Conservation of Whale & Dolphin Populations

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Puntos Salientes

Contribute to critical dolphin & whale conservation initiatives
Experience the beautiful beaches Tenerife has to offer
Opportunity to complete courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States
See Whales & Dolphins in their natural habitat
Contribute to critical whale & dolphin conservation initiatives in the beautiful subtropical island archipelago - Canary Islands. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
50+

Join this ethical whale and dolphin conservation based in Tenerife, Canary Islands which is around 3-5 hours away from most big cities in Europe. 

This project aims to raise awareness around unsustainable tourism practices that pose a threat on the 20-28 species of dolphin and whale species in the area.

A big portion of your project is spent educating tourists on ethical watching tours, taking photographs and recording numbers and behaviors of the whale and dolphins, beach cleans and documenting any environmental impacts that may affect overall health of marine life in the area. 

All data collected is used by local organizations to make important decisions about whether there is a need for environmental policies to protect the wild and marine life.

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

Get in touch for more information!

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:

5 or 6am: Wake up call

6 - 10 am: Data collection

12pm: Lunch

1pm - 4pm:  Data collection/beach clean

6pm: Dinner

9pm: Bed Time

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:

  • La Lagua

  • Macizo De Anaga Biosphere Reserve

  • Recreational Diving or Snorkeling

  • Beaches

  • Teide National Park

The possibilities are endless!

We also now include cultural/local experiences. These experiences will take place once every 4 weeks.  

These activities may include: 

  • Learn how to make delicious Canarian dishes
  • Visit Tenerife's first port built in the 15th century
  • Stargaze and learn the constellations from a professional astronomical guide
  • Bike down an active volcano in Teide National Park
  • Start the day kayaking and snorkelling 
  • Explore magical micro-climates and laurel forests
  • Catch a cable car up an active volcano
  • Visit Christopher Columbus's last port of call and step back in time 

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

Requi­sitos

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
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

Servicios incluidos

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
  • 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 Tenerife South Airport

Airport pick up is provided from Tenerife South Airport on your program start date within a specified time period. 

Accommodation
Our base in Tenerife is located just a short walk from 3 main harbors. Accommodation will be in shared rooms in a house on the island.


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and dinner are provided on project and participants take it in turn to prepare meals for the group.
Participants need to cater for themselves for lunch and there are several local cafes nearby.
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 Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Tenerife. We assist you to find cheap flights to España.
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 España provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in España you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for España.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

2022
  • 08 Jan 2022 
  • 22 Jan 2022 
  • 05 Feb 2022 
  • 19 Feb 2022 
  • 05 Mar 2022 
  • 19 Mar 2022 
  • 02 Apr 2022 
  • 16 Apr 2022 
  • 30 Apr 2022 
  • 14 May 2022 
  • 28 May 2022 
  • 11 Jun 2022 
  • 25 Jun 2022 
  • 09 Jul 2022 
  • 23 Jul 2022 
  • 06 Aug 2022 
  • 20 Aug 2022 
  • 03 Sep 2022 
  • 17 Sep 2022 
  • 01 Oct 2022 
  • 15 Oct 2022 
  • 29 Oct 2022 
  • 12 Nov 2022 
  • 26 Nov 2022 
  • 10 Dec 2022 
  • 24 Dec 2022
2023
  • 07 Jan 2023
  • 21 Jan 2023
  • 04 Feb 2023
  • 18 Feb 2023
  • 04 Mar 2023
  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 01 Apr 2023
  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 29 Apr 2023
  • 13 May 2023
  • 27 May 2023
  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 24 Jun 2023
  • 08 Jul 2023
  • 22 Jul 2023
  • 05 Aug 2023
  • 19 Aug 2023
  • 02 Sep 2023
  • 16 Sep 2023
  • 30 Sep 2023
  • 14 Oct 2023
  • 28 Oct 2023
  • 11 Nov 2023
  • 25 Nov 2023
  • 09 Dec 2023


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$2.338
2 weeks
$2.665
4 weeks
$3.374
6 weeks
$4.137
8 weeks
$4.954
10 weeks
$5.772
12 weeks (max. stay)
$6.426
Average fees
$1.437 /week

La organización cobra sus honorarios en EUR. La tabla de precios en USDestá sujeta a las fluctuaciones monetarias. GVI le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
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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Conservation of Whale & Dolphin Populations

Contribute to critical whale & dolphin conservation initiatives in the beautiful subtropical island archipelago - Canary Islands.

$1318/week

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