SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT AN ANIMAL AT TRR!

Have you visited the Toucan Rescue Ranch while you were on vacation? Or, have you read our RESIDENTS page or social media and fell in love with an animal? Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend? Consider symbolically adopting at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! By adopting an animal or species, you will be helping with their overall care. We have two types of adoption options, read more below.

Types of Adoptions Packages

× This is a SYMBOLIC Adoption Program - A program established to create incentive for individuals to be able to donate to their favorite species or character at TRR. We do not sell or physically adopt out any of the rescued wildlife at the Toucan Rescue Ranch.

Adopt your Favorite Species 

$100 Classic Adoption:

You will be contributing to your adopted species ongoing food and care. You will receive an ADOPTION CERTIFICATE and thank you email with your tax-deductible information. The Classic Adoption pays for your adopted species costs for roughly 3-months. You can choose from the selection of species we care for here at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! Learn more about the species available for Classic Adoption by clicking the link below or visiting our SHOP page.

What’s included in your downloadable adoption package:

  • Certificate of Adoption - Just for you to print and sign!
  • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
  • Information Sheet on your chosen species
  • Desktop Backgrounds
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

Please click the button below to complete your Classic Adoption donation or visit the SHOP page!

Adopt your Favorite Character

$500 Celebrity Adoption:

The celebrity adoption just means your favorite animal (character) at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! You will be providing food and care for your favorite character at TRR for roughly 1-year! You will receive a personalized ADOPTION CERTIFICATE and email with your tax-deductible information along with a thank you letter. As well as periodic updates about your adopted animal and a TRR personal contact so you can ask all about your animal and how they're doing all year long. Did we mention you get a special Skype call with your adopted animal as well?! You can choose between a selection of your favorite characters (i.e. Emma the otter or Jazz the spider monkey) that are cared for at TRR.

What’s included in your adoption package:

  • Personalized Certificate of Adoption - emailed to you
  • A 15-minute Skype where you get to meet your adopted animal and learn their story
  • Special mentions throughout TRR social media channels
  • Your certificate will be put on TRR's Adoption Page as a celebrity adoption
  • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
  • Information Sheet on your chosen species
  • Desktop Backgrounds
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

You can also do payments of $42 per month (12 recurring payments). To start the Celebrity Adoption process please complete the contact form below. 

Celebrity Adoption Contact Form

We respond to emails usually within 24 hours. If you do not receive a reply in your INBOX please check your SPAM folder.

Current Celebrity Adoptions!

You CAN Help Rescued Wildlife!

Toucan Rescue Ranch is a charitable organization that solely depends on donations - we do not receive any government funding from Costa Rica. If you want to help TRR with its mission - consider giving! We have various campaigns open on Mighty Cause crowdfunding. You also have the option of donating towards a specific animal by symbolically adopting. Not only can you donate towards a crowdfunding campaign, but you can also donate to the #Papayaislife Fund. There's plenty of ways you can give back - just review the list below and click to learn more:

(United States Charitable Non-Profit Organization, EIN: 80-0516453 | Costa Rica Charitable Organization: 300667701803)

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children, animals and families. Want to help Toucan Rescue Ranch? Then visit our link on Pack for a Purpose and see what we need: TRR Pack for a Purpose

If you are coming our way make sure to Pack with a Purpose! We are a registered accommodation with the Pack for a Purpose organization. To learn more about this organization visit the website: www.packforapurpose.org

Help us by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List items. These items are things that you can easily donate if you come visit us for a tour or stay in our guesthouse!

Do you shop with Amazon often? If so, then maybe try smile.amazon! What is Amazon Smile? The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Just search for Toucan Rescue Ranch, our USA nonprofit address is from Nevada!

