17.06. - 29.06.2019
The VERDIAZUL LIFE ASSOCIATION (AVIVE) is an independent non-governmental non-profit group born in 2010. The goal is to ensure the
conservation of threatened ecosystems and contribute to the well-being of communities who depend on them. The headquarter is located in
Playa Junquillal of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica and since 2001 working for the conservation of sea turtles and the Rio Nandamojo.
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 wasteRequired 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 headlightAccommodation
: 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.Location
: Junquillal Beach, Santa Cruz, GuanacasteMeeting Point and Time (very important to be on time that day)
FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, 2019 AT 8AM / IN FRONT OF NATIONAL THEATRE (TEATRO NACIONAL) IN SAN JOSÉ DOWN TOWN, BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE.How to get to Meeting Place
1-From the nearest airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, SJO)
a-take a bus of TUASA (on the way to San José, NOT to Alajuela, stop at the last station right in from of the Second Avenue, take a taxi from
this station and ask for National Theatre in San José downtown, it is only a couple of minutes away.
b-take a taxi and request National Theatre, it will take about 30 minutes depending traffic conditions, about US $ 25 or US $ 30.
2-From wherever else in San José
Just take a taxi and request National Theatre as well.
How to get to Junquillal:
From Hostel to Bus Station in San José:
-Volunteers will share taxis to get to the Bus Station of ALFARO at the Terminal 7-10 in San José. It will take 20 minutes as the most.
THEN, From Bus Station in San José to Santa Cruz:
-Volunteers will take a bus from San José to Santa Cruz in Guanacaste, which costs about 6500 CR Colones or ( US $ 12 ). It will take around 4
hours and a half.
FINALLY, From Santa Cruz to Junquillal Beach:
-Volunteers will take a local bus to get to Junquillal, which costs around 1050 CR Colones or ( US $ 2). It will take around 1 hour to get to final
destination. NOTE: Volunteers will be leaded by our ACI Supervisor during the entire trip.Lodging and Food during the Workcamp:
During Orientation Process (first night in San José): ACI Costa Rica will place the group of international volunteers in a Hostel located in San
José, very closed from ACI Office. Lodging and food will be covered by ACI Costa Rica.
During the time in JUNQUILLAL: The Project VERDIAZUL (with its Volunteers Lodge) at the Beach, will be more than happy to receive 15
international volunteers plus our ACI supervisor and leader of the group. The Project will supply three meals a day, and dorm rooms for the
entire group. Vegetarian food will be available.Extra Fee:
€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.
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