You will be working with local staff as they clean, feed and give medical attention to animals at the marine park, both in the aquarium and in the rescue centre. On site training for this gap year volunteer in Costa Rica programme will be given.
Day to day tasks vary greatly. Larger marine animals need to be scrubbed periodically to remove algae, and temperature and pH levels in tanks need to be monitored. Glass tanks and enclosures also need cleaned, and all the animals fed. If funds allow, you may be involved in constructing new enclosures for the rescue centre as well.
The main of the centre is to return animals into the wild since most of these creatures were previously neglected and mistreated.
Your schedule will be flexible, but you should be prepared to be active for 4-6 hours a day. You will have lunch with your local co-workers and can expect to be occupied between 9:00am in the morning until just before 4.00pm, depending on your schedule. This gives you plenty of time to immerse yourself in the project and to get to know your co-workers.
When confirming your dates please take note of Public Holidays in the Holidays section. During such times, there may be disruption to the programme, as we work with local organisations, and must be flexible to their needs.