Programs and Rates
Pricing Local Volunteers (minimum 3 months)
Volunteering is free. We ask for a fully refundable $300 deposit upon successful completion of the agreed upon term.
Pricing 2-4 week Volunteers
Shared Simple Room - $625 per week (includes meal plan)
Shared Deluxe Room - $825/wk (includes meal plan)
Pricing 6-11 Week Volunteers
Shared Simple Room– $420 per week (includes meal plan)
Shared Deluxe Room– $620 per week (includes meal plan)
A 25% non-refundable deposit for your program fee is required to make a reservation. We will send you an invoice via PayPal after your application has been approved. **Please do not make any travel plans until you after your deposit is made and you receive confirmation from us.**
For special inquiries and requests, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your circumstance, and we will do our best to assist.
La Escuela Del Sol offers additional courses to volunteers of the Wild Sun Rescue Center. You may add on any one course per week of Spanish ($300), surfing ($300) or yoga ($100) subject to availability. This will be determined one week in advance on a first come first served basis. 12 week volunteers (full term or interns) are extended a 50% discount on all classes.
Full Term Volunteer Program (12 weeks+)
Anyone over 20 years old is welcome to apply. Full Term Volunteers commit to at least 12 full weeks of service. If you can make that commitment, accommodation is free and you may use our shared kitchen to cook your own food. You may also choose to opt-in to the meal plan for $80/week.
We ask for a $600 deposit to reserve your position. $200 is kept as a donation to the center and the remaining $400 will be returned at the end of a successful 12 week commitment.
Internships (12 weeks)
Anyone over 20 years old may apply for our Wildlife Biology Internship or Conservation Education Internship, however those with prior experience or studies in related fields will be given preference.
The cost of a 12-week internship is $700, plus a $400 deposit is required to reserve your space in this position. The $400 deposit will be returned at the end of a successful 12 week internship.
Intern accommodations are provided in one of our shared simple rooms or co-ed dorm. Interns have use of a shared kitchen to prepare their own food, unless they would rather join the meal plan ($80/week).
Specific duties are expected of our interns on top of full term volunteer tasks (you will have plenty of time with animal husbandry, we promise!). While we provide a framework for interns, we encourage you to make the most of your time here by applying your unique skillset and interests to the program.
Please see the Internship page for details on how to apply.