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Sea Turtle Conservation in Natural Park

Valencia, Spain

Agency | GoEco

We need volunteers to provide conservation support for the after effects of intense exploitation in an area, which is now declared as a place of special protection.

The Albufera National Park

Located at only 15 kilometers from downtown Valencia, the Albufera Natural Park, one of Spain's most important wetlands, also exists as one of the most emblematic locations in Valencia due to its biodiversity and great ecological interest. Home to a wide range of wildlife including water, wading, and migratory birds as well as species in danger of extinction, the area is declared by the European Union as a place of special protection. The Albufera provides conservation support for the after effects of the intense agricultural (cultivation of rice), industrial, hunting, and touristic uses, the consequences of which have been breaking the ecological balance. The conservation work performed by the volunteers will assist local teams with the recovery plan and park management activities.

Volunteering tasks and assignments may include:
  • Participating in activities restoring bird habitats, nest construction and checking, and bird ringing
  • Wildlife census/ surveys and data collection
  • Turtle monitoring
  • Eradicating invasive vegetation
  • General park maintenance

The Location

Although the Valencia region is better known for its extensive coastline, its inland areas are home to diverse ecosystems with unique flora and fauna that thrive in the Mediterranean. The fantastic landscape is dotted with hills and mountains, rivers, forests, islands, and wetlands, offering incredible contrasts. Explore the wonder of the Sierra Calderona, Sierra de Mariola, the Montgó Natural Park or the Sierra of Espadán.

Typical day

Volunteers work around 4-5 hours a day. Work is done during the mornings - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weekends are usually off. The volunteer work is about 30-60 minutes away from the accommodations.

Free-time activities

In addition to volunteering at local projects that could not exist without support from volunteers, participants can explore the Valencia region as more than just tourists. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, and exploring the city itself. Valencia is a coastal city with hot summers and mild winters. It is a city rich in culture and heritage and has more than 15 kilometers of beaches. From the old maritime quarter of El Cabanyal, the Albufera Natural Park, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, the old town with its monuments and museums, the fun and lively neighborhood of El Carmen or Ruzafa with exciting night life, it's impossible to get bored in a city that offers so much.
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.

Our Operations Manager will arrange classes for volunteers following registration.
Please note there is an additional cost for this.

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).
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
Good level of English, basic level of Spanish recommended, physically fit and prepared to work in the open environment.
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


Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

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Services by GoEco
  • accommodation
  • internet access
  • airport pick-up on arrival day
  • comprehensive travel health 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. The apartments host between 3 and 6 volunteers at any given time. There is an equipped kitchen for the volunteers' use and you have access to a laundry machine.

There is also an option for participants to live with a host-family with half-board (breakfast and dinner). The extra cost is USD130 for the first 2 weeks and USD50 for each extra week. It is possible to upgrade following registration.
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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
6 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Valencia/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.
Crowdfunding Service
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%)
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 GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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