There are many rescue centers around the world. And choosing the center that is right for you might be difficult. Are you interested in a particular species? Are you an animal lover and would like to spend as much time as possible with them? Is it important for you to be part of a group of volunteers? … … More What to look for when planning to volunteer in a Wildlife Rescue Center
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I got up today with the sensation that November had gone in a flash. As if October had been naturally followed by December…One day, I had still one month of volunteer work to do, and the next one, I was finished volunteering. Just like that. I guess that it is just a sign of how … More Where did November go?
The other day Frank and I realized that October had been the worst month of the sabbatical. At the end of the month, we were exhausted physically and mentally and utterly glad that the month was over. So much that we decided to celebrate it with a pancake dinner and a glass of wine. So, … More Hurray! October is over!
Today it was one of our first volunteering days at the nature reserve. After feeding the animals that are about to be released and cleaning their cages, I joined Frank in the highly intellectual task of ….cleaning the leaves on the paths. Rak, rak, rak. Rak, rak, rak. Rak, rak, Burrruuuuummmmmm! A thunder. As it … More You cannot work when it is raining!!
Throughout this last volunteering job at the Jaguar Rescue Center, we have met very interesting people. People who, at one point in time, decided to quit their jobs and devote a substantial part of their time to volunteering around the world. And change their life. Their stories, despite differences, have a common thread. They are the … More In search of a meaningful life – some inspirational stories
The place where we are living now is a natural reserve owned by the Jaguar Rescue Center. The place is not so far away from the Rescue center but in some senses, it feels like worlds apart. In just four kilometers, one moves from the hassle of Puerto Viejo to the “quietness” of the forest, … More New project – a Biological Research Station at La Ceiba
After two months of doing dishes and preparing food on Sundays but mostly cleaning parrot shit, parakeet shit, toucan shit, brown-booby shit, pelican shit and deer shit, (been there-done that- kind of job) we have finally been upgraded to …….monkey shit!!. I am sooooo happy that I have been walking on my tiptoes the last … More Upgraded! We are all monkey business!
This is an automatic translation of the post originally written in Spanish. Apologies for the delay. I have been very busy cleaning monkey shit from my clothes…but that is another story. The other day I was taking care of the pelican (who couldn’t, didn’t know, didn’t want to fly)… when suddenly some leaves began to … More The iguana that fell from the sky