#GivingTuesday

A Global Day of Giving: Celebrate with the Toucan Rescue Ranch every Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving

Quick Volunteering Details

What Volunteers Do:

  • Food preparations: chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting fish, preparing carnivorous diets
  • Feeding: collecting and washing animal dishes, distributing food and refilling water
  • Cleaning enclosures and kennels
  • General maintenance such as cleaning the kitchen and sweeping the driveway

Depending on the volunteer’s background and personality, they may be asked if they would like to help with other tasks. All volunteers are observed on how well they handle themselves around wildlife to determine further responsibility.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Be able to commit at least 4-weeks to volunteering. A longer duration is preferred.
  • Must be 18-years or older
  • Have a current tetanus and rabies vaccination
  • International emergency medical insurance while volunteering

Donation:

Volunteer donation: $50-per week (donation waived for local volunteers and for individuals staying 3-months or more)

Schedule:

  • Standard schedule is 5-days a week from 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Two days off per week - not necessarily weekends or holidays

  • Deep clean enclosures with the guidance of an intern
  • Help provide enrichment for the rescued residence
  • Contribute to our Education Program
  • Help administration with data entry
  • Assist volunteer coordinators with volunteer activities and events
  • Become a tour guide

Activities dealing with wildlife require that volunteers to wear protective gear. If you can offer a special skill please include in the Volunteer Application.

When working with animals it’s important to understand all risks. The Toucan Rescue Ranch ensures both the volunteer’s safety as well as its rescued wildlife. Please provide allergy or other medicines needed in your application. For your safety you are required to provide proof of international medical insurance and/or medical travelers insurance as well as a current tetanus shot (within the last 10-years) and rabies vaccination.

Housing is not provided for 1-month volunteers, however, we do provide the housing listed below (prices may vary):

  • Option 1: Homestays with local families. Includes a bedroom, bathroom, three meals per day, access to laundry facilities, Wi-Fi. Shared common areas with the host family. Fee is $25-per day. All locations are walking distance to TRR or to a local bus stop.
  • Option 2: Rent a volunteer apartment from a North American couple and prepare your own meals. The apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom, small living room area and kitchenette. Cost is $21-per day. Access to laundry facilities and Wi-Fi. Walking distance to the Ranch or to a local bus stop.

If you’d like to be a volunteer, please complete the downloadable WORD document. If you have any questions regarding the application process you can email applications@toucanrescueranch.org. Once fully completed, please email as an attachment to applications@toucanrescueranch.org. We will reply to your application within 1-week.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE

If you are looking for an accredited internship opportunity please visit our Internship page

Please click the I'D LIKE TO APPLY to submit your application.

All applications are submitted to applications@toucanrescueranch.org 

Available TRR Internships

By clicking the descriptions below you'll be able to better understand which internship is best for you! Note that we have various locations. If you click TRR (green) then that means you will be located at TRR Headquarters in San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia. If you click TRR Release Site (blue) you will be located at TRR Release Site in Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia.

Professional Internships with the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

About our Internship Program:

Get involved by becoming an intern at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! By applying for an internship - you are given a unique experience, gaining an in-depth understanding of our mission and the animals we serve. We have several internships requiring various skills and experience - from marketing, business administration, animal clinical work, conservation research, ecology and environment, veterinarian education, and culinary arts. We also work with various schools all over the world if you are looking for an externship or to earn credit with your university. We happily accept university students, university graduates, individuals that have been working in their respective field, and so on. Please read thoroughly our various descriptions for better understanding of your applied position.

TRR Internship Locations:

We have multiple locations:

  • Headquarters: San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia;
  • Main Release Site: Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia;
  • Clinic & Satellite Release Site: Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas (internships coming soon)

Interns must be 18 years of age or older, provide proof of health insurance and current tetanus and rabies vaccination. Must have basic Spanish speaking skills or be learning Spanish.

Depending on the type of internship you apply for, you will be required to work for a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month minimum. You must have education, training, or experience regrading the internships you apply for. As a part of the application process we will ask for 3-professional references.

Internships are voluntary self-funded positions. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights, and immigration expenses as well as any border runs regarding your VISA you may have to do during your stay. To better understand what your internship includes please review each internship description.

