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Volunteer Abroad in Madagascar with IVHQ

Volunteer in Madagascar

Volunteer in Madagascar with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. Volunteers are based on the island of Nosy Komba, located off the north west coast of Madagascar. You can choose from 5 volunteer project options in Madagascar, including Marine Conservation, Turtle Conservation, Forest Conservation, Teaching and Community Development. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 6 meaningful projects including Marine and Forest Conservation
  • Projects based on the islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and other surrounding islands
  • Accommodation in dormitory-style beach huts and rustic camps
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Breathtaking marine and wildlife encounters
  • Between 5 and 20 volunteers start in Madagascar each month

My volunteer experience in Madagascar was absolutely incredible. I spent my trip working in the Marine conservation program and it was such an experience. The staff is so helpful and work so hard to make sure every volunteer has the best experience in Madagascar. One of my favorite things was falling asleep listening to the ocean. So peaceful and calming. I learned so much on this trip that will stay with me forever.

IVHQ Volunteer - Katherine Krouse
Katherine Krouse
Nationality: United States
Age: 21
Destination: Madagascar

Volunteer opportunities in Madagascar

Community Development in Nosy Komba
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Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Dec 7, 2020

Supports community development

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Hands-on volunteer work

Help with building and renovation tasks in village schools and surrounding communities. Assist with construction, repairs, maintenance and painting - whatever is required to help projects through to completion.

Suited to:
Active volunteers College students Solo travelers Qualified volunteers Spring break

Community Development in

Much of Madagascar is in desperate need of new and improved infrastructure to enable schools and communities to function more effectively. The Community Development project is designed to enable volunteers to help on ongoing construction-related projects, helping to get them completed for community use as soon as possible.

You’ll volunteer on projects in small village schools, where our Teaching volunteers work. You can help with a range of general maintenance and building, including on ablution blocks, painting, small construction tasks and repairs. You may also be seconded to assist on community projects around town. Volunteer work can be physically demanding at times as supplies often need to be loaded on and off boats.

Community Development volunteer in Madagascar with IVHQ

While on the Community Development project, you’re also able to participate in the Teaching project, interacting with locals and getting ideas for new construction initiatives. Your exact placement will depend on the skills you have to offer, the amount of volunteers on the project and the ongoing work that’s in progress at the time of your trip.

The Community Development project has an additional fee of $50 per week for the extra materials used during the project. This amount ​will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Help with renovation and maintenance projects that benefit the community
  • Assist on projects in village schools and {% tt terms.neighborhoods %}
  • Assist with construction tasks, painting and repairs
  • Suited to volunteers who enjoy physical work and using their hands
  • Additional {% usd_approx 50 %} per week surcharge for the extra materials required
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
Also available in Madagascar
Our project options
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Forest Conservation in Nosy Komba
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Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Dec 7, 2020

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Active volunteer experience

Help to conduct valuable research in wild forests, monitoring animal populations and activity and collating data to guide conservation efforts.

Suited to:
Active volunteers College students Digital detoxers Solo volunteers

Forest Conservation in

The forest on Nosy Komba is home to much of the iconic wildlife that Madagascar is renowned for, and offers a unique environment for you to be based on as a volunteer. Unfortunately, many endemic species in Madagascar are threatened, in many cases due to habitat destruction through deforestation and increasing infrastructure.

As a Forest Conservation volunteer, you’ll help with research projects that are used to study and monitor the diversity and population of different animal species on Nosy Komba. The research enables the identification of changes in forest dynamics, populations, habitat health, and potential localized threats, all of which is invaluable in contributing to the protection of the highly threatened Sambirano forests found in Northwest Madagascar.

Forest Conservation volunteer in Madagascar with IVHQ

Your volunteering will gather information that helps local communities, national and international organizations to aid conservation and management plans for Nosy Komba. You’ll help to monitor and assess local lemurs, reptiles and birds, spending time in the forest, working with specialized equipment and using a range of surveys and techniques.

Conservation volunteers receive species identification training and learn how to conduct field surveys, set up equipment and collate data. You will need to learn and pass species tests before you’re able to take part in certain surveys. You can also conduct forest cleans and help on environment days, educating locals on the ecosystem they depend on.

Most surveying sites are based on the island of Nosy Komba, which is largely undiscovered, with many new and untrodden paths. Volunteer work on the Forest Conservation project is physically demanding - reaching survey sites involves climbing over rocks and up steep mountain trails, so you’ll need to be physically fit.

