RAINSONG VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Tel # (+506) 8884 8444 Jeremy
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Jeremy at Rainsong.
Special Opportunity for Responsible
Person/s with Leadership skills
- Rainsong is seeking a long-term (2 months minimum)
animal care supervisor
- No experience necessary, but you must be a mature
person able to work well with others in harmony with
your responsibilities as a supervisor
- Housing and basic groceries provided free (rice,
beans and veggies)
- No volunteer donation required
- Free housing
- A stipend for living expenses is possible after a
trial period of 2 months
- Please email Jeremy directly if you are interested
in this opportunity:
Since March of 2005 we have been taking in injured
and/or abandoned wildlife. We have also treated and
numerous animals & birds Those with
permanent handicaps are being cared for in
comfortable habitats. We spend many hours each day
caring for the wildlife in the rescue center. The
volunteers help us with this. We are continually in
the process of clearing brush, landscaping, and
building more animal habitats for the hospital and
breeding areas. We have a tremendous amount of work
to do, and usually have 6 or more volunteers
helping. We can always use more, so please contact
us if you would like to help. Our project is unique,
so you will have the pleasure of knowing that your
efforts have had a major impact on a world renowned
While you're here,
enjoy the nearby beaches, nature tours, waterfalls,
and hiking in virgin forest.
Learn tropical gardening (biodynamic, permaculture,
co-creative...), animal husbandry, camping and
treking skills, reflexology, identification and
gathering of exotic fruits, wild edibles, and native
medicinals, wildlife studies, building natural
shelters, and help with learning conversational
many free activities: fishing and snorkeling
excursions to Isla Cabuya, jungle and waterfall
trips, wildlife hikes, and other group activities.
Plus, enjoy volunteers' discounts for nature tours
by horse, fishing and snorkeling trips by boat, boat
tours, entrance to Montezuma Butterfly Gardens, and
We will make every
effort to ensure that you enjoy your visit to
Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary !!!
Click here for Lodging
TO NATURE & ENJOY !!!
to download the Volunteer Application form.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SEND US THE VOLUNTEER
APPLICATION TO: email@example.com
Minimum stay -- one
4 hour workdays, 6
days a week (animal care, landscaping, gardening,
are assigned according to their talents and
(minimum stay - three months) can choose work
exchange (helping 6 hours daily, 36 hours weekly)
and pay no lodging fee in dorms.
Regular Bus Service to Montezuma and bus connections
to other destinations, and bus to the Paquera ferry
distance of Rainsong and all the lodging options:
*** Rainsong now
has wireless internet access, so bring your laptop
if you like !
We do not provide meals.
All volunteers are responsible for the preparation
of their own meals.
Kitchen facilities are provided in all lodging
Groceries run around $5 day for a simple diet (rice,
Budget more for chicken, fish, meat, eggs, cheese,
potato chips, etc.
Aunt Lila at the Soda Delfin Restaurant offers meals
to volunteers for only $5 pp.
It is Rainsong policy that all volunteers
have a travelers' insurance policy in the case of
Bring a copy of your policy and present it to
Rainsong staff upon your arrival at the Sanctuary.
Keep the original with you.
FOR LESS HASSLES...
DO NOT BRING TRAVELLERS CHECKS.
THEY ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE, EVEN IN THE
BRING A VISA ATM BANK CARD, OR U.S. DOLLARS ($20´s,
or $100´s, no $50´s - favorite bill of
DO NOT ARRIVE IN CABUYA WITHOUT U.S.DOLLARS (CASH -
20's) or C.R. COLONES.
There is no bank in cabuya or nearby.
The nearest bank is in cobano, a 2 hour bus ride
each way from cabuya.
we suggest that you have your tetanus
vaccine up to date.
for a link to the CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS TO COSTA RICA.
for a link to the U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT travel
advice for costa rica.
All Rainsong volunteers will be required to donate
$150 per week to help us cover our increasing costs
for maintaining the animals in the Rescue Center.
This $150 per week is in addition to any lodging fee
the volunteers pay.
Until we acquire funding thru grants, our project is
funded only by donations (and Jeremy's personal
We hope to attract volunteers who are truly
motivated to help the project.
Please cooperate with this policy.
Many conservation projects throughout the world
acquire funding by charging volunteers hundreds of
dollars weekly (or more !), so $150 per week is a
small donation to ask for.
Do not come to Rainsong unless you are willing to
MINIMUM DONATION - $150
$150 is very little help these days. So we ask
volunteers staying for less than one week to make a
more significant donation: $150 per person.
To ensure that your lodging reservation is
confirmed, please comply with our procedures:
Due to the amount of "no-shows" we´ve experienced...
we require your donation in advance.
Send the total U.S.$ amount for your entire stay.
(for 1-2 weeks - $300pp), (for one month- $600pp),
Upon receipt of your donation, Rainsong will make
your lodging reservation at Rainsong or Rosaura's
To make a deposit (donation) payment you can send
the $ via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need us to send an invoice first, let
us know. Once completed, send an email ,
subject title : JEREMY--DEPOSIT, confirming the
In this email send
again your exact date of arrival, lodging choice and
estimated length of stay.
We will confirm by email the receipt of your deposit
Your lodging fees will be due upon your arrival.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION !!!
Much thanks to all
the volunteers who have already donated $$$ to help
us continue our effort to save the wildlife in our
Mary's facebook [open to public] :
PETITIONS AND CONSERVATION ALERTS SITE:
Petitions For Animal Rights
PLEASE make time to sign these petitions!
Together we can better the future of mother
earth and all living beings that call her HOME!
[All rainsong volunteers are requested to read
over the NOTES posted on this facebook site, for
an insight into the conservation issues we are
challenged by in costa rica ]
Day in the Life at Rainsong" by Mary.
Testimonials by volunteers.
Rainsong needs one or two
long-term volunteers to supervise animal care and
volunteers' tasks (including gardening,
landscaping, and reforestation projects).
MINIMUM COMMITTMENT -- 6 MONTHS
Lodging in our co-ed dorm provided FREE.
We will help you with visa renewals (every 3
If you commit to a 2-year stay, we will help you
with a provisional permit.
You MUST LOVE ANIMALS, be caring, and be a
responsible, mature person.
NO PARTY ANIMALS !!!
If you are interested in this option, send an
email to us, subject title -- JEREMY-SUPERVISOR.
We will also help with acquiring internship
credits with your school, if you are a student, or
We urgently need help with
If you have experience & are interested in
helping, please send JEREMY an email.
Students of forestry, botany, environmental
sciences, and other related fields:
we need to inventory the trees on our farm AND the
Reserva Cabo Blanco for our Re-Introduction
Please send JEREMY an email if you are interested
in this task.
subject title : JEREMY - FORESTRY INVENTORY
Click here for Lodging
Click here for Travel
Click here for a list of
what to bring.
For urgent messages
to volunteers or EMERGENCIES call Rainsong.
+506 8884 8444 ask to speak to Jeremy.