THE ARA PROJECT BREEDING CENTRE
WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?
Volunteers will be expected to help with preparing food and feeding parrots as well as cleaning and maintaining aviaries. Providing new branches for enrichment is a weekly task and there may be opportunities to collect wild food.
HOW LONG CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?
We ask for a minimum stay of one month. This may be extended if everything works out.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS, IF ANY, DO I REQUIRE?
No qualifications required
WILL I NEED TO KNOW ANOTHER LANGUAGE?
English. Spanish is helpful but not necessary
HOW DO I GET TO YOUR LOCATION?
We are located at Punta Islita on the Nicoya Peninsula. You can get here by bus from San Jose.
ARE THERE ANY COSTS INVOLVED TO VOLUNTEER?
Click HERE to find out up to date costs and requirements for volunteering with ARA.
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ME?
Comfortable basic accommodation is provided on site at our volunteer house. The team buy and cook communally and you will be expected to contribute cooking and cleaning.
WHAT WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE THERE?
We are located in a beautiful valley with many other birds can be seen. The beach is within walking distance and there you will see seabirds. Punta Islita is a release site for Scarlet Macaws and you’ll be working with those birds daily.
WHAT ATTRACTIONS CAN I EXPERIENCE DURING FREE-TIME?
Punta Islita is quiet isolated but the beach is magnificent. Weekend shopping trips are to Samara where you will have the opportunity to get surf lessons or do a yoga class.
The ARA Project is an organisation dedicated to the conservation and re-introduction of the Scarlet Macaw and Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica.
For more information on The ARA Project – Breeding Centre, please visit www.thearaproject.org
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