Volunteer with Monkeys in Guanacaste

Do you love animals? How would you to take care of, feed, love, and rehabilitate Monkeys in Costa Rica? Global Crossroad has a unique volunteering with Monkeys opportunity in Guanacaste, Costa.

  • Volunteer abroad with Monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica starting at a low price of $140
  • Incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity to work closely with exotic animals in Costa Rica and make a real difference in their lives and futures
  • Highly reputable and recommended program, especially for true animal lovers with an adventurous spirit
  • Always feel safe and supported with our in country coordinator

When you sign up for the volunteer with Monkeys program in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in the wilderness near the beach on this exciting and unusual project. Many monkeys and other exotic and injured animals are brought to the project, where they are rehabilitated and released once they are back to full health. For this reason, the animals we have are always changing.

Volunteers all live at the project and get involved with various aspects of our work, such as helping to feed, clean and give general care to the animals. You will also work with premature efforts. The aim of this project is also to be self- sustaining. Food is continually being planted and harvested to feed the animals and volunteers of this amazing project. You may be asked to supply some of your own food or contribute between $5-$20 a week for food when home grown food supplies are not ready.

You will reside in a shared cabin or in a tent. There is a communal kitchen and two outdoor jungle showers. Surprisingly, we have very good Wifi! This will be a fulfilling and magical experience. The volunteering with monkeys opportunity in Guanacaste, Costa Rica will prove to be rewarding and highly satisfying. You will also have the time to explore all the wonders of this special country in Latin America. You will have time to go horseback riding, snorkeling, diving, hiking, or just relaxing surrounded by nature.

Role of Volunteer

You will start your day with a brief meeting at 7:00am to assign and discuss the day’s work. You will be in charge of helping with animals at the site, as well as eco-sustainability projects and the projects. This volunteer abroad with monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica requires 30 hours of work a week. You will be able to choose your shifts.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred (but not essential). Volunteers with limited or zero Spanish skills could enroll in our Spanish language program, as this will definitely enhance the entire volunteer experience - for them and the local project participants. Although there are no particular qualifications needed to take part in this volunteering overseas with monkeys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica project volunteers should have a serious interest in the work they will undertake, be calm, adaptable and open to new experiences.

Dates: Volunteer in Costa Rica

All volunteer programs in Costa Rica start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Costa Rica

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Costa Rica. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Costa Rica application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

  • Click here for Puntarenas/Cortes Fees
    • Comprehensive Traveler Insurance $3.49/day (for all locations)

    Airport Pickup /Transfer Packages for Puntarenas and –Ciudad Cortes, please click here to find the details

    We will manage the following airport transfer services for you:

    Option one: If you arrive in international Airport of Juan Santa Maria -SJO, Alajuela early in the morning (before 12 PM), you will be able to come to Ciudad Cortes in the same day by bus. In this case, it is possible to purchase the following pick up service package:

    Osa/Pick Up (same day service- for one person): $50

    Includes: airport picks up, transfer to the bus station, orientation and assistance and again to the bus station. The last time we recommend leaving from San Jose to Ciudad Cortes is on the bus at 2:30 PM (volunteer should land before 12:00 PM for this option)

    Option two: If you arrive after 12 PM in Alajuela, you will stay one night in Hostel Dorm Room in San Jose, before transferring to Ciudad Cortes the next day.

    Osa/Overnight Hostel Dorm Room with Transfer (for one person): $70

    Includes: Transfer to a hostel from the airport, where you will spend the night. Dinner will be provided. Overnight stay will be in 10 people mixed gender hostel dorm room, and transfer to a bus station in the morning. The orientation and assistance will be at the bus station.

    Option Three: If you arrive after 12 PM in Alajuela, you will stay one night in the family home (private room) in San Jose before transferring to Ciudad Cortes the next day.

    Osa/Overnight Family Home with Transfer (for one person): $90

    Includes: Picks up from the airport and transfer to a private family home to spend the night. Dinner will be provided. Transfer to the bus station in the morning, and orientation and assistance at the bus station.

    Program fees cover:
    • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
    • Food (local food 3 times a day)
    • In-country support
    • Personalized project
    • Pre-departure information
    • Certificate of completion
    • Fundraising ideas and letters
    • Discount for returning volunteers
    Program fees dont cover:
    • Visas
    • Airfare
    • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
    • Daily transportation
    • Airport return transfer
  • Click here for San Jose Fees
  • How your fee is allocated?

    The volunteering overseas in Costa Rica program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.