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Coast and Marine Conservation

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Agency | GoEco

We aim to protect the coastline and marine ecosystems in Montgo Nature Park, while also educating volunteers on how to preserve and revitalize the fragile environment.

Volunteers will discover the unique flora and fauna of Montgo Nature Park, which rises over 700 meters above sea level and encompasses over 5,000 acres around Montgo Mountain. Running parallel to the coastline, the park has an extraordinary wealth of wildlife and vegetation, including over 650 vegetable species, such as the red lavender and maritime fennel. The reserve is teeming with native bird species, including yellow legged seagulls or royal owls, and other various animals, from reptiles to amphibians to small mammals, like rabbits and foxes. You can also enjoy various hiking trails with marvelous views of both mountain and sea. 

In recent years, the heavy flow of park visitors has had a negative effect on the delicate coastal and marine ecosystems. This program aims to protect the fragile coastline and marine ecosystems in Montgo Nature Park, while also educating volunteers on how to preserve and revitalize the fragile environment.

Denia is situated along the Mediterranean Sea, between the cities of Valencia and Alicante, and is known to be one of the most beautiful port towns in Spain. With over 20 kilometers of beach and a variety of water sports and activities, Denia is the perfect destination for those who want to relax and soak up the sun and ideal for those who love to dive, windsurf, and sail. One amazing site in Denia is the famous 11th century castle located on a rocky crag that overlooks the city, as well as the Archeological and Ethnological museums. Whether you want to venture through the picturesque streets, savor the fresh fish from a local restaurant, or attend the traditional fiestas, Denia is definitely a worthwhile place to visit.

While participating in this project, you will contribute to important conservation and marine research. Depending on the weather conditions your work will either take place on a boat, in the water, or on the coast. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • monitoring whales, dolphins, turtles, and seabirds
  • data collection and surveys on coastal flora and fauna
  • improving and repairing wetland ecosystems
  • collecting trash along the coast
  • reforestation and forest fire prevention
  • accurately identifying targeted species 
  • helping with the logistical operations
Please note that some of these activities are only possible during specific times of the year or under certain weather conditions.

Typical day

Your day will start at 8:00 am as you head out to the coast to conduct biodiversity surveys or collect data. After lunch you will collect trash along the coast or spend time monitoring and observing wildlife.  For the rest of the day you will have time to relax, go to the beach, explore the city, play sports, or try the local cuisine.
Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday from 8 am - 1 pm and will normally have the weekends free to explore the beautiful surrounding area or travel to nearby cities.

Free-time activities

If you are looking to explore outside Denia, you can hop on a ferry to Ibiza and experience one of Spain’s favorite nightlife islands. Ibiza boasts more than 160 kilometers of coastline with over 50 beaches, plus plenty of restaurants, bars, and clubs. Step off the beaten path and pay a visit to the old town of Dalt Vila, which provides wonderful panoramic views of the city and a wealth of history that spans over 2,500 years. For a taste of the big city, be sure to visit Valencia. Valencia is filled with historical attractions, such as the famous Serranos Towers and intricate architecture, like Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas.

You may also join a program add-on or Spanish lesson package for an additional cost. It is possible to request these options following registration:

Learning Spanish in Valencia (Not Included):
Participants that don't know Spanish or wish to brush up on their language skills have the opportunity to sign up for a Spanish course, before or after your volunteer project. You also have the option to take private lessons.

Program Add-Ons (Not Included):
Take your volunteering experience one step further!
Earn your Padi Open Water Scuba Diving certification before the project begins and put your scuba skills to use while collecting data and researching marine life. 

Water Sports

Program 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 (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Basic level of Spanish is recommended,
physically fit and prepared to work outside on a daily basis.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with GoEco straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

Suitable for


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  • accommodation
  • airport pick-up on arrival day
  • comprehensive travel insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
  • local in-country team and 24h emergency support

Airport Pickup at Valencia Airport

 Volunteers are provided with a single room within a shared apartment. Each apartment holds between 3 and 6 volunteers at any given time. There is also an option to live with a host-family with half-board (breakfast and dinner).

You will have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Free access to a washing machine is provided.

Bedroom (Single)
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. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Valencia Airport (VLC) in Valencia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
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 Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.
Costs (Prices in USD)
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12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Denia/Spain between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Spain.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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