¡Agradecemos y motivamos a los pasantes locales! Requerimos que tenga 18 años o más, que tenga seguro de salud y sea estudiante de algo relacionado con animales. Se le pedirá que tenga los mismos requisitos que un voluntario internacional. Si es una solicitud formal, por favor completa los puntos a continuación.
Proceso de Aplicación:
  • Carta de interés de una página
  • Currículum Vitae
  • Información de contacto con tres referencias profesionales
Por favor envíe esta información applications@toucanrescueranch.org 

The Toucan Rescue Ranch provides housing for international interns:

  • The Headquarters Intern House: Here you will be staying with fellow interns at the Toucan Rescue Ranch. Housing includes a bedroom (private and/or shared), 2-bathrooms, common area, and kitchen. Laundry access is at the Toucan Rescue Ranch (not the house). The house is in a safe gated community with WiFi. The house is located off grounds and is a 7-minute walk to/from the Toucan Rescue Ranch. Located in San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia.
  • The Sloth House: Depending on your internship position you may be staying in the Sloth House located on TRR grounds. This is a small cabin with a shared bedroom, small common area, kitchenette, and 1-bathroom.  There is laundry access and Wi-Fi. Located at Toucan Rescue Ranch Headquarters - San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia.
  • Release Site Intern House: If you are applying for a Main Release Site internship you will be located at our Release Site in a remote area in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. Housing includes a bedroom (private and/or shared), 2-bathrooms, common area, and kitchen with some laundry access. Wi-Fi included. The house is located on TRR Release Site grounds. You will be living and working at the same location. Located in Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia.

The Toucan Rescue Ranch provides 3-meals per-day for all internships. Please indicate in your application if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies so we can plan accordingly.

Regardless of your role, we are committed to providing a rich internship opportunity that utilizes your unique skills to help Toucan Rescue Ranch achieve its mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wildlife. Your health and safety are of utmost concern to us during your internship assignment. While working with animals, it’s important to understand and minimize the risks you take to ensure your own safety and that of the wildlife. We’ll work to provide our interns with appropriate training and protective gear throughout their stay.

We require that you have a current tetanus and rabies vaccination. You are also required to have current international medical insurance that will cover you in Costa Rica. We have insurance coverage recommendations for those being covered in Costa Rica. If you are interested, please ask iny our application. You will be required to turn in document proof of your current vaccinations and insurance during orientation. Please have these documents ready and printed.

If you would like to be a part of the TRR team, please complete our Internship Application Process by sending the following documents to applications@toucanrescueranch.org

  • Title email: INTERNSHIP NAME | APPLICANT NAME
  • One-page cover letter of interest
  • CV or resume
  • Contact information of three professional references

NOTE: Each internship description has special application requirements, education, and skills. Please read your internship description carefully. Only complete applications will be reviewed. We will try to respond to your application within 1-week after submission.

We will promptly contact you to schedule a Skype interview after reviewing your application. If you have any questions we are always available via email to answer any questions.

Available SST Internships

These internships are with the Saving Sloths Together Program in partnership with The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica! Toucan Rescue Ranch does not evaluate these applications. If you would like to apply for one of these positions please email volunteer@theslothinstitute.org

NOTE: These internships are located at the TRR Release Site: Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia location.

Internships with the Saving Sloths Together (SST) Program!

About Saving Sloths Together (SST) Internships: 

The Saving Sloths Together program was founded in 2017 by The Toucan Rescue Ranch and The Sloth Institute with the purpose of combining each organization’s skills and knowledge to improve the process of sloth rescue, rehabilitation and release in Costa Rica.  Together, we are able to combine the best medical care, scientific expertise, dedication and passion to provide the very best experience for every sloth needing help for a second chance at a life in the wild. This is a partnership between both organizations.

The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and education. We also collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sloths. TSI is a legal non-profit in Costa Rica and fiscally sponsored by a US 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit. Our headquarters are located in the Manuel Antonio rainforest maritime zone property at Tulemar Resort a short distance from Manuel Antonio National Park.

