WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
The Frontier-Costa Wildlife Sanctuary project was established to support a dedicated local non-profit organisation working to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals, and secure their future release to the wild into protected areas.
As a volunteer you will help support the work of the local staff at the sanctuary taking care of a range of indigenous animals including sloths, armadillos, anteaters, wild cats, opossums, various primates, caiman, snake, birds of prey and toucan amongst others.
The centre has been responsible for the rehabilitation and release of hundreds of endangered animals since its establishment in 2008. Most of the animals that are sheltered in the centre have gone through traumatic experiences, often infants that have lost their mothers.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Upon arrival at the sanctuary you will receive an orientation and safety briefing, before being introduced to your wider responsibilities. As a volunteer, you could be involved with a wide range of activities supporting the work of the dedicated staff. The kinds of activities you may be involved with includes food preparation, feeding the animals, cleaning and repairing enclosures, training and observing the animals within the rescue centre. Depending upon the time of your volunteer placement, you may have the chance to work with different species of rescued animals so volunteers are asked to come with a flexible attitude and a desire to help out where they are needed most.
A typical volunteer work schedule will see you work 5 days a week from 7:30am to 4:00pm.
Long term volunteers (2 months or more) may also have the opportunity to contribute towards our animal reintroduction and release initiatives to protected areas.