Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Costa Rican wildlife.

The Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that gives animals a second chance at life. Our dedicated staff and selfless volunteers work tirelessly to help these animals heal, keep them safe, rehabilitate them, and eventually re-release them into their natural habitat in the Costa Rican rainforest.







At our center, we try to provide the best possible environment for the animals and we are keen to improve the conditions in every way we can. With the new center, we are now taking another step towards our goal to provide natural living conditions for the animals and we are happy to see the center developing. In order to be able to improve the conditions further, we are interested in feedback, ideas and questions from former employees, volunteers, or anyone who is interested in the welfare of animals.

If you have any suggestions or questions concerning the center, please contact us.



If you want to Volunteer with us please send us an email with details on:

Name:                             Age:                        

Arrival Date:              Departure Date:             Total days:

How did you hear about the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center?

Why do you want to volunteer with us?

What is your experience with animal welfare, animal handling or wildlife rehabilitation? (If possible, name the species).

Please note that the minimum amount of days to join the volunteer program is 7 days. It is free to volunteer with us, all that we require is 35 USD a day for your accommodation and three meals a day. The donation is please to be paid on arrival. We want to point out that volunteering with us will give you a lot of experience in a number of tasks regarding animals welfare and rehabilitation and does not revolve solely staying with the animals.

When we receive your arrival/flight information we will reserve your spot for you, and please make sure to confirm your arrival time to us the day before your arrival and if you want airport pick up or not. 

If you have others question

Thank you for taking the time and interest and we look forward to hearing from you!



Vacancy: Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic positive person to join our team at the rescue center to help coordinate and run the volunteer program and assist in the day to day management of the rescue center.

The candidate needs to be flexible, outgoing and independent, over 20 years of age and willing to commit for at least 3 months or more. English is essential and Spanish is a big plus.


Duties would include:

  • Meeting and greeting new volunteers on arrival and giving them a tour of the center

  • Pastoral support for volunteers; make sure the volunteers are happy and help solve problems that pop up (everything from too much rice in the diet to wanting to volunteer with a certain animals at the center)

  • Encourage, organize and sometimes deliver workshops and presentations regarding the enrichment, animal care, rescue techniques and conservation efforts in Costa Rica or globally, at least once a week.

  • Making sure volunteers know and follow their job descriptions, making sure proper protocol is followed to maintain good animal welfare techniques

  • Overseeing the blog; including posting photos and updates weekly in order to increase our online presence to increase donations and visiting volunteers

  • Organize and run social evenings at least once a week consisting of for example a simpler party, a bonfire night, charades, games, pizza in town etc.

  • Assist the Manager with day to day running of the rescue center and care for the animals

  • Get feedback from leaving volunteers, log and discuss it with manager and staff at the rescue center.


Please note that this is a good opportunity for anyone wanting experience of wild animal rescue. You will be a member of staff and expected to act as such. This is an unpaid position with accommodation, food and training provided on site.


Please email a cover letter, a reference letter and CV to




Marielos Morice Poveda : +506 83050069

Bernal Lizano: +506 8892 6771




Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center

400mts south from Rio Tizate

Cebadilla de Turrucares Alajuela