from 865€

Fantastic 4.5rating (47)

Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation

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2 - 6 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastic 4.5  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

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

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

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

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 turtle eggs that are poached.

Help us to protect the ...

About the program

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 turtle 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, who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, are proactive and don’t mind odd work hours.


Please note that depending on availability you may be assigned project shared accommodation(with other volunteers) in the project or host family accommodation.



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 personel on the project

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 personel on 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 ...

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.

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)

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

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 or host family.

Accommodation

Host family , in private room with two meals per day, with private bathroom shared with the family only or volunteer dorms with two meals per day or volunteer guesthouse with meals. Depending availability.

Food & Beverages

Host family , in private room with two meals per day
or volunteer guesthouse with meals. Depending availability.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala. 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 Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

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. VACCINE CHECKER

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

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 865€
3 weeks 1,106€
4 weeks 1,432€
5 weeks 1,658€
6 weeks (max. stay) 1,885€
Average fees 373€/week

Program fees

373€ per week 2 - 6 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 6 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Integrated Learning Experience

Fantastic 4.5 rating (47 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2005

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Diego

Spoken languages: English, Spanish

About the project

Integrated Learning Experiences was founded in 2005 by former Peace Corps staff that wanted to provide flexible volunteer programs with a positive impact.

Meet your organization

Integrated Learning Experiences’ (INLEX) mission is to strengthen human resources in Central America and South America through volunteer programs, educational travel and internship opportunities.

In addition to this, INLEX provides opportunities for students and professionals to further gain experience in their field of choice by matching participants with the best opening available.

We work towards:

  • Sustainability in the projects and communities that we work in.
  • Programs that promote cultural exchange.
  • Safe and affordable programs.
  • Strengthening and empowering communities.
  • Authentic experiences for our participants.
  • Facilitating education.

INLEX was set founded by former Peace Corps staff in Guatemala in 2005 who wanted to provide flexible programs for volunteers in Central America. This flexibility allows our participants the option to commit for as long as they want in the area they are best suited to support; creating a positive impact and a rewarding experience. We do this because we believe in the principle that every volunteer can make a difference.

Many years and happy people later, we continue working with key partner projects to develop communities in the Latin American region.

47 reviews · rating4.5

Jennifer Cersosimo rating5

2022 at Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation

The support from INLEX was personal and reliable. It was so nice to stay with a local family the first night and have an informative ride to my program placement. I had many new and interesting experiences at Hawaii. The local staff were wonderful and the food was delicious. I met some friendly and ...
Isabelle ERNY rating5

2022 at Wildlife & Sea Turtle Conservation

The work in preservation and protection programs of marine wildlife in Monterrico (Guatemala's Pacific's coast) was amazing: I did exactly the same work as my Guatemalan colleagues. The work itself was completely adapted, carried out with seriousness but always in a very good mood! :) I had chosen ...
I spent 10 great weeks in Costa Rica to work in a wildlife project with marine turtles. The project was locaded in a very beautiful place in Guanacaste, in the north of Costa Rica. When I arrived at the first day, I felt a little bit lost because I didn't spoke Spanish that well and the project was ...
Emmerson rating5

2023 at Environmental Preservation

i feel it could have been more environmental conservation, some times it just felt like i was helping with the tourism instead of the environment. the host family was wonderful and i made friends that i know will last a life time but for the actual position itself i struggled to find meaning and ...
Lowie rating5

2023 at Microfinance Internship

I worked at a company that specialises in constructing social housing. It's a family-owned business where the father is a lawyer, one son is an architect responsible for designing houses and overseeing construction sites, and the other son and daughter handle administrative tasks and interact with ...
Laura O'Grady rating5

2023 at Medical Clinic Supporter

I spent one month in Antigua with Inlex, working in a medical clinic in the mornings and undertaking Spanish lessons in the afternoons. Alex and Diego made sure I felt comfortable and integrated into the community and my host family from the very start, and continued to check in throughout my ...

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