The SST Program Internship Locations:

  • Main Release Site: Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia;
  • Clinic & Satellite Release Site: Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Puntarenas (internships coming soon)
All applicants must be physically fit, healthy, have field research experience, behavioral research experience (requires patience), excellent communication skills, a strong interest in animal welfare and conservation and a great sense of humor. SST Program Requirements: Coursework or experience in zoology, environmental education, wildlife ecology, or a related field is required. Experience traveling to a tropical country and living in rainforest conditions are a plus. Experience working with VHF tracking technology are strongly considered. Additional Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older. Provide proof of health insurance. Have a current tetanus and rabies vaccination. Have basic Spanish speaking skills. Internships are voluntary self-funded positions. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and immigration expenses as well as any border runs regarding your VISA you may have to do during your stay. To better understand what your internship includes please review each internship description.
The SST Program provides housing for Release Site interns: Release Site Intern House: If you are applying for a Main Release Site internship you will be located at our Release Site in a remote area in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. Housing includes a bedroom (private and/or shared), 2-bathrooms, common area, and kitchen with some laundry access. Wi-Fi included. The house is located on TRR Release Site grounds. You will be living and working in the same location. Located in Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia. The Saving Sloths Together program provides 3-meals per-day for all internships. Please indicate in your application if you have any dietary restrictions so we can plan accordingly.
Regardless of your role, we are committed to providing a rich internship opportunity that utilizes your unique skills to help the SST Program achieve its mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sloths. Your health and safety are of utmost concern to us during your internship assignment. While working with animals, it’s important to understand and minimize the risks you take to ensure your own safety and that of the wildlife. We’ll work to provide our interns with appropriate training and protective gear throughout their stay. Recommended Items to Bring: Snake proof boots, Serious rain gear, including heavy duty rain poncho.  You will be getting wet very often, Comfortable clothing, preferably quick-dry. Clothes get destroyed in the jungle, so bring plenty of shirts/tank tops and shorts, Large umbrella, Water bottle, Backpack (waterproof is ideal), Headlamps, Binoculars, Laptop, Unlocked smart phone, Waterproof case for phone,
Must be willing to stay at least 3 to 6-months with an option for extension upon review. Position begins as early as possible in 2018. The Toucan Rescue Ranch does not process these applications. Please send your internship description application requirements to: volunteer@theslothinstitute.org.

An Annual Partnership with TRR

By sponsoring the Toucan Rescue Ranch with a donation, you enable us to continue to provide quality care for rescued wildlife and provide education about wildlife conservation. Your sponsorship will also help us fulfill our mission. In return, you will prominently be promoted throughout TRR’s social media, website, facility, and newsletter.

Why we Need your Help:

The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a nongovernment funded project that solely operates from donations. We would not be able to do the work we do for the rescued wildlife of Costa Rica without the assistance of donors and supporters. TRR cares for roughly 500 animals annually. All varying in species, dietary demands and rehabilitation needs. The operating costs of TRR are over $30,000/month. This number varies. These costs consist of food, medical supplies, veterinarian services, small staff payroll, utilities, and more.  In sponsoring you can be assured that your dollars are helping keep TRR operating.

Ways You Can Sponsor:

  1. Provide an annual cash donation to help with ongoing costs of running the rescue center
  2. Provide in-kind product, such as food, supplies, services, advertisement, equipment, or professional personnel.

Benefits for the Sponsor:

  • Visible association with a representable rescue center in Costa Rica
  • Commitment to economic and environmental prosperity to Costa Rica’s wildlife
  • Fostering a culture of philanthropy in conservation
  • Enhancement of the reputation and philanthropic profile of your corporation
  • Access to potential partners for your corporation
  • An initiative to establish Cause Marketing within your company
  • Exposure with a new target market within Toucan Rescue Ranch's channels and audience reach

The Corporate Sponsorship Packet

Learn more about the benefits you receive by becoming an annual partner with TRR!

Learn about the Annual Benefits you will Receive as a Sponsor!

Owl Badge Benefits
$1,000
Annually

Website Sponsor Page (company information)

Video/Sponsor newsletter thank you at the end of the calendar year

Mention in monthly newsletter

Sloth Badge Benefits
$5,000
Annually

Website Sponsor Page (company information)

Video/Sponsor newsletter thank you at the end of the calendar year

Mention in monthly newsletter

Website sponsor page - logo, link

Employee recognition tour (36 people max)

Logo in monthly newsletter (ongoing)

2018 Sponsors