Volunteer Abroad - Costa Rica, Volunteer Abroad Programs

Building a Home for Benjamin in Costa Rica

by Janvier Jones, Greenheart Travel Volunteer in Costa Rica

Greenheart Travel’s volunteer, Janvier, shares her journal entries from her volunteer project in Costa Rica over the winter holidays. Below is her excerpt from the day after Christmas.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Today, we took apart Benjamin’s old habitat.  We also put the finishing touches on the crate that we started building on Friday.  Safiya REALLY enjoyed using the saw!


When we finally got the crate inside the habitat, Benjamin wasn’t so impressed.  He was far more interested in climbing all over the cage than he was in his new bedroom…at first.

The couple from New York came back today with their daughter.  They are making a video highlighting the Project’s efforts to conserve and rehabilitate some of the local wildlife.  We saw them doing some filming, and they told us that they will soon be looking for a distributor for the film.  Be on the lookout for it!


About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


3 thoughts on “Building a Home for Benjamin in Costa Rica

  1. I’m so happy to see Benjamin in his new pad. I have a T-shirt with him on it 🙂 Looks like you had a great trip!

    Posted by Jason | February 8, 2012, 7:48 pm
  2. Thanks for reading about Janvier’s time in Costa Rica! Benjamin is a Kinkajou that was rescued as a baby when he fell from a tree and was abandoned. You can check out the other animals at the Eco-Reserve and Animal Rescue project here: http://www.cci-exchange.com/travelabroad.aspx?id=7618

    Have a great day!

    Posted by Greenheart Travel | February 8, 2012, 10:45 am
  3. Cool! What kind of animal is Benjamin?

    Posted by Jojo | February 8, 2012, 10:40 am

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