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Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer - Costa Rica

Hiring Organization:
Wild Sun Rescue Center

Date Posted:
2017-09-15

Position Description:
Wild Sun is a non-profit organization in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We are not only dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our local wildlife but also to reintroduction of locally extinct species and other conservation projects. Preserving biodiversity and ecosystem balance are at the core of what we do.

For the benefit of the animals in our care, consistency with their handlers is key. That's why we will only train long term volunteers to interact with animals.

Volunteers work 6 days a week for 6-8 hours a day, as needs dictate.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

-Animal husbandry
-Diet preparation
-Enclosure building/maintenance
-Cleaning and upkeep of center
-Social media and graphic design work
-Educational programming

Qualifications/Experience:
Applicants must be physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions. Prior experience is valued but not required. Strong work ethic, flexibility, positive attitude, and a passion for animals are a must.

Salary/funding:
This is a volunteer position. We offer free lodging in exchange for a 12 week commitment.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Meals and lodging are provided at the Wild Sun Jungle Resort. Rates are variable depending on length of stay.

Short Term Volunteer (2 weeks): $420/wk including room and board
Long Term Volunteer (4-10 weeks): $210/wk including room and board
Full Term Volunteer (12 weeks): Lodging is free and you may cook in our shared kitchen or tack on a meal plan for $150/wk.

Wild Sun is a beautiful, ocean view property with a yoga deck, infinity pool, on site rescue center and various common areas among 5 acres of land next to the Cabo Blanco National Park. We have a private chef who will prepare all meals except for lunch and dinner on Saturdays. Most dietary needs can be accommodated.

See www.wildsunjungleresort.com for more information and pictures regarding accommodation.

Term of Appointment:
2-12 weeks, beginning July 29, 2018

Application Deadline:
Rolling

Contact Information:
Jeremy Levine
Del Super Chicho, 100m al sur, 700m al oeste
Cabuya, none 60111
Costa Rica

Telephone Number:
2642-1319

Website:
http://www.wildsunrescue.com

E-mail Address:
jeremy@wildsunrescue.com

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