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Volunteer with Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica!

Hiring Organization:
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

Date Posted:
2017-07-11

Position Description:
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary is a small wildlife rescue organization in a popular surf & yoga town called Nosara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. SIBU?s main focus is the rehabilitation and release of golden mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata). Other wildlife that you might encounter includes raccoons, coatis and variegated squirrels. SIBU is also home to one collared peccary that will not be released.

When working at SIBU as a volunteer your main duties will be:
- Cutting and preparing vegetables and fruits for all the animals
- Feeding the animals and putting out fresh leaves
- Cleaning out the enclosures, removing old leaves
- Cleaning feeding bowls
- Cleaning kitchen and office
- Preparing hot water bottles for the night
- Doing ?monkey laundry?
- Assisting during educational tours

SIBU is only a small wildlife sanctuary, which means animal care will often not fill your day. You may be asked to assist with maintenance and housekeeping chores or computer work.
Working days start at 7am and end at 4pm with a 2-hour lunch break from 11am to 1pm. We strive to give each volunteer 2 full days off per week, but this might not always be possible.

There will be no direct contact with the monkeys as SIBU?s goal is to release all monkeys back into the wild.

Qualifications/Experience:
Volunteers must be 18+.
Volunteers need to be able to work both independently and in a team and be self-motivated(!). You shouldn?t be afraid to work hard and get hot, wet and dirty; work continues in all weather conditions.
Speaking Spanish is not a requirement, but it would be helpful during your stay.
Experience working with (wild) animals is a big plus, but a passion for animal welfare and wildlife is more important.

All volunteers need to have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and international health insurance.

Salary/funding:
This is a voluntary position. Starting from January 2018, a $100 fee is requested to contribute towards the maintenance of the volunteer casita.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Accommodation is provided for fulltime volunteers at our casita. There are 2 bedrooms available for volunteers with 2 beds in each room. It is likely that you will be sharing your room with another volunteer. Volunteers are responsible for their own meals. Rice & beans are usually available for lunch and dinner; a contribution of a bag of rice and a bag of beans during your stay is appreciated. Volunteers are responsible for keeping their own room, the living area and the patio clean.

Term of Appointment:
Minimum stay of 1 month (30 days)

Application Deadline:
Rolling ? First opening is August 3rd.

Comments:
Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a full confirmation from us.
SIBU does not receive any funding from the government or NGO?s, and is fully dependent on sponsors and volunteers.

Interested in a volunteer position? Please send an email to sibuvolunteer@gmail.com .

Contact Information:
SIBU Sanctuary
Santa Marta, Nosara, none
Costa Rica

Website:
http://www.sibusanctuary.org/

E-mail Address:
sibuvolunteer@gmail.com

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