You’ll also need to have a head torch, light sleeping bag, binoculars and work gloves. These aren’t available for purchase on Nosy Komba, so you do need to bring them from home.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Volunteer in forests around Nosy Komba
  • Helping with research projects that protect animal populations
  • Get training in using {% tt terms.specialized %} equipment and survey techniques
  • Suitable for physically fit volunteers interested in research and conservation efforts
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
Also available in Madagascar
Our project options
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Island Outreach in Nosy Komba
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Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Dec 7, 2020

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Awesome variety of volunteer tasks

A specially designed 7-day tour aboard a 50ft boat, visiting a range of islands and helping with conservation, teaching and community-based volunteer projects.

Suited to:
Independent travelers Spring break Gap year Digital detoxers Rural volunteers

Island Outreach in

If variety is what you’re after, look no further! The Madagascar Island Outreach project offers volunteers a chance to participate in a 7-day island tour, enjoying everything the beautiful scenery offers as well as a great variety of volunteer tasks that make a difference to people and animals that live away from the mainland.

The trip takes place aboard a 50ft research vessel. You’ll spend your days visiting several of Madagascar’s remote islands and villages, spending your nights in rustic overnight camps. A key focus of the trip is rural community outreach to villages with limited and basic resources.

Island Outreach volunteer in Madagascar with IVHQ

You can be involved in beach and reef clean-ups, education support, small construction projects, donation distribution and battery collections. You can also assist with scientific research on forest hikes, snorkel surveys and beach patrols that aid the conservation of local wildlife. These activities all contribute to the ongoing efforts of our Marine Conservation, Forest Conservation, Teaching and Community Development projects in Madagascar.

You’ll also have a good amount of free time to explore tropical islands, snorkel in the turquoise waters or enjoy a fun game of beach soccer with the village children. It’s a truly unique and immersive experience!

The Island Outreach project begins with ​a general volunteer program ​orientation on the first Monday of each month​, before a project-specific orientation on the Tuesday​. The boat departs​ on Wednesday​. It’s important to be flexible around the order of stops during the trip and to expect volunteer tasks to vary according to the research being undertaken at the time, as well as the needs of the various communities.

Your itinerary is weather-dependent, but the project will generally follow the itinerary below:

Volunteers start the program by meeting at the Oasis Coffee shop at 9 am on the Monday morning. Once the group has gathered, transport will take volunteers to the Centre National de Recherches Océanographiques (the Oceanographic Research Institute of Madagascar) in Nosy Be, where volunteers will receive a short introduction to marine conservation by one of the institutes leading Malagasy marine researchers. This is followed by a fascinating tour of the marine museum, which has a large collection of specimens covering all aspects of marine life and its evolution in Madagascar. Thereafter, volunteers head to the port to join Spirit of Malala around noon. Shortly after arriving on board, volunteers will receive a safety briefing and local lunch. After lunch the boat will head to Nosy Mamoko, the first of the stopover points. The journey to Nosy Mamoko usually takes around 3 hours.

Nosy Mamoko Island This small unique island is situated at the southwest end of the greater Ampasindava Bay and is still ruled by a Queen. The pristine unspoiled forest canopy ends on white sandy beaches where you will often see wild lemurs and a 100-year-old tortoise play amongst the palm trees. Volunteers undertake a number of activities for the 2-day stay that can include construction projects, beach clean-ups, snorkelling for plastic waste, English classes, cultural interaction with the islanders. Leisure activities include a visit to the waterfall, swimming. Accommodation is in tents situated under a grass canopy on the beach.

Volunteers will stay on Nosy Mamoko for 2 nights before traveling to Ampoagna, approximately a 3 hour journey away.

Ampoagna Ampoagna is a small village located on a pristine long white sand beach flanked by tall pine and coconut trees. The beach is a favourite for nesting turtles. In Ampoagna volunteers will assist with the construction of the new school by making bricks and helping with general construction. Previous volunteers have already successfully constructed a clinic and water well. Volunteers also teach English to local children and conduct beach clean-ups. Leisure activities include swimming and playing soccer with the local villagers. Accommodation is in beach houses with modern local bathrooms.

Volunteers will stay on Ampoagna for 3 nights before traveling to Russian Bay, approximately a 1.5 hour journey away.

Russian Bay An area steeped in history dating back to the Russo-Japanese war of 1905, when a Russian warship anchored in the bay. Instead of attacking passing Japanese ships as instructed, the crew who enjoyed Madagascar so much, decided not to wage war or to return to Russian. The ship was kept hidden, but emerged twice to trade with pirate vessels in the Mozambique Channel. It finally sank years after running out of fuel. The last of these Russian sailors died in 1936 and their graves can still be visited today. Volunteers activities mainly focus on beach clean-ups and plastic remove from the many inlets and hidden beaches and bays. Leisure activities include beach bonfire on the last night, swimming, forest walk. Accommodation is in tents on the beach.

