About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workFUDEBIOL is a grass roots organization located in the small village of Quebradas, which is located near to the town of San Isidro in El General Valley. This valley is surrounded by high mountains such as Cerro de la Muerte (3491 meters above sea level) and the highest mountain of Costa Rica, Chirripó at 3820 meters. The town of Quebradas was founded by farmers. Today, many people work in the closest town, San Isidro. They also make a living from agricultural products such as coffee, sugar cane, fruits and vegetables. The Biological Center of Quebradas is managed by FUDEBIOL (Fundación para el Desarrollo del Centro Biológico Las Quebradas), which is a non-profit grass roots organization launched in 1989. Their mission is to stop the deforestation of the Quebradas River basin, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón. In the Center, they have also built an educational hub. The project site is located 3km uphill from the community of Quebradas, between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level. Possible tasks for the volunteer: ï‚· To maintain the garden of medical plants ï‚· To maintain the (Butterfly) Garden ï‚· To maintain the channel around the lagoon ï‚· To maintain the trails inside the Reserve ï‚· To clean and to maintain green areas ï‚· To make new informative wooden signs for the trails ï‚· To plant flowers and trees and others on the access road ï‚· To paint and to maintain the buildings
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in Quebradas, Perez Zeledon.
About the project locationLas Quebradas, San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón (Southern Costa Rica).
Extra info about the projectExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 237.50 USD (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free