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 twelve weeks.  Here are the different ways you can experience volunteering with Alturas:

Day Volunteer: This option is for those of you who can commit to at least five days of volunteering between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Day volunteers live off-site and therefore, it is important that you have a means of transportation to get from your accommodation to our center. Lunch is included. We charge $30 USD per day for this option.

Local volunteer: For those of you who permanently live in the area and would like to volunteer long term, we offer a local volunteer option. For this option, you must have your own means of transportation and be able to commit to one morning per week, for a minimum of three months. Once you fill out an application, we will contact you to set up an interview. This option is free of charge.

Overnight Volunteer: There are two kinds of lodging provided by Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary: the apartment and the volunteer house. Both options are all inclusive, and include Wi-Fi, laundry services, transportation to all Alturas-organized activities, equipment for volunteering, prepared vegetarian meals (Monday to Friday) and groceries for the weekends when there is no chef. Volunteers/ interns are expected to prepare their own breakfasts (with the groceries we provide) in their kitchens. If you would like a more luxurious option, Villas Alturas resort is located just a stone’s throw away from the center. Please contact them directly for inquiring about the resort.

The Volunteer House

Located within the center, we have two volunteer houses (equipped with numerous bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a common area). Each room offers two beds, however, volunteers can opt for a single occupancy room, though there is a price decrease for double occupancy.

Please note that the Volunteer House does not offer air conditioning.


Scroll down below to check out the 2024 prices for staying in our volunteer house. Due to the low season, we offer a 20% discount (applied to the prices below) for anyone who is applying to volunteer between September- December.

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The Apartment

A great option for those looking for privacy (or air conditioning!) the apartment is also located within the center. There is a kitchen in the apartment, as well as a bathroom and a porch.

Scroll down below to check out our 2024 price list for the apartment. Due to the low season, we offer a 20% discount (applied to the prices below) for anyone who is applying to volunteer between September- December.

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Villas Alturas Resort

Villas Alturas resort is just a stone throw away from our animal center. You can opt to live at the resort and still come over to the sanctuary for the day. 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.

For this option, we charge $30 USD per day (lunch included) or $40 USD per day (lunch & dinner included). This covers your meals but also training and all the equipment we offer for your stay with us. You would need to communicate directly with the resort to cover costs for your accommodation and breakfast.

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