Wildlife: Sea Turtle Conservation

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Coordinator | David
Coordinator | David

High­lights

Experience the culture and nature resources of central america
Learn spanish fluently
Enjoy the experience on living in the beautiful tropical weather
Get experience in working with animlas and learn about fauna & flora conservation
Visit some of the most amazing beaches in the world
Work in preservation and protection programs of marine wildlife in the coast of Guatemala. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Marine wildlife is constantly under threat from pollution, poaching and habitat loss. As a volunteer in the Turtle conservation project, you will be working to protect marine wildlife alongside experienced staff by diminishing the number of turtles eggs that are poached.



Help us to protect the Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green sea turtles who play an important role in the ocean’s ecosystem. You will be working in a turtle conversation site and working in a hatchery along the beach where collected eggs are reburied and allowed to hatch under protection. The nesting season runs from June through December, but peaks in August and September. The hatchery releases around 5,000 turtles into the sea every year.


 

Volunteers working in the project in Guatemala will be mostly working in turtle preservation aimed at growing the numbers of turtles each season. Volunteers help in hatcheries, turtle release, monitoring, beach patrols, and project support.



Who is this program better for? 

Volunteers that are :passionate about marine wildlife, that don’t mind getting their hands dirty , are proactive and don’t mind odd work hours.


 

Typical day

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day, monday through thursday. The project will provide you any equipment that you need. You will be working with the personal of the project

Free-time activities

As the birthplace of the ancient Mayans, Guatemala is loaded with more cultural and historical attractions than almost any other country in Central America. In addition, it also offers plenty of peaceful fishing villages, busy local textile markets, and natural beauty in the form of lush tropical jungles, colorful coral reefs, active volcanoes, and breathtaking black sand beaches. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the culture, spend your time relaxing on the beach, or get your adrenaline pumping by joining a safari or heading to a theme park, here are the 25 best things Guatemala has to offer.
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) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience

We are using the fees to pay

  • Accommodation
  • Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
The project will give you any equipment needed.

Airport Pickup at La Aurora International Airport

One of our coordinators will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your guest house.

Accommodation
Host family , in private room with two meals per day, with private bathroom shared with the family only.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host family , in private room with two meals per day
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 La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala.
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 Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Please select a Sunday for arrival.

Our team will guide you for the best Sunday start date for your project

However, you will only be working with turtles during the season of June – December, the rest of the year you will be working with iguanas, alligators and in mangrove conservation.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 789
4 weeks
$ 1,177
6 weeks
$ 1,472
8 weeks
$ 1,767
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,767
Average fees
$ 276 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Wildlife: Sea Turtle Conservation

Work in preservation and protection programs of marine wildlife in the coast of Guatemala.

$276/week

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