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Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer - Costa Rica

Hiring Organization:
Wild Sun Rescue Center

Date Posted:
2018-06-10

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 large-scale 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 caretakers is key. For that reason, we will only train long-term volunteers to interact with the animals. Volunteers and interns work 6 days a week for 6-8 hours a day, as needs dictate. Duties 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 at least 21 years old, physically fit, and able to work in all weather conditions. Prior experience is valued but not required, as all volunteers go through a formal training upon arrival. 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, however a $500 deposit is required to confirm your spot. Upon successful completion of your full 12 weeks, $400 will be returned to you ($100 goes toward the rescue center for the care of the animals).

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Full-term volunteers (12 week commitment) receive free lodging at Wild Sun Jungle Resort. You may cook your own meals in our shared kitchen, or you can opt in to a professional meal plan for $150/week.

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 for those on the meal plan, except for lunch and dinner on Saturdays. Most dietary needs can be accommodated. See www.wildsunjungleresort.com for more information and photos regarding accommodation.

Term of Appointment:
12 weeks

Application Deadline:
Rolling

Comments:
If you cannot commit to an entire 12 weeks, we do offer shorter-term volunteer appointments for a price.

Contact Jeremy (jeremy@wildsunrescue.com) for questions about packages and pricing. Direct all other inquiries and questions about volunteering to our site managers, Carmen and Ezra (carmen@wildsunrescue.org, ezra@wildsunrescue.org).

To apply online, visit http://www.wildsunrescue.org/volunteer-programs/volunteer-application/

Contact Information:
Carmen Atwater
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:
carmen@wildsunrescue.org

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