About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workThe Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, located in Monteverde, is a project that combines conservation, ecotourism and education. This project is an example of a protected area that is administered by a small community which directly benefits from it. Thanks to the help of national and international volunteers, people from the community, and students, the Reserve has developed a good infrastructure of trails, a visitors”™ center, a store and a small restaurant. Many volunteers with technical and professional experience also help with environmental education and sustainable-development projects. -- Possible tasks for the volunteer: - Most work is done along with the crew of the Reserve on: ï‚· To maintain and to create trails ï‚· to repair infrastructure ï‚· To help with the reforestation project of the local high school ï‚· To assist at the main office in town with reservations and translations
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in a host family of the community, in in Santa Elena.
About the project locationSanta Elena of Monteverde (Puntarenas Province).
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. Extra : 15USD/week for transportation.