- Good physical condition and ability to walk several kilometers per night if required.
- Work in remote areas under very basic conditions.
- Keen sense of responsibility and desire to make a positive impact.
- Minimum 18 years old.
- Volunteer for a minimum of one week.
- Conversational Spanish (preferred).
- Travel and medical insurance (recommended)
Volunteer Project Dates and Application Process
- Project duration: April 15 to September 15, yearly
- Start date: anytime during project duration with spaces subject to availability.
- Specific start date must be noted on Volunteer Form
- No deadline for Volunteer Form submission.
- Prices and payments applicable to volunteer duration (See Prices & Payments)
Be Prepared for the Real Experience
- Night patrols are between the hours of 7 pm and 5 am when you might walk up to several kilometers, often with the limited use of flashlights, sometimes in the rain.
- Some 24-hour shifts may include a night patrol and a daytime hatchery shift.
- Endure tropical weather that is wet, hot and humid.
- Encounter mosquitoes that bite, though there is no malaria in the area.
- Live in basic facilities.
- Find joy and fulfillment from innovative work