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The Corcovado Foundation sea turtle conservation and volunteering program offers the opportunity to actively participate in the conservation of endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa Peninsula.

Throughout the year the organization’s focus may change, but the July through December 2017 program focused on sea turtles, and they help with this focus annually. They regularly have a number of conservation programs running. Volunteers are supported with free time for tours of the region as well.

Sea Turtle volunteers take part in sea turtle conservation activities, including night patrols, relocating nests, recording scientific data, tagging of turtles, nest exhumations and the liberation of hatchlings. You may also be required to work on eco-tourism, environmental education and construction activities.

The organization also needs hostel volunteers willing to run the hostel and sell tours — profits from this directly support the organization’s mission to increase the protection of wild areas, promote environmental education, sustainable tourism and community participation through the sustainable use of natural resources in the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.

Opportunity types

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Minimum time commitment one month


Volunteers pay $35 to $40 per night (depending on the project you visit), and this covers your lodging and three meals during your stay.


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