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Kariega Community Volunteer Programme, South Africa

Become a community development Volunteer in Kenton on Sea in South Africa. Projects include teaching English, pre-school volunteering, assisting the elderly, youth guidance, working in soup kitchens, IT coaching and beach conservation.  You will work with underprivileged communities across a broad spectrum of age categories; from the children at pre-school programmes through to the elderly on the “Age in Action” project.

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Saving Costa Rica's Pacific Sea Turtles

This particular project offers four locations for conservation travellers to choose from, all along Costa Rica's popular Nicoya Peninsula, located south of surf mecca Tamarindo. One week rates are less than $500 USD/per person, and include lodging, all meals, training, and a small contribution to ongoing sea turtle conservation efforts. Being able to speak Spanish is not necessary for participating at this project. There will always be a Spanish speaking coordinator on site to help with local communication.

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Saving Turtles in Hawaii


Green sea turtles (called honu locally) are found in the nearshore waters of the Hawai'ian Islands. Predominantly nesting in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, green turtles can be found off Maui's shallow waters, and basking in large numbers on specific beaches on the island's popular north shore. Basking is a rare behavior in which green sea turtles crawl ashore for reasons other than nesting.

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  • Program ID: #2548
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    United States
    20° 53' 14.568" N, 156° 30' 16.5096" W

Elephant Volunteer Project, Thailand

Volunteer at the elephant sanctuary at Mae Chaem and help give the elephants a chance to live free as well as providing support to the local community. Established in 2011, this elephant sanctuary was created with the aim of owners and locals on the elephant situation in Thailand as well as providing an alternative for owners to retire their elephants to a place they call home. Currently the project rents two old female elephants to provide an alternative for their owners, thus keeping them out of trekking camps or the tourism industry.

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Ocean Spirits Leatherback Sea Turtle Project, Grenada

Volunteer in the Caribbean and get involved with leatherback sea turtle monitoring, research and community outreach programme. Based on the island of Grenada the Ocean Spirits programme focuses on the conservation of the marine turtles and has been featured on Secret Caribbean documentary presented by Sir Trevor Macdonald.  As a research volunteer you will be involved in night patrols of the nesting sites, flipper tagging, data collection, nest excavations and assisting with organised sea turtle watches for school/community groups.

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