Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation for Teens

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High­lights

Become fully immersed in the Greek culture
Make a lasting impact while seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings head for the sea
Receive a professional reference from your program manager
Have the opportunity to complete online courses endorsed by University of Richmond in the United States if you choose to complete our included Leadership Course
Gaining practical skills needed for a career in conservation
Work on critical turtle conservation initiatives in the ancient beachside town of Kyparissia Bay in Greece. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 15+
Singles
Groups
Join this volunteer project alongside an international team and contribute to critical conservation of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. 

Based in the spectacular Kyparissia Bay, this volunteer program has been designed especially for volunteers aged between 15 and 17 years old. 

Throughout your time on this program, you will be trained and supervised by world class qualified leaders in the field. 

Health & safety is a priority and we are compliant with British Standards 8848. 

As a participant on this program you will do morning and night surveys where you will collect data on the nesting activity. A big part of your responsibility as a volunteer is to work on initiatives to protect nests and hatchlings from potential predators. With guidance from your program manager you will also offer information sessions to local tourists on the importance of conservation in the area. 

Over weekends you will head out for sight seeing activities which are facilitated by our local field team.

This program includes an optional Leadership online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.


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Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.



Estimated Schedule:

  • 6-10am: Early morning survey
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm: Afternoon survey
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Bed Time/Night survey

Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.


These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Areopoli

  • Monemvasia Fortress

  • Archeological Sites 

  • Local village visits and surrounds


The possibilities are endless! All side trips are facilitated by local field staff and are planned in advance.


Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 15 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Parental Consent and Partner consent forms
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start date.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Cultural weekend
  • Dedicated project leaders
  • Extensive pre-departure service including packing lists, fundraising advice, advice on travel arrangements, a thorough pre-departure orientation
  • Adventure and cultural activities
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
Airport pick up is provided from Athens International Airport within a specified time period. 
Accommodation
In the spectacular bay of Kyparissia, our base is within a campsite on the beach and participants sleep in tents..
Camping
Food & Beverages
Meals are included and participants will take it in turns to cook meals for the group. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
Internet Access
Limited 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 Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens. 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

  • 2021
  • 03 Jul 2021
    17 Jul 2021
    31 Jul 2021
    • 2022
    • 02 Jul 2022
      16 Jul 2022

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$5,286
2 weeks (max. stay)
$5,286
Average fees
$2,643 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sea Turtle & Marine Conservation for Teens

Work on critical turtle conservation initiatives in the ancient beachside town of Kyparissia Bay in Greece.

$2098/week

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