Located in Londres in the area of Quepos, Province of Puntarenas, 6 kilometers on the left-hand side crossing the bridge over Savegre River.
This area is one of the areas with the highest biodiversity on the earth, where over 400 species of trees can be found, as well as 2000 species of plants. You can encounter jaguars, tapirs, wolfs, ocelots, manatees, sloths and monkeys. You can also find a wide variety of exotic birds such as parrots, cormorants, hawks and ibis. It´s important to point out that during the rainy season the abundance of water in the dense parts of the forest allows the animals to survive more easily, while during the dry season, these have to move to the areas close to the beach to survive. Some of the animals are nocturnal, which makes them hard to see during the day.
The Volunteer Programa in the Community of Silencio de Quepos is a program administered by COOPRENA & SIMBIOSIS TOURS, and its goal is to generate socioeconomic development for the families of the community as well as the conservation of the natural resources of the lower River Savegre Basin.
This Program provides the volunteer with basic knowledge on conservation processes as well as taking care of animals at the shelter, getting them ready to be reintegrated in their natural environment. This is achieved through practical activities in an organized process guided by inhabitants of the community of Silencio de Quepos. Through this Program, the volunteer will have direct contact with the natural environment, with the animals at the shelter and with the local family they will stay with during the Program.
Provides the volunteer with basic knowledge on the local culture and at the same time uses the knowledge of the volunteer to generate new skills among the locals. This is donde through practical activities in an organized process guided by inhabitants of the community of Silencio de Quepos. Through this Program, the volunteer will have direct contact with children, adolescents and women of the community, as well as through the tourism Project of the cooperative as well as spend time with the local family they´re staying with.
[info]Those interested should send a request indicating the selected program to our offices in San José, Costa Rica, directed to Isaac Alfaro, Coordinator, or contact us by phone at (506) 22-90-86-51 / (506) 87-25-70-00; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org[/info]