Sea Turtles Rehabilitator

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founded in 2010
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Punti Salienti

Help the Project with it’s great cause of rehabilitation of wounded turtles whether by humans, garbage or trash.
Expand and gain new skills in marine conservation and field research!
Work alongside an amazing team of staff and other volunteers!
Experience a new culture, tradition and enjoy the simplicity of life!
Make unforgettable memories!
Explore the pristine blue waters and white sands of Ambalangoda and take part in an amazing volunteering opportunity of conserving/rehabilitating sea turtles! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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Explore the pristine blue waters and white sands of Ambalangoda and take part in an amazing volunteering opportunity of conserving sea turtles!

 

Our program is certified by the Sri Lankan government as the only disabled turtle conservation project in the country.

 

There are 7 species of turtles that live in the world and out of that, 5 species of turtles live in the Indian Ocean. Our program breeds and cares for 4 different species of turtles that live in the Indian Ocean: Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Green and Olive Ridley. There are around 30 disabled turtles living in the center and in a separate center we hatch hundreds of turtle eggs to be released to the ocean when born. The aim of this project is to conserve turtles by directly taking care of the turtles, enhancing awareness among fishermen and the communities regarding turtle conservation and increasing the number of turtles in the ocean by releasing baby hatchlings to the sea.

 

So, for a minimum stay of 1 week, come now and have this unforgettable and worthwhile experience!

Typical day

The activities change according to the beach weather conditions and the number of participants but spending time with these marvelous creatures is the main aim of participants' involvement.
This program requires your dedication and support. Cleaning of the turtles and their tanks at the turtle conservation center are the main things you must do. That is because it is vital to have a clean and hygienic center for these animals.
Typical activities during the week would include,
  • Feeding the turtles (every other day)
  • Cleaning the tanks
  • Cleaning the turtles
  • Cleaning the beach
  • Helping with the weekly release of over 100 newborn turtles into the ocean (depends on the weather and season).

Free-time activities

During days of, volunteers have the opportunity to go sightseeing, spending some time on the beach, enjoying the fresh sea breeze, swimming and much more!

This project is located about in Ambalangoda which is a coastal town located in the Galle District, of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. This little town by the ocean is a sweaty, workaday town, and not touristy. Ambalangoda is known as a Buddhist city in Sri lanka. Ambalangoda is the place where "Masks" originated in Sri Lanka during the days of the kings and this is still thriving sometimes but a bit modernized. The volunteer house is located 10 minutes’ walk away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 10 minutes’ walk away from our accommodation.

Swimming
Sightseeing

Requisiti

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)
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application Form, 2 pictures and Liability Waiver and Volunteer Policy forms (provided during application process)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by Fronteering Travel

The fee includes:

  • Placement
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pick up & drop off.
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Bandaranaike International Airport
The volunteers need to fly into CMB (Bandaranayake International Airport). First; you will meet the project’s transfer coordinator. He will meet you at the meeting point (paging area) in the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our center in Kandy or Ambalangoda according to the program you have booked. You will need to get a SIM Card as well. After passing through customs, make sure you stay on the same floor. Our Coordinator will be waiting for you in front of this entrance with a sign displaying the name of the project. He/She will not move to find you as they have firm instructions. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, the project found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station and allow them to make their own way; whether it is to do more travelling or return to the airport. A Transfer back to the airport is not provided.
Accommodation

You will be accommodated in our center which is located a few meters from the ocean (Dormitory style). The beach is closer to the accommodation where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. Please bring your own padlock to be used.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can eat out at any of the local restaurants. 

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sri Lanka.
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 Sri Lanka provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Sri Lanka you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sri Lanka.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Year round however, you should keep in mind that the project requires applicants to arrive on a Saturday or a Sunday! If applicants arrive on any other day, they will have to arrange their own transfers.

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1.195
2 weeks
$1.495
3 weeks
$2.195
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2.495
Average fees
$909 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Fronteering Travel vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Sea Turtles Rehabilitator

Explore the pristine blue waters and white sands of Ambalangoda and take part in an amazing volunteering opportunity of conserving/rehabilitating sea turtles!

$909/week

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