The Rainforest Biodiversity Group is looking for people with an interest in volunteering in Costa Rica from October to the end of December. Volunteers will help build infrastructure within 6 newly established nature reserves to prepare them to be a part of Costa Rica’s newest nature tourism venture, the Costa Rican Bird Route. Work will entail creating and/or maintaining trails, constructing benches and cabins, posting signs, assisting with the implementation of specific Action Plans written for each site, helping gather information for the creation of brochures which includes wildlife observations, and other various tasks. There is also the possibility of getting involved with local environmental education efforts. 

Detailed site profiles are currently be created. Free board can be provided by all of the sites, but only three of the six sites are able to cover food costs for the volunteers. At these locations, volunteers should expect to pay a small amount to their host for food costs. All other expenses are the responsibility of the volunteer. A stipend will not be able to be provided. 

We are looking for individuals who are able to commit to a minimum of four weeks to a given site. Our goal is to place two volunteers at each site, but 2 of the sites only have living accommodations for one volunteer. Couples are welcome to apply. Accommodations will be rustic. There may or may not be electricity, and hot water at the site. The site may be difficult to access and may be over 2 hours away from civilization. Volunteers are encouraged to have health insurance as Rainforest Biodiversity Group will not be responsible or cover any injuries or health needs. 

We are looking for people with Spanish speaking skills, construction experience, a spirit of adventure and a serious interest in having an effect on rainforest conservation and sustainable tourism development. If you would like to be a part of this exciting project that will preserve important rainforest habitat, please send a cover letter and resume to Holly Robertson of the Rainforest Biodiversity Group at  ([email protected].)  You can also check out the website being developed for the route is Costa Rican Bird Route (www.costaricanbirdroute.com)

We are also in need of assistance in the US.  We are seeking people to assist with:

  • Website maintenance

  • Fundraising

  • Grant seeking and grant writing

  • Developing bird monitoring programs

  • Developing relations with existing conservation organizations

  • Gathering information on bird tourism

  • Researching available real estate in CBSS

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If you are interested in volunteering with our organization in other capacities, please send an email to us at [email protected] Subject: Volunteer / Intern

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