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Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation Volunteer Abroad Programs

Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation Volunteer Abroad Programs

Are you looking for meaningful travel opportunities that focus on preserving our oceans and the marine life that call it home? International Volunteer HQ’s Sea Turtle and Marine Conservation programs enable volunteers to support ocean conservation organizations around the world that focus on the protection of fragile ecosystems and threatened marine species.

IVHQ offers affordable Marine Conservation volunteer programs and Sea Turtle volunteer opportunities in the world’s most beautiful coastal destinations across Africa, Europe, Asia, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

As a Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation volunteer, you’ll work on projects that protect threatened wildlife, save marine animals and restore balance to vulnerable ecosystems while educating and working with the local communities that depend on them.

  • Choose from 14 Sea Turtle and Marine Conservation programs across 13 destinations worldwide
  • Learn about marine conservation - no previous experience required

  • Help save our oceans and explore life below water in a responsible way

  • Affordable PADI or SSI diving certifications (either included in cost or available at a discounted rate)

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What to expect from Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation volunteering abroad

What to expect from Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation volunteering abroad

IVHQ has a wide range of Marine Conservation volunteer programs, so wherever your conservation interests lie, we have a unique, impactful experience waiting for you.

If you’re an animal lover, consider volunteering with sea turtles on IVHQ’s popular Turtle Conservation programs in Bali, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar. Sea turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems, and your efforts will support the protection and rehabilitation of endangered sea turtle species.

If you love being in the water and want to observe life below the waves, join one of IVHQ’s unique scuba diving volunteer opportunities. Volunteer in Belize and experience life on a private Caribbean island; help gather vital data on coral reefs and marine life in Madagascar; or tackle increasing ocean pollution in Portugal. On all of our scuba diving volunteer projects, you can gain PADI or SSI certification before you start your volunteer work, either included in the program fee or available at a discounted rate exclusively to IVHQ volunteers.

If you’re passionate about marine protection but prefer to work on dry land, consider a coastal conservation volunteer project, such as our Coast and Waterway Conservation project in New Zealand. These projects give you the chance to support the restoration of key coastal habitats, take part in beach clean-ups and increase environmental awareness through community-led campaigns.

Learn more about our Sea Turtle and Marine Conservation volunteer opportunities abroad in the destinations below.

Best Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation volunteer opportunities abroad

Australia

Marine Conservation in Australia

Program Fees from CA$1310 for 1 week

Bali

Sea Turtle Conservation in Nusa Penida

Program Fees from CA$843 for 2 weeks

Belize

Marine Conservation in Belize

Program Fees from CA$1109 for 1 week

Costa Rica

Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Program Fees from CA$1063 for 2 weeks

Croatia

Marine Conservation in Split

Program Fees from CA$1174 for 1 week

Italy

Environmental in Naples

Program Fees from CA$1277 for 3 weeks

Jamaica

Marine Conservation in St Mary

Program Fees from CA$512 for 1 week

Madagascar

Marine Conservation in Nosy Komba

Program Fees from CA$1971 for 4 weeks

Madagascar

Turtle Conservation in Nosy Komba

Program Fees from CA$972 for 2 weeks

Portugal

Environmental Scuba Diving in Lisbon

Program Fees from CA$1174 for 1 week

Spain

Marine Conservation in Barcelona

Program Fees from CA$1232 for 1 week

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Why volunteer for Marine Conservation or become a Turtle Conservation volunteer?

Why volunteer for Marine Conservation or become a Turtle Conservation volunteer?

The ocean is home to up to 80% of all life on earth, but sadly, marine life continues to suffer from the devastating effects of overfishing, plastic pollution and climate change.

Whether you want to gain real-world marine biology experience, volunteer with turtles or explore the underwater world, ocean conservation volunteer projects are a meaningful way to make a difference. As a conservation volunteer, your efforts will help preserve our waterways, protect coral reefs, restore sea turtle populations and more, all in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #14: Life Below Water.

IVHQ’s programs are available year-round and are well suited to active volunteers who are up for a challenge and enjoy being outdoors and by the ocean.

Looking for the best Marine Conservation volunteer programs for 2021 or 2022? Check out our blog!

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #14: Life Below Water

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #14: Life Below Water

The ocean regulates and drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Preserving threatened ecosystems, as well as tackling marine pollution and overfishing through conservation activities is key to saving our ocean.

”On my very first day in Costa Rica, I got to experience releasing a baby sea turtle into the world - watching it crawl into the ocean to live its precious little life! That's not something that everyone gets to experience in their lifetime and I am so proud that I have. I’d recommend the trip to anyone and everyone. Just make sure you are in it for the right reasons. You are there to work; that is your purpose there as a volunteer. Keep an open mind and heart, with a willingness to put in the time and effort your community needs, you will have a life-changing time too. I’m sure of it.”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!