Lodging & Rates

Are you interested in volunteering with Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary? Volunteers can work with us for as little as five days or up to eight weeks—we will even accommodate long-term volunteers with food and lodging. Here are the different ways you can experience volunteering with Alturas:

Day Volunteer: This option is for folks who can commit to at least five days of volunteering between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. We enjoy hosting volunteers regularly one morning a week for the duration of their volunteer period! Please note that you will have to provide your own transportation, and the program costs $30 per day. Lunch is provided!

Overnight Volunteer: There are three kinds of lodging provided by Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary: apartment, house, and resort. Volunteers can select their preferred accommodations and choose to go all-inclusive with lunch and dinner prepared by our chef five nights a week. (Groceries will be provided on weekends.) All lodgings include WiFi.

The Volunteer House

Located just beside Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house can accommodate up to eight people at once. We ask that volunteers stick to same-sex lodgings unless they are traveling with their spouse or partner. Volunteers can opt for single occupancy rooms, though there is a price decrease for double occupancy.

As we typically accommodate more female volunteers at any given time than male ones, we ask that any male travelers coming alone book a single occupancy bedroom if they are the only male volunteer at the time. If double occupancy becomes a possibility, we will issue a refund upon notice.

Please note that the Volunteer House is the only lodging that does not come with air conditioning.

WeeksSingle occupancyDouble occupancy
1$892$613
2$1,226$862
3$1,576$1,095
4$1,913$1,290
5$2,345$1,597
6$2,757$1,897
7$3,153$2,191
8$3,531$2,479

The Apartment

A great option for those looking for privacy (or air conditioning!) the apartment is located in close proximity to the Volunteer House and the sanctuary. There is a kitchen in the apartment for volunteers who wish to make their own meals; otherwise, the “all-inclusive” option covers food for the duration of your stay.

WeeksSingle occupancyDouble occupancy
1$1,238$792
2$1,927$1,213
3$2,624$1,617
4$3,313$1,987
5$4,059$2,458
6$4,773$2,921
7$5,457$3,373
8$6,112$3,817

Villas Alturas Resort

This top-rated resort offers visitors iconic views from the Pacific Ocean from its private, seaside villas. Breakfast is included at the hotel, as is satellite TV.

Volunteering with Alturas costs $40 per day; this cost covers lunch and dinner, which will be prepared for you by our chef.

While volunteers can check in at the hotel at any time during the week, orientation for new Alturas volunteers occurs every Monday and Thursday at 7:00 am. For resort pricing and availability, contact the hotel directly at opsmanager@villasalturas.com; don’t forget to mention you’re with Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary for their discounted rate!

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