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Conservation and Protection of Sea Turtles

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2 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastic 4.5  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • It makes visits to local schools in order to local schools with the aim of provide environmental education that generates a change in the children's outlook towards the environment. the environment.
  • Learn all about sea turtle conservation
  • Activities of beach cleaning and preservation of the environment. the environment.
  • By protecting sea turtles we protect an entire ecosystem.
  • t close to nature in a unique way, learn about marine life and its importance

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
50+

About the program

The aim is to raise awareness among the population near the beaches about the conservation and protection of endangered species.

The sea turtle conservation program in Mexico seeks to improve and reduce the negative impact created by the lack of awareness of the care of this marine species and the environment that surrounds them.

Encourage the social responsibility of the people with whom you have contact and work with.
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About the program

The sea turtle conservation program in Mexico seeks to improve and reduce the negative impact created by the lack of awareness of the care of this marine species and the environment that surrounds them.

Encourage the social responsibility of the people with whom you have contact and work with.
You will be part of one of the most interesting sea turtle conservation volunteer programs in the Pacific of Mexico.  You will have the opportunity to help in the conservation of sea turtles.  In addition, you will be able to enrich your knowledge about nesting beach monitoring and sea turtle nesting habits.

The main activities carried out in the sea turtle project are:
  • Releases consist of helping the hatchlings to reach the sea. 
  • Adequacy of the hatchery, exhuming and fixing the possible ways of filtration of the animals.
  • Environmental education for tourists, raising awareness to protect the species.
  • Night patrols and relocation of turtle eggs to the hatchery.
  • Night monitoring of turtles: this activity will be carried out regularly at night, with the aim of rescuing and safeguarding sea turtle nests that nest on the coasts. As well as collecting, measuring and tagging data. During the monitoring you can see a great variety of wildlife.
Turtle release: This activity is supported with information (environmental education towards responsible tourism).
In addition, beach cleaning, nest cleaning, environmental education and database activities are carried out.


Typical day

  • You will be able to go and do the work of releasing the turtles, you can then go to puerto escondido to enjoy the beaches or be in the area of the volunteer's house.
  • In the afternoons the patrol activities return to prevent the egg collectors from hijacking the nests, to get ahead of the turtle ...

Typical day

  • You will be able to go and do the work of releasing the turtles, you can then go to puerto escondido to enjoy the beaches or be in the area of the volunteer's house.
  • In the afternoons the patrol activities return to prevent the egg collectors from hijacking the nests, to get ahead of the turtle thieves, we have to do the patrols.
  • It operates from Monday to Sunday. Night tours tend to start between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., depending on the tide. Although you can choose days off


Free-time activities

In Mexico City you will have the possibility to visit the following museums:
  • Anthropology
  • Modern Art
  • Soumaya
Also, archaeological sites such as:
  • Teotihuacan
  • The Zócalo
  • Mexican folklore is built in Xochimilco or Garibaldi and its busy neighbourhoods like Coyoacan.
  • Tlaxcala is the smallest state of the 32 ...

Free-time activities

In Mexico City you will have the possibility to visit the following museums:
  • Anthropology
  • Modern Art
  • Soumaya
Also, archaeological sites such as:
  • Teotihuacan
  • The Zócalo
  • Mexican folklore is built in Xochimilco or Garibaldi and its busy neighbourhoods like Coyoacan.
  • Tlaxcala is the smallest state of the 32 that make up the Mexican Republic. 
  • In Tlaxcala you will find a very important Nahua ethnic presence, which makes it an unmissable tourist attraction.
Puebla
  • Puebla offers several touristic places to visit such as:
  • The Zocalo with its colonial architecture.
  • Cholula, a small town with attractions for the more adolescent public, with its organic and urban touch.
  • You will find a wide and modern proposal in cafes, bars and music.
  • Activities for those who like a more alternative life

Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

Initiative and autonomy, Ability to learn, Optimism and enthusiasm, Ability to lead initiatives

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer

  • Arrival orientation 
  • Accommodation during your volunteer  
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Follow-up, Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of your volunteer placement
  • Accident insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Guidance, counselling and management in the choice of the program

Accommodation

The spaces provided for volunteers are as follows:

  • Basic bunk beds, where you share a room with other volunteers.  
  • Common areas.
  • Laundry area and kitchen.
  • Common bathrooms.
  • Internet is available in the house at specific times.

There may be unexpected water and power cuts due to the area in which we are located.


What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Airport Pickup at Puerto Escondido Airport

An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Internet Access

Sorry, no access at the project site

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Puerto Escondido. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

The sea turtle conservation project in Mexico is open from the second week of June until the end of February.

You should arrive in the country on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it facilitates the integration of your project and the orientation of the place and activities to be carried out.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 920€
3 weeks 1,050€
4 weeks 1,250€
5 weeks 1,450€
6 weeks 1,600€
7 weeks 1,800€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,925€
Average fees 351€/week

Program fees

351€ per week 2 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Adventure Volunteer

Fantastic 4.5 rating (17 reviews)

Non-profit - founded in 2017

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Sergio

Spoken languages: Spanish, English

About the project

Support in the cooperation and creation of social and environmental projects in communities at risk of social exclusion, through international volunteering.

Meet your organization


ADVENTURE VOLUNTEER is a non-profit organization, established in 2017. We collaborate in the social and environmental field through projects of conservation and protection of the environment and animals, as well as in the social part through projects of empowerment of women, community development, functional diversity, medical or teaching.


Our team of collaborators has a deep experience in international volunteer programs.  We know all the realities of the areas where we are working, collaborating and where we have a presence. 


Our projects offer volunteers the opportunity to meet, share and participate in social and environmental projects. These projects demand educational and recreational activities that benefit communities of different cultures and customs, communities with economic difficulties and different degrees of social exclusion.


17 reviews · rating4.5

Stefanie Schmitz rating4.8

2022 at Conservation and Protection of Sea Turtles

This is an amazing project run by very humble and dedicated people. I had a fabulous two weeks, I learnt a lot and I would love to return. The project takes conservation very seriously. And there are many great photo opportunities with these lovely baby ...
Clara Borzini rating3

2023 at Environmental Research and education

Absolutely not recommended! I went on holiday and didn't volunteer, I did almost nothing for 15 days, the organization left something to be desired. Luckily at least I found very friendly and helpful people, and a breathtaking natural environment. -------- Organization's ...
My experience in Nicaragua was everything I hoped and more. The program coordinator and host family were so welcoming and helpful. I loved spending my mornings with the children and staff at the "Coro de angels" school and exploring the city of Granada and surrounding areas in the afternoons and on ...
Ariadna Sanchez rating4.4

2022 at Sea Turtle Conservation and Protection

Una experiencia única y especial. Vale la pena disfrutar de la experiencia sin duda. Aprendes mucho sobre el proyecto, las tortugas, su vida y los peligros a los que están expuestas. Repetiré sin dudarlo! ***Translation*** A unique and special experience. The experience is definitely worth ...
Sara Quintana rating4.8

2022 at Teaching and Reinforcement Assistant

My stay in Panama has been one of the best experiences of my life so far. I was able to get to know different projects in Panama, especially in Chame and Parara Puru. Both are social projects where I was able to learn about their culture and participate in the school reinforcement of the children. ..
Valerie Sara Tonolli rating4.6

2022 at Organic Vegetable Garden and Educational Reinforce

My partner and I spent four weeks with this wonderful organization. Our significant contributions were towards helping young women with different types of disabilities in the artisanal workshops where they participate daily. We also launched an online fundraising campaign to help the organization ...

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