Conservation of Sea Turtles and Their Habitat

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

You will collaborate with more volunteers in night and day work on the Greek islands.
You will live an incredible natural experience in a paradisiacal destination without having to travel many hours by plane.
Willingness and ability to work in a team
In both projects you will be with more volunteers
You know Greece differently
Together with the project coordinators you will live an incredible natural experience in a paradisiacal destination without having to travel many hours by plane. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The volunteer project in Greece takes place in 2 areas of the island, Kefalonia and Argostoli. Although they are different areas and accommodations, in both you will be with more volunteers.

Regularly, different activities are carried out apart from the main ones according to the area, some of these are:

ARGOSTOLI
  • Observation of sea turtle mating
  • Observation of identification techniques 
  • Participation in drone surveys of the harbour and feeding grounds (May only).
  • Beach profile studies 
  • Beach cleaning
  • Plastic pollution assessment
  • Sea turtle tagging (May to end of June)
  • Rescues of injured sea turtles
  • Recording of behavioural observations 
  • Sea turtle monitoring in the harbour
  • Early morning beach nesting census on the beach
  • Protection of nests and relocation if needed

LIXOURI
  • Rescue of injured sea turtles 
  • Monitoring of sea turtles in port
  • Monitored nests for hatching events (both early in the morning and overnight)
  • Beach profile studies 
  • Beach cleaning
  • Plastic pollution assessment

Typical day

A typical day in the turtle project in Greece starts around 8 a.m. with breakfast, after which the volunteers are told the tasks assigned to them for the day, which can be beach cleaning, release, research topics.

At lunchtime there is a break and in the evening the activities are resumed.

Free-time activities

ITHACA, THE MOST LEGENDARY ISLAND
Ithaca, an island full of myths and known for being the homeland of Ulysses. If you are passionate about Greek myths, visit this wonderful island on your volunteer trip to Greece.

NIGHTLIFE IN ARGOSTOLI
In addition to their natural wonders, the Greek islands are also famous for their fun nightlife.

GREECE, A COUNTRY TO DISCOVER
After the pandemic and being locked up, we have noticed a traffic of people looking to do solidarity actions and help others, but without forgetting to enjoy a paradise like Kefalonia.
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

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.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
It includes
  • Welcome at the airport and accompaniment
  • Accommodation for the duration of your volunteer stay
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program
  • Volunteer and liability insurance
  • Tax deduction certificate
Not included
  • Flight to Greece
  • Visa, if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Internal transportation or excursions
  • Travel within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Beverages, diets and special meals 
  • Bottled water
Airport Pickup at Kefallinia Airport
The local organisation will welcome you on arrival.

You can arrive in the following ways
  • Option 1: Direct flight to Kefalonia (EFL) 
  • Option 2: Flight to Athens (ATH) and then a 1 hour flight to Kefalonia from Athens. 
  • Option 3: Flight to Athens (ATH) and then bus/ferry to Kefalonia 7 hours bus/ferry to Kefalonia from Athens 
Accommodation
All the houses selected by the local organisation are equipped with apartment-style facilities with more volunteers.

The program includes accommodation in shared apartment-style rooms in one of the two houses; shared use of bathrooms, kitchen, cooking utensils and research equipment; transport to and from Kefalonia airport to the bus station, on the start and end dates of the program; use of bicycles; use of the bus station, on the start and end dates of the program; use of the bus station, on the start and end dates of the program; use of the bus station, on the start and end dates of the program.

WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE VOLUNTEER HOUSE?
  • Bed, in a room shared with other volunteers of the same sex.
  • Fully equipped kitchen to cook for you (meals not included).
  • Wifi
  • Laundry area (cold water and hand wash only).
Guesthouse
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kefallinia Airport (EFL) in Kefallinia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
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 Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The local organisation will welcome you on arrival.

You can arrive in the following ways
  • Option 1: Direct flight to Kefalonia (EFL) 
  • Option 2: Flight to Athens (ATH) and then a 1 hour flight to Kefalonia from Athens. 
  • Option 3: Flight to Athens (ATH) then bus/ferry to Kefalonia 7 hours bus/ferry ride to Kefalonia from Athens 

Turtles in Argostoli (arrivals on Sundays)
  • The first start date of the 2-week Programme for the Argostoli house is Sunday 24 April and every two weeks thereafter on a Sunday.
  • The last start date of the Programme is Sunday 16 October.
Turtles in Lixouri (arrivals on Tuesdays)
  • For Lixouri, the first start date of the Programme is Tuesday 7 June and every two weeks thereafter on a Tuesday.
  • The last start date for Lixouri is Tuesday 27 September.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$918
4 weeks
$1,591
8 weeks (max. stay)
$3,427
Average fees
$444 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
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.

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Conservation of Sea Turtles and Their Habitat

Together with the project coordinators you will live an incredible natural experience in a paradisiacal destination without having to travel many hours by plane.

$435/week

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