Become a Wildlife Hero Today!

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

× This is a SYMBOLIC Adoption Program - We do not sell or physically adopt out any of the rescued wildlife at the Toucan Rescue Ranch.

Thank You to Our Current Celebrity Adoptions

Adopt your Favorite Species

$100 Classic Adoption:

You will be contributing to your adopted species ongoing food and care. You will receive a downloadable adoption package and tax-deductible information upon check-out. The Classic Adoption pays for your adopted species costs for 3-months. You can choose from the selection of species we care for at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

What’s included in the Classic 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

Classic Adoptions are 1 online payment of $100, review available options below.

Adopt your Favorite Character

$500 Celebrity Adoption:

The Celebrity Adoption essentially means your favorite animal (character) at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! With this adoption, you will be providing food and care for your favorite character at TRR for 1-year! The adopter will receive a personalized adoption certificate and email with tax-deductible information. You will be given a lead contact who you can email at any time for updates and photos 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. Millie the sloth or Sunshine the toucan) that are cared for at TRR. Not sure who to adopt? Head over to our RESIDENTS webpage or social media to learn more about some characters at TRR.

What’s included in the Celebrity Adoption package:

  • Personalized Certificate of Adoption
  • A 15-minute Skype where you get to meet your adopted animal and learn their story
  • A special mention throughout TRR social media channels
  • Your certificate will be put on this webpage as a Celebrity Adoption (see below)
  • A TRR staff member's contact to ask for updates & photos for 1-year.
  • Downloadable Adoption Package of the species:
    • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
    • Information Sheet on your chosen species
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

Donation Options:

  • 12 recurring donations of $42/month
  • 1 donation of $500

Please complete the form below to get started with the Celebrity Adoption!

CELEBRITY ADOPTION FORM





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

NOTE: Please keep in mind that while we will do everything in our power to ensure your adopted animal remains healthy - that all wildlife at TRR is rescued from various critical situations. You will be notified by your lead contact if the following occurs: the rare case that your animal passes away or in the wonderful instance that your animal is released.

Adoption Program donations are nonrefundable.

Toucan Rescue Ranch is a charitable organization that solely depends on donations - we do not receive any government funding. If you want to help TRR with its mission - consider getting involved! We have various campaigns crowdfunding projects, unique donation options, volunteer opportunities, and so forth.

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

Find us on Mighty Cause 

Welcome to Toucan Rescue Ranch's service program! Volunteers and interns are vital to helping TRR achieve our goals. Volunteers assist with daily activities such as providing proper diets to our various wildlife, as well as contributing to the overall success and culture of TRR. Interns are given a special opportunity to learn more in their field while assisting TRR in achieving its mission. You may also play a key role in other important activities such as being a tour guide, helping coordinate events for our education program, assisting with marketing and administrative duties, or working to improve animal enclosures and giving enrichment.

The duties of a volunteer are both fulfilling and rewarding!

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.

  • Food preparations: chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting fish, preparing carnivorous diets
  • Feeding: collecting and washing animal dishes, distributing food and refilling water
  • Cleaning: Enclosures, driveway, clinic kennels, prep areas, and outdoor kitchen
  • General maintenance: assisting with enclosure repairs, yardwork, organizing work areas, and so forth
WARNING: Volunteering is hard work! This job is fully outside (regardless of weather) and requires medium physical fitness. Get ready to have your hands dirty! Learn more about the various requirements and steps you need to take to become a volunteer at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

 

You must check off all of these boxes to be eligible to volunteer at Toucan Rescue Ranch

  • 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 vaccination
  • International emergency medical insurance while volunteering
  • Willingness to get dirty, sweaty, tired, and work for wildlife

I'd Like to Apply! 

If you’d like to be a volunteer, please complete the Google Form application. 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 inquiry within 1-week.

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

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:

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

Your Safety, Our Prioity:

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 ALL internships have a current tetanus 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 in your application. You will be required to turn in document proof of your current vaccinations and insurance during orientation.

THIS IS A GENERAL LIST. PLEASE REVIEW THE JOB APPLICATION FOR SPECIFICS.

  • 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 vaccination
  • International emergency medical insurance while volunteering
  • Willingness to get dirty, sweaty, tired, and work for wildlife

The CLINIC INTERNSHIP must get the rabies vaccination in order to apply. 

I'd Like to Apply!

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.

I'd Like to Apply!

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 Program!

About Saving Sloths Together Internships: 

The Saving Sloths Together (SST) 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)

Your Safety, Our Prioity:

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.

THIS IS A GENERAL LIST. PLEASE REVIEW THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FOR SPECIFICS.

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.

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.  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

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