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Nursery Assistant 4 weeks

We are looking for hardworking, mature, flexible, and healthy volunteers for our Nursery.

Workplace: Jaguar Rescue Center Nursery in Playa Chiquita

Minimum stay: 1 month

Professional skills: non required

JRC rehabilitates injured, sick, and orphaned animals and releases those who are restored to good health back to their natural habitat. With a focus on monkeys, sloths, other mammals, birds, and reptiles the JRC provides veterinary services, round-the-clock care, and comfort to animals that would otherwise be unable to survive in the rainforest or the sea of the Caribbean. In 2022 we received 966 animals.

You will be part of a team of approx. 5 nursery assistants, long-term volunteers and staff. We expect that you have carefully given thought to, and are comfortable with the sometimes-stressful environment of working full-time in an ICU facility, before applying for this position.

Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

  •   Cleaning enclosures.
  •   Stocking (i.e. food items, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, etc).
  •   Deep clean enclosures, cages/carry boxes.
  •   Prepare enclosures for new arrivals.
  •   Cleaning facilities, tools, equipment, etc.
  •   Enrichment.
  •   Preparing food plates and bottles.
  •   Babysitting/foster caring.
  •   Non Smoker
  •   Minimum 28 days of stay (be aware that you can only stay 90 days as a tourist in Costa Rica)
  •   Trial period: 15 days
  •   English is mandatory. Some level of Spanish is appreciated, but not required
  •   TB test certificate from your country or certificate of being vaccinated against TB
  •   International health insurance
  •   Minimum age is 18 yo
  •   There is a one-time applicant processing donation fee of $350 when you are accepted as a long term nursery volunteer. Your payment contributes directly to the running costs of the organization. Volunteers will be expected to pay a non-refundable 50% at least 2 months before to arrival to confirm their placement. The remainder 50% has to be paid at least one month before. As JRC is reliant on these fees, we regret that these fees are non-refundable
  •   Nursery Trainee Program
  •   Jaguar Rescue Center T-Shirt
  •   Volunteer Day
  •   Assistance certificate
  •   A visit to the ARA PROJECT
  •   Transportation from airport or town to rescue center
  •   Accommodations
  •   Meals
  •   Flights or airport taxes
  •   Visa costs
  •   Insurance
  •   Entertainment

We offer accommodation in Jaguar Inn hostel, next to de JRC. The price for long term volunteers is $20/night

The program always starts on Monday at 11:00am in the Jaguar Rescue Center, in Playa Chiquita.

You will spend the first couple of days being introduced to the JRC as a standard volunteer in the Sanctuary, before starting in the Nursery.

In the first days you will go through a training period with our Nursery manager.

Your work hours may be flexible, but you should expect to work 8 hours a day including lunch break (approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour).

The days you work can vary from week to week.

2 days off per week.

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Jaguar Inn

We offer accommodation for our volunteers located next to the Rescue Center. Jaguar Inn is a beautiful new hostel designed for your comfort and convenience.

Bright exterior rooms with garden views and 4 single beds, quality mattresses, sheets, towel, large capacity locker, individual reading light and plugs to charge your electronic devices. All of them are ensuite with hot shower and include mosquito nets.

In the common area (El Rancho) you can relax and share experiences with your fellow travelers from all over the world sitting on the comfortable sofas. You can prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen: cutlery and utensils, stove, oven, microwaves. There are several supermarkets close by and you can store your food and drinks in the refrigerators.

Of course the wifi internet connection is included and for your added security, we have a night guard.

The price for our volunteers is $20 + taxes per night.

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