Rainforest Volunteer Day
Get up Close with the Animals as You Help Out in a Sanctuary!
This volunteer tour with Kids Saving the Rainforest is the best way to give some hands on help to local animals while learning about the issues facing wildlife in Costa Rica, and of course have some fun. This organization is a safe haven for injured and orphaned animals like sloths, monkeys and birds with the goal of rehabilitation and releasing them back into the jungle. They also work in reforestation projects and to minimize threats to habitat.
Just 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio you’ll arrive at the tour site where you’ll meet your KSTR representative who will explain the tasks that you will be helping with. Then it’s off to help the staff and long-term volunteers with tasks like preparing food for the animals, cleaning or repairing enclosures, creating enrichment toys for the animals, animal research like observing behavior, organizing materials, etc. Larger groups may help with projects like trail maintenance and reforestation.
No experience is required. This activity is great for everyone, however the full day tour may be challenging for young kids. The half day option is 4 hours long and you will get to watch the feeding of a sloth and ask the staff questions. For the full day volunteer tour (8 hours) you will have a break at noon for a 1-hour typical lunch before continuing work on your projects.
*Part of the tour cost will be donated to KSTR to help them achieve their goals.
Note: For the well-being of the animals, volunteers will not be allowed to touch or feed any animals. KSTR’s projects vary week-to-week so your experience may differ depending on the day’s priorities. Tour does not operate on Tuesdays.
Includes: Round trip transportation, snack bag with water, typical lunch, bilingual host staff
Recommended attire: Casual/comfortable clothes, long pants, closed-toed shoes, sunglasses, hat, rain jacket, no jewelry or valuables
Bring: Additional snacks or your own lunch if you have food allergies or a restrictive diet, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera
*Prices reflect current low season rates and are subject to change. The price you are quoted by our sales representatives will be 100% accurate based on the exact time of your inquiry. Price is per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes: all taxes, domestic transportation, tours and hotels. Price does not include international airfare, optional travel insurance, or credit card payment service fee.