Volunteers will stay on Russian Bay for 1 night before traveling to Nosy Tanikely, approximately a 3.5 hour journey away.

Nosy Tanikely The Nosy Tanikely Island Reserve is famous for its pristine beach and incredible snorkelling and crystal-clear waters. Volunteers enjoy a short 3-hour stopover at the end of the program to relax and enjoy the sun or visit the lighthouse and local lemur population.

Volunteers will travel back to Hellville after visiting Nosy Tanikely, approximately a 1-hour journey, and arrive in Helville around 4pm on the Sunday afternoon.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • A 7-day trip, {% tt terms.traveling %} to a range of islands around Madagascar on a 50ft research vessel
  • Contribute to a range of projects including environmental clean-ups, construction, research and teaching
  • Suited to adventurous volunteers looking for a unique experience
  • Accommodation in tents, on overnight camps
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
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Marine Conservation in Nosy Komba
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Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Dec 7, 2020

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Active volunteer experience

Use and learn new scuba diving skills to help strengthen local coral reefs and marine life. Assist with research and data collection, help to clean up local beaches and educate locals about conservation efforts.

Suited to:
Active volunteers College Students Solo volunteers Digital detoxers

Marine Conservation in

Madagascar is home to an amazing ecosystem that is a stunning mixture of its African and tropical influences. However, like many coastal areas in the world, the effects of people and climate change mean it needs intervention to remain at its best. This is a great chance to help with conservation efforts, learning and using scuba diving skills to get hands-on experience.

Marine Conservation volunteering in Madagascar with IVHQ

Marine Conservation volunteers in Madagascar can help to protect the natural plant and animal life by assisting different oceanographic organizations in a range of initiatives, including:

  • Reef Surveying - helping to monitor the biodiversity, health and growth of the reef system around Nosy Komba through fish, invertebrates and coral surveys.
  • Turtle Monitoring - establishing an estimated inventory and census of Madagascan turtles to help assess the success of conservation efforts.
  • Nudibranch Research - conducting underwater surveys to determine the population and biodiversity of nudibranchs and other molluscs.
  • Beach Cleans - removing damaging litter that can cause issues for local marine animals.
  • Community - educating the local community about environmental issues such as conservation and the protection of biodiversity and marine resources
  • Reef Regeneration - helping coral reefs to grow and become healthier, providing more habitat space for reef fish.

All volunteers receive comprehensive training to prepare for carrying out research-based activities at sea. This involves identification training for marine wildlife such as turtles, fish, corals and invertebrates. You’ll also be taught about coral baseline surveying, a key skill in marine conservation and the accepted approach to monitoring the state of coral reefs.

You can expect four dives per week, with one day spent on other activities such as snorkel surveys and dry activities. You’ll need to be a competent swimmer and have Open Water Dive Certification and Advanced Open Water Dive Certification. These courses can either be completed before you arrive in Madagascar, or you can do them when you arrive for the following prices:

  • Open Water: $440
  • Advanced Open Water: $320

This can be paid to the local team when you arrive in Madagascar. If you’re receiving your certification in Madagascar, you’ll also need to complete the PADI online theory course before your arrive.

All Marine Conservation volunteers are required to bring the following items to Madagascar, as these are not available for purchase on the island of Nosy Komba: a snorkel and mask (with tempered glass), dive fins (open heel with booties are more comfortable for frequent use), wetsuit (long or short, 3mm minimum), 2 x mouthpieces (to be used with regulators) and towels.

Additional recommended items for Marine Conservation volunteers: surface marker buoy (DSMB), reel (a small finger reel is fine), waterproof watch (resistant to 200 meters), dive computer/watch, dive compass, and dive torch.

​This project has a minimum duration of four weeks to allow sufficient time to complete the training required to make a meaningful impact on the project. When you apply for this project, please specify whether you have diving certifications, ​or whether you will be taking the Open Water Dive/Advanced Open Water Dive course in Madagascar.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Volunteer with local {% tt terms.organizations %} helping to conserve the marine environment
  • Learn and use your scuba diving skills
  • Assist with a range of research, monitoring and cleaning up tasks
  • Suitable for active volunteers who are competent swimmers
  • Minimum duration of 4 weeks
  • Volunteering for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
Also available in Madagascar
Our project options
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Teaching in Nosy Komba
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Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Guided volunteer experience

Help to provide in-demand English language classes to children and adults, as well as researchers in a local scientific institute.

