Volunteer Coordinator

San Miguel nesting beach project is located on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica
Apr 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
Job Level
Entry level, Mid level
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal, Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator 2019. 


June 10th to December 15th 

Background Information

The Rescue Center for Endangered Marine Species (CREMA) runs four sea turtle conservation projects on nesting beaches of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The projects are open annually during the Olive Ridley nesting season. Olive Ridleys are the principal species that nest on these beaches, but there is also sporadic nesting of Green, Leatherback, and Hawksbill sea turtles. In the beaches CREMA and Turtle Trax S.A (volunteer and rural tourism agency) operates we use a multifaceted approach for the conservation of sea turtles, including; beach patrols, relocating nests into project hatcheries, volunteers, environmental education and awareness with the local community, generating job opportunities for the locals and promoting sustainable tourism development.

Project location

San Miguel nesting beach project is located on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste in Costa Rica┬┤s Pacific

Principal responsibilities
-  Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well- placed.

-  Produce weekly schedules and assign responsibilities.

-  Handle and resolve crisis and conflicts.

-  Provide volunteers with information on available tours and help them arrange activities.

-  Organize environmental activities with the community and volunteers.

-  Maintain positive community relations.

-  Sea turtles work (hatchery, night patrols, release hatchlings, exhuming nests, collect data, etc)


 Stay at the project site for the entire period for which are selected.

- Conversational and written Spanish and English.

- Previous experience working with sea turtles or conducting field research, environmental education and volunteers.

- Independent, positive, reliable and responsible.

- Ability to accept and give feedback.

- Able to adapt to unexpected situations and unfamiliar cultures.

- Able to undertake physical labor during night and day in extreme weather conditions while maintaining energy and stamina.

- Experience working within a team and community projects.

- Strong interpersonal, communication, decision making, logistical and organizational skills.

- Comfortable working in the outdoors or in isolated settings.


Meals and accommodations covered by CREMA

- Stipend of 100,000 Costa Rican colones per month (designed to cover living costs).

- CREMA and Turtle Trax Certificate.

- Sea Turtles conservation training.

Additional Contact Information

Please send applications to both of the following email addresses:
volunteers@turtle-trax.com; ashley@turtle-trax.com, cmejiasbal@gmail.com

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