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Volunteer with Us!

Squirrel Rehab

Wild Sun Rescue Center offers unique Volunteer programs for those who wish to help in the center and in our community.

You may work with animals and even participate in reforestation projects and educational programs in local schools.

The minimum stay is two weeks with up to 8 hours a day of work. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Feeding and enclosure maintenance for the animals
  • Gardening and grounds maintenance
  • Building enclosures
  • Social media and graphic design work
  • Sign painting
  • Educational programs at the center and in local schools
  • Reforestation projects
  • Beach cleanups



Volunteers will be assigned to tasks according to their own specialized skills when possible.


Staying with us also gives you the chance to go on hikes to waterfalls, tidal pools, and beach outings around the Nicoya Peninsula. 


You can also add, for an additional cost, Spanish and yoga classes, surf lessons, a zip line canopy tour, butterfly gardens, ATV tours, sunset horseback riding on the beach and other fun activities.


Short Term Volunteers (2-5 weeks)

Our short term volunteer program is for anyone over 12 years of age.  Experience not necessary.  Tasks may include but are not limited to preparing food for animals, cleaning kennels and enclosures, making toys for enrichment, social media, writing, construction, etc.


Internships & Long Term Volunteers (6-12 weeks)

Our Long-Term and Full-Term Volunteer positions as well as our Internship Program are tailored to the experience level and needs of the applicant. We welcome veterinarians, vet techs, students, people with prior rescue center experience, groups, and individuals that want to volunteer for extended periods of time.

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CARES Project (4 weeks)

Our CARES program is designed for you to gain real world field experience in veterinary medicine.  This program is designed either for pre-veterinary students looking to set themselves apart in the highly competitive world of vet school admissions, or for vet students who can receive school credit for their 4 week field externship.  



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