Central west pacific
Reserve Conservation & Reforesting
Volunteering in Nature Conservation
This project needs is an amazing opportunity to help to develop something greater in sustainability and reforesting. JONA Abroad gets NO PROFIT out of this project and all payments go directly to the project. The owner looks for somebody close to nature and who cares about rescuing and reforesting the 770 hectare. If you want to stay here you will be almost alone and need the enthusiasm to bring your own afford into it. You will find food and a simple accommodation in his home and an absolutely great experience in an untouched area of Costa Rican Cloud forest.
In the lap of mountains at a river you can experience peace and quiet and the authenticity of the real Costa Rican culture. The project is a mountain lodge situated in a small community 13km from the pacific coast nearby Quepos- Manuel Antonio, a village which represents the rural areas of Costa Rica.
Also, you will be able to reconnect in an ambience of peace and relaxation, and explore the surroundings, which possess an impressive richness of rivers and waterfalls, as well as some magnificent views of Cerro de la Muerte and the coastal area of Quepos with clear weather.
Your tasks ?
Garden and reforesting
Restoring wildlife habitat
Tree nursery: Collect and propagate seeds
Planting native species such as trees, flowers or fruits and vegetables
Tree maintenance: Mulch and weed to help young seedlings thrive
Reforesting the plants of the area
Vegetable gardens: For longer stays, you may have the option to plant and raise much of your own food and develop the project
Grounds and infrastructure
Trail building and maintenance: Building steps, trail markers, signs and water runoff trenches or extend living facilities for visitors and workers
Rebuild the local church
Carpentry: Build benches, shelters or information boards
Building maintenance: Repair and improve existing buildings
Within the next 2 years I want to develop the area, the sustainability of this beautiful land. Also I would like to educate the community about how to manage a sustainable environment without destroying the land and killing animals. At the same time teach foreigners and the community how to live in balance with nature.
Able to work independently or in pairs and teams
Self motivated to move the project forward and to integrate own ideas
Comfortable living in a close knit community
21 years or older
Able to fund your food and accommodations for the duration of your stay
Commit to a minimum of 2 weeks
You will live in a very simple and rustic house. You have a simple kitchen and a simple bed here. There will be also at night. The wildlife is very active and also finds a way into the house. The landscape and the simple life of Cost Rica will change your life.