Sea Turtle Conservation

A Broader View programs in Costa Rica engage volunteers in conservation work helping the endangered sea turtle populations on both the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Volunteers will be actively involved in nightly beach patrols, digging holes, moving sand, and charting nesting patterns of the turtles, recording births and also during the release phases. This is a challenging program. There are odd work hours, primitive living conditions, cabana living accommodations, however the setting cannot be beat.

Most national parks offer on-site shared volunteer accommodations. These living conditions are basic, but clean and comfortable. Running water is available and communal washrooms. Meals are provided 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including beans, rice, grains, meat and vegetable. This is a rustic, adventure location and require people about o adapt to the basic conditions. A two week minimum program is requiered to a maximum of 6 weeks. Volunteers need to bring their own bedsheets/pillows

Costa Rica: Sea Turtle Pacific

The projects range from very secluded locations that require 4/4 vehicles and boats to access the program area to those closer to towns.  Volunteers participate on the sea turtle preservation including monitoring and registering nesting patterns, record keeping of eggs, moving eggs to the hatchery, beach patrols, freeing of the newborns to the ocean. Experience not required, but anticipate strange work hours (middle of the night!) and lots of time spent on the beach.  * Most births occur between July and November.



Internship descriptions: With the collaboration of volunteers through internship projects we get the chance to continually improve the development of the investigation projects, pursuing conservation of resources in areas of biological importance in the Central American tropics.  We need people who want to have a rewarding experience doing an internship or a gap year project on behalf of the natural resources of Costa Rica and the world. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the culture, language, food and hospitality of Costa Rica in the Latin American context.


This park is the most important area in the entire west half of the Caribbean for the nesting of the green turtle. Volunteers participate on the sea turtle preservation including monitoring and registering nesting patterns, record keeping of eggs, moving eggs to the hatchery, beach patrols, freeing of the newborns to the ocean. Experience not required, but anticipate strange work hours (middle of the night!) and lots of time spent on the beach.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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