About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workDescription: The Toucan Rescue Ranch's (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and when possible, release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education and research so a brighter tomorrow is promised to the incredible animals of Costa Rica´s rainforests. The Toucan Rescue Ranch was established in 2004 by Leslie Howle and Jorge Murillo as a rescue centre for toucans and other birds. Nonetheless, the rescue centre quickly expanded to owls and other wildlife. In 2007, a baby sloth, Millie, arrived and was solely in Leslie and Jorge´s care. Millie is initially what transformed the Toucan Rescue into a wildlife rescue. Leslie and Jorge work as a team alongside a small staff, caring for resident rescues and new arrivals. Possible tasks for the volunteer: All volunteers start the day chopping fruit and vegetables for the day´s feedings. Depending on the number and chopping skills of the volunteers, this can take a few hours. When the day´s food is ready, they move on to other activities. Other activities vary depending on the current needs of the ranch and the volunteer's background and personality. ï‚· Feed the wildlife (including food preparation) ï‚· Cleaning enclosures ï‚· Enclosure enrichment ï‚· Help with yard maintenance ï‚· Office work ï‚· Start a project
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in the project. In a volunteer house with more volunteers
About the project locationSan Isidro de Heredia. Province of Heredia.
Extra info about the projectExtra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay 295 USD (camp fee 145 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 145 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.