specialties to tourists mainly from September to April. Conversation here is mainly Spanish; you'll be fully integrated and will improve your "Chilean"-Spanish knowledge. Helmut (co-owner) speaks with th […]

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Summer Help on Husky Farm
Summer Help on Husky Farm

We are looking for help in summer 2015, from the beginning of January through April. We are a young company offering sled dog trips to tourists from all over the world. We have 52 dogs, cats, sheep, dugs and 3 cabins we rent out. There is daily farm work to do as well as you will learn everything about dog-training, maintenance and li […]

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Giant Otter Internship
Giant Otter Internship

The main objective of this project is to raise information about giant otter biology, ecology and conservation through radio-telemetry. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of data collection that take place during the period of the internship. The intern is expected to treat all data-collecting activities […]

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Help Protect Wild Fauna
Help Protect Wild Fauna

Since 1970 there have been multiple efforts to conserve the different ecosystems that exist in Costa Rica, with the result that by 2010 52% of the cover in the country was forest. However, the fast economic and population growth in recent decades has led to an increase in infrastructure such as roads and power lines, often located in […]

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Volunteer in Eco-Reserve or Office
Volunteer in Eco-Reserve or Office

We are looking for motivated and committed volunteers to help us in a 4000 hectare private reserve or in our main office. The reserve provides a natural shelter to a great diversity of flora and fauna with, among others, jaguars, tiger-cats, pumas, monkeys, reptiles and more than 300 bird-species. This rich biodiversity and healthy ec […]

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Volunteer at Yoga Monastery
Volunteer at Yoga Monastery

The architecture and way of life at our yoga monastery is based on the Vedic culture of India. Volunteers can help with organic farming, vegetarian cooking, baking, and art, and are asked to work a minimum of 6 hours per day. We can also provide yoga and philosophy classes. […]

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Volunteer in Forest and Marine Reserve
Volunteer in Forest and Marine Reserve

We have been working since 1999 and co-manage a 95 acre forest reserve and a marine reserve that contains an 11km long section of barrier reef, an adjacent patch reef, sea grass, and submerged mangrove habitats. Depending on seasonal needs, volunteers help with littoral forest and mangrove restoration, trail maintenance, construction […]

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Amphibian and Reptile Research
Amphibian and Reptile Research

Volunteers are required to assist with data collection for a dissertation research project on community composition of amphibians and reptiles over the course of tropical secondary forest succession. This experience will be beneficial to any students interested in research in ecology, herpetology, and the tropics. Costa Rica has a ric […]

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Green Turtle Monitoring in the Galapagos
Green Turtle Monitoring in the Galapagos

We monitor the nesting of green turtles at two key sites on the Galapagos Islands. The monitoring and study of these nesting sites enables us to update information on the behaviour of a nesting colony during the breeding season, assess their conservation status and establish the reproductive success of nests deposited during the seaso […]

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GIS Specialist Intern
GIS Specialist Intern

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a GIS Specialist Intern to join our research and monitoring team. We are an NGO working to protect some of the most pristine coastal and marine ecosystems in Central America, including the healthiest coral reef in the whole Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. We work by building local capacity for […]

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