We need your help to protect the wildlife sanctuary that incorporates several neighboring pieces of land, including the “La Ceiba” reserve, the finca “Currè”(Tropica Verde e.V.), finca “Gabriel”, finca NINFA S.A. and One World.

And off course we need your help to maintain the self sustainable and educative permaculture farm on site so others can learn with us!

We currently accept volunteer positions. There are two options:

Short term stays includes: food three meals per day, accommodation (single and double rooms available), teaching, transport (shuttle service down to the main road and back twice a day), and one excursion to beaches, waterfalls, indigenous reserve etc. per week. You will also get tours and activities for discounted membership prices, not to be found anywhere else! Please contact us for more details! See the services page.

Long term stays have to be coordinated with us two to three months in advance. You will be asked to fill out an application form that will enable us to see if and how you fit in due to your skills and interests. These long term stays usually cover everything mentioned before but based on absolute self cost (ie.covering costs of living). Please inquire about actual costs, conditions and availability.

PLEASE CONTACT US AND INQUIRE: oneworldcostarica@gmail.com

Depending on how we negotiate and due to your skills, we might even exchange skilled work for food and accommodation and occasionally we even give you economic help, if you meet the requirements. Usually we get to know each other for a week first at short term prices and conditions and then later deduct that from your long term costs.

After that mutual “trial” time, we can figure out your individual conditions for a long term stay.

Long term stays are a unique way of achieving real skills and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. You are welcome to join our long term volunteer network and communicate with those who have already become members of the “tribe”.

These experiences will include:

Wildlife Sanctuary patrols, monitoring the rainforest and physical contact with wildlife in the farm, the sanctuary and at the local Rescue Center, living and working within a remote indigenous village, learning from a traditional Awá Shamán (an ethnobotanical indigenous doctor), real farm work skills, teaching at a local school, alternative construction amongst many others.

Please contact us for more information!

NOTE: Biodiversity is vital in the maintenance of a healthy ecosystem. Currently 1 in 8 birds, 1 in 4 mammals, and 1 in 3 amphibians face the threat of extinction! Our programs focus on the preservation of endangered plant and animal species and provide education to the local people so that they can implement long term successful approaches to conservation.

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