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Volunteer at Wildlife Sanctuary Costa Rica



We are a wildlife sanctuary located in Nosara, Costa Rica, that specializes in lifetime care for wildlife with disabilities and for those that cannot survive in the wild. The sanctuary’s work not only provides a safe home for those with no hope of a future in the wild, but also takes steps to improve their lives through specialized care focusing on specific disabilities and improving their movement and quality of life.

Volunteer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Wildlife at Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary will spend the rest of their lives here, so researching and developing enrichment projects is a top priority to ensure top quality of life. These can be related to the animals’ food: finding stimulating ways to feed the animals to recreate challenges they might face in the wild. The enrichment projects can also be related to entertainment and mental stimulation; reconfiguring habitats and building toys or objects for the animals to play with, interact with or climb over. All volunteers must have approval from management ahead of building and implementing enrichment projects.

Please note that direct contact with all wildlife is limited. If you are looking for a place to play and cuddle with monkeys, Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary is not the place for you. We require a minimum commitment of 1 month but prioritize candidates who can commit to 3 months or more. Currently we have 2 positions available for permanent team members, more detail can be provided upon request. Apply through our website.


Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary


We look for volunteers with a real passion for our project and the work we do, who not only want to help with the daily sanctuary chores but are also motivated to support our mission to prevent the devastating and often fatal wildlife electrocutions on power lines happening daily across Costa Rica. Volunteers should have a caring, positive attitude, showing incentive, focus and dedication. Volunteers should be able to work in tropic conditions such as heat, rain and in an insect filled environment.

Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
1 month minimum, 3 months preferred

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 21+

Volunteers who wish to live on-site can stay at the volunteer casita for $300 per month. Long term volunteers (staying for over 3 months) may be offered free accommodation and basic food costs covered after completing a successful probationary period of 3 months.

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