Coral Reef Marine Conservation and Diving

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Help to combat global warming and enviormental issues on a secluded island!
Assist local workers to secure the unique biodiversity of marine life here in Vanuatu
Contribute to Vanuatu's Tourism Industry, and learn to dive in the process
Communitcate with the local workers, learn more about environmental conservation and how we can all help
Deliver supplies from the mainland via boat transfers
Enjoy the unspoiled beauty exploring Vanuatu's incredible diving & snorkeling regions while assisting in environmental marine programs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Located on a beautiful and secluded island in Vanuatu, help the local marine conservation team plant a coral reef.   The waters of Vanuatu are warm, clean and full of sea life, however similar to various coral reefs in Australia, the coral’s are affected by climate change and other environmental issues such as pollution and over fishing.  By assisting in the project, you’re helping to secure the unique biodiversity of marine life in this beautiful region of the South Pacific.  

This project is perfect for those interested in environmental conservation who want to enjoy diving & snorkeling.   The work can be varied with volunteers helping the local experts in various tasks such as transporting grids to pre-selected project sites, positioning the grids on the ocean floor as well as transporting local supplies and materials from the mainland via boat among various other tasks. 

Location
Pélé, is a volcanic island located north of Efate (Port Vila) Vanuatu. This remote destination is inhabited by less than 250 villagers. Since 2003, Pele is a Marine protected area and a popular diving location with various reefs, mangrove forests, lagoons and seagrass beds. Pele’s main source of income comes from tourism, but don’t worry it feels way off the beaten path. Income from tourism is distributed by the Village Tourism Committee and supports aims as village water supply projects.

Daily boat transfers are available from the north coast of Efate. This is truly a tropical paradise with steep volcanic faces and white sandy beachs found in various locations.

Project Tasks
Coral gardening- attach broken coral fragments to grids
Plant the coral grids on the sea beds
Help transport supplies from the mainland

Typical day

You will generally be assisting the local experts planting coral in the ocean, so a lot of time will be spent at the beach. There are also other activites to do such as transporting project supplies to various locations. 

Volunteering is 4-6 hours per day. 

Free-time activities

Weekends are always free for relaxing or sightseeing of your choice. Our team on the ground will help you organize additional trips at local rates! There’s heaps of things to see and do in Vanuatu, from museums and cultural centers to island hopping, hiking, water sports like snorkeling, diving, boating and fishing etc. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
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)
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 Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation  (Home Stays – Sharing with other volunteers)
2 meals p/day (Breakfast & Dinner)
Arrival Airport transfer
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea daily
Full day orientation & training + cultural sightseeing
In country 24/7 coordination & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Bauerfield Airport

Airport 
Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)

Arrival Time(s)
Saturday 08:00 to 20:00
Sunday 08:00 to 20:00
Accommodation
Accommodation is in a dedicated house very close to the beach! Volunteers will share a bedroom with up to 2-4 persons per room (single gender rooms). There is WiFi included in public areas, laundry facilities (at small additional fee), lockable rooms, cold/warm showers, bed linen, mosquito protection and fans included. Volunteers are requested to bring their own towel. Living with other volunteers in a dormitory-style house is heaps of fun and a great way to meet like minded travelers. The volunteer house is in close proximity to a basic supermarkets, ATM, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, petrol stations and bus stop.

*You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
3 meals a day on weekdays and 2 meals a day on weekends will be provided for the duration of your placement. Food will be mainly authentic to the local culture which includes plenty of chicken dishes, coconut based curries, dhal (lentils), fresh fish, saffron rice and tropical fruits. Meals are served at your home stay each day or at the project site. There is also filtered water available at the volunteer center. Bottled water is also readily available in Vanuatu.

*If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.
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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Bauerfield Airport (VLI) in Port Vila. We assist you to find cheap flights to Vanuatu.
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 Vanuatu provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Vanuatu you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Vanuatu.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$670
2 weeks
$1,070
3 weeks
$1,420
4 weeks
$1,770
8 weeks
$3,270
12 weeks
$4,670
20 weeks (max. stay)
$6,960
Average fees
$509 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Coral Reef Marine Conservation and Diving

Enjoy the unspoiled beauty exploring Vanuatu's incredible diving & snorkeling regions while assisting in environmental marine programs.

$509/week

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