Endeavor to ensure the conservation of the ecosystems in which they work in communion with the welfare of human communities that depend on them, seeking to ensure harmony between humans and environment.
Junquillal is a very important breeding in Pacific Costa Rica of endangered leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), black (Chelonia mydas agassizii) and Loras (Lepidochelys olivacea) area. Looking mitigate poaching of turtles and get increase the welfare of the local population Junquillal, Life verdiazul Association takes up the conservation project of Pacific leatherback turtles (CBP) to ensure optimal conditions for nesting turtles through active conservation community support.
Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• The work of night patrols along the beach and nesting sites for turtles
• Monitoring of nests
• Ensure that hatchlings born will not die before reaching the sea
• Supporting the reforestation program and adaptation to climate change
• Keep the beach clean of waste
International and local volunteers stay at the volunteer house from the project, in the VERDIAZUL Headquarters in Junquillal, near the beach. The placement has all services including Wi-Fi access. If the group becomes big, more than 10 volunteers, local hotels could be the option as well, it always depends on the availability. Vegetarian food will be available. 3 Meals per day are provided.
This beach is less developed, with three kilometers of white sand, coconut trees and pastures. Playa Junquillal is located in downtown Guanacaste Costa Rica. There are many hotels and restaurants for elegans. Playa Junquillal is a small hidden paradise and the pacific coast of Guanacaste. All readings can still see the magnificent sunsets on the horizon!
This is an ideal beach for a quiet stroll along the shore, or admire the sunset at the end of the day! In Playa Junquillal, you can find a lot of fascinating excursions, and there are many! A nearby tourist attraction is the Las Baulas National Park, in Playa Grande, next to Tamarindo.
ACI Costa Rica is a non-profit organization founded in 1967, whose main goal is to promote programs of intercultural learning and international volunteer service (IVS) for people from all around of the world, facilitating their experience in social and ecological projects, developing global citizens.
ACI wants to contribute to solidarity and friendship between the different societies of our globalized world, to sustainable human development, and personal growth of our participants.
Our organization is an active full member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE), a federation of more than 40 intercultural and IVS organizations located in the five continents. ICYE Headquarters are placed in Berlin, Germany. The federation of ICYE has been recognized as International Peace Messenger by the United Nations.
ACI Costa Rica has developed partnerships with other networks and programs such as: The Committee of Coordination of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), associate to UNESCO, The Alliance of European Organizations (ALLIANCE), Volunteering Matters from United Kingdom (VM), VolontEUROPE, Weltwärs from the German government, and ERASMUS + from the European Union.
The experiences we promote are mainly focused on incoming and outgoing programs, involving long and short-term periods, for groups and individuals. These programs are managed in cooperation with our local Costa Rican networks, partner organizations and communities such as: The Federation of Social Organizations (FOS) and YO ME UNO from the private initiate, and others.
Required skills and interests of the volunteer:
• English or Spanish knowledge may be very helpful to communicate
• Be willing to work and learn, to be proactive and dynamic
• Have strong environmental values, love nature
• Good physical condition, be willing to walk from 2 to 4 hours per day.
• Willingness to live in rural and simple accommodation
• Medical and travel insurance (required)
• Willing to collaborate in activities outdoors and field work
• Mosquito repellent / after bite cream / Sun block and Rain coat
• Closed shoes and extra shoes like flip flops (to walk on the beach on night patrols)
• Black or dark clothes (for night patrols) and Work clothes (that you don´t mind getting dirty)
• Flashlight with red filter (mandatory), is recommended headlight
€190 is required for administration costs of ACI Costa Rica and the workcamp, it includes
-Lodging and food during the workcamp.
-Official Activities during the schedule of the workcamp.
-Guidance by a Group Supervisor of ACI during the workcamp.
Local transportation, international insurance and airfare will be covered by the volunteer.
NOTES: -Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.
-Volunteers can stay longer (if wished) traveling in Costa Rica after the finishing or before the starting of the WorkCamp.
-We recommend volunteers to get the airfare to leave Costa Rica one day after the WorkCamp finishes, not the same day, to avoid losing the flight since the transfer of the community to the airport can last some hours.
Dollars are accepted as well.