Become a marine conservation volunteer on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoringvolunteer programme. Volunteers will have the opportunity to carry out lagoon monitoring (coral reef and fish), beach cleaning, mangrove planting and monitoring and also working in local community projects on various environmental volunteer projects. Long term internship management positions available for 6 month durations.
You can volunteer and intern in Mauritius for between 1 week and 6 months in duration, and we have places available throughout the year.
Individuals, groups and students are all welcome.
Marine conservation volunteers and long term interns will work alongside a Mauritian Non Governmental Organisation whose objectives are to preserve the natural resources from the threat of pollution and destruction due to inconsiderate development and lack of awareness on the island of Mauritius. The Blue Lagoon and Coral Reef Monitoring programme focuses on the protection, preservation and restoration of the marine and coastal environment for the region of Blue Bay and Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius.
What to Expect?
18 years upwards. No previous experience is required but volunteers must be enthusiastic about the marine environment. You must also be friendly, communicative and be able to work in groups. There are occasions when weather conditions can make swimming difficult so therefore a good swimming ability is essential. A health and safety briefing will be given by one of our staff prior to undergoing any activities.
A Scuba diving qualification and/or boat driving license is useful, but not necessary. Interns must be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word and be able to work both independently and in a team. You will need to make a commitment of at least 5 months to join as an intern.
- Program ID: # 2560
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: MahebourgMauritiusMU
- Fitness level: Moderately FitVery Fit
- Closest Airport: Mauritius (MRU)
- Costs From: Less than $500$500 to $1000$1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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