VOLUNTEER WITH TURTLES IN GREECE

Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean

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Mystras

Monemvassia

Itinerary

The work is varied, with all volunteers rotating around the different roles: turtle patrol, camp duty, bamboo harvesting (used to protect the nests) and an environmental education program for the locals and tourists. The days are long, it is hot and you will have to walk long distances (at least 5km) during surveys. Your accommodation will be in tents right next to the beach, providing you with a breathtaking scenic view to wake up to each morning. The campsite will have a number of facilities, including a mini-market, a self-service restaurant and access to a telephone. In between your shifts, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or relax with your fellow volunteers back at the campsite. Although the climate will be hot and can get very humid, by living so close to the beach you will be able to cool down with a quick dip in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. Depending on how shifts you are structured, you will also have one day off a week, giving you time to explore the local area and immerse yourself even more into the breathtaking natural beauty, culture and history that Greece has to offer!

About

Based in the beautiful Bay of Kyparissia in the western Peloponnese, you will live and volunteer with a team of international volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece.

The team will engage in daily morning surveys to record nesting activity and protect turtle nests against predation by mammals and inundation by sea water. Volunteers will also provide important conservation information to overseas visitors and the local community.

VOLUNTEER WITH TURTLES IN GREECE

Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean

Rates

  • Rates Include

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodation (usually shared)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Rates do not Include

  • Additional drinks and gratuities, extra local excursions, flights, airport transfers (pick up and drop off) international and domestic airport taxes, medical and travel insurance, personal kit, police or background check (where necessary), visa costs
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Activities

Exploration

Whilst not part of the program most volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the village of Giannitsochori and the towns of Kyparissia and Zaharo, located close to the project.

Swimming

In between your shifts, you will have plenty of time to soak up the sun on the sandy white beaches or relax with your fellow volunteers back at the campsite. Although the climate will be hot and can get very humid, by living so close to the beach you will be able to cool down with a quick dip in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.

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