Suited to:
Teachers Solo travelers Qualified volunteers College students Gap year

Teaching in

There is great demand among the island communities of Nosy Komba and Nosy Be to learn English. Speaking English greatly enhances future job prospects and the ability to communicate with the growing number of tourists in Madagascar, who ​contribute significantly to the local economy, is considered a valuable skill. Despite this enthusiasm, opportunities to learn the language are scarce.

Teaching volunteers in Madagascar provide great value in being able to take English grammar and conversational lessons in local schools and communities. Your perspective as a fluent English speaker gives you great authority in your lessons, and volunteers make a real difference in helping locals to learn the language.

Teaching volunteer in Madagascar with IVHQ

You’ll be teaching English to children and adults in small village schools on the islands of Nosy Be or Nosy Komba, or to staff members at the Oceanographic Research Institute on Nosy Be. Volunteers assist staff at the ​institute in establishing a good working knowledge of English, enhancing their ability to communicate ideas and collaborate research findings internationally.

Due to the high demand for English teachers on the islands, you may help with lessons in all locations while you’re in Madagascar.

As volunteers work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, ​you don’t need to be ​a ​qualified teacher​ ​to participate. However, we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, like a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.

All volunteers should be prepared to hike over rocky terrain to reach some of the nearby villages you’ll be teaching in​, so it’s important you have a ​reasonable level of physical fitness.​

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Help to teach English to local children and adults
  • Volunteer in schools or a local science research {% tt terms.center %}
  • Suited to volunteers interested in education and teaching English
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
Also available in Madagascar
Our project options
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Turtle Conservation in Nosy Komba
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Apply now. The next available start date for this project is Dec 7, 2020

Protects animals

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Active volunteer experience

Help with seasonal tasks designed to help to boost local turtle numbers around Madagascar. Assist with nesting, research and education programs, get your hands dirty and make a difference in helping some of the world’s most-loved creatures.

Suited to:
Active volunteers College students Solo travelers Animal lovers Digital detoxers

Turtle Conservation in

Turtle populations all over the world face survival challenges, and human intervention is able to go a long way in protecting these magical creatures, especially in the vital early stages of their lives. By helping to identify, develop and safeguard turtle nesting zones, volunteers aid an important part of the turtle conservation process. Volunteering with turtles is not only a great way to help the animals, it’s also a unique opportunity to get up close to some of the world’s most-loved creatures.

You’ll spend your time split between Turtle Cove base camp on Nosy Komba island, and the mainland village of Ampoagna, where a safe turtle nesting zone has been identified.

This project is open year-round, though your role as a volunteer will vary based on the time of year. Nesting season is from November to April, where you’ll be helping to collect and record species information, nesting and size-related data for estimating population dynamics and nesting distributions. In the off nesting season, from May to October, you’ll be helping to establish areas of turtle activity, identifying population size, re-establishing nesting beaches, conducting seagrass surveys, and taking part in turtle watches and beach clean-ups.

Turtle Conservation volunteering in Madagascar with IVHQ

Turtle volunteers also have the opportunity to help with education programs, promoting the protection of Madagascar’s turtles in the community. It’s also possible for you to assist on construction projects and go on forest hikes in and around Ampoagna.

You’ll receive comprehensive training at the Ampoagna Turtle Beach Camp at the start of your project. Training includes species identification, equipment use and data collection protocols. Training also includes information on the project goals and your role in achieving them. After your training, you’ll begin survey work on remote island beaches. You’ll spend your final few days back at Turtle Cove base camp on Nosy Komba completing data entries and debriefing.

During your time at Ampoagna, you’ll be accommodated in a basic beach bungalow with solar powered lighting, flushing toilets and cold water showers. When you’re on Nosy Komba island, you’ll be living at the main volunteer camp with volunteers from other projects.

The Turtle Conservation project has a surcharge of $75 per week for additional transport, materials and supervision required during the project. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $600 for 2 weeks
  • Help to protect and boost local turtle populations around Madagascar
  • Seasonal tasks that include helping with turtle nesting, research and educating locals about conservation
  • Suited to active, animal loving volunteers that don’t mind being outside their comfort zone
  • Additional {% usd_approx 75 %} per week surcharge for additional transport, materials and supervision
  • Volunteering for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Madagascar at a glance
  • Based on the Madagascan islands of Nosy Komba, Nosy Be, Ampoagna Beach and surrounding islands
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in locally built huts
  • Between 20 and 40 volunteers start in Madagascar each month
Also available in Madagascar
Our project options
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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Madagascar to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Madagascar will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Madagascar with your new-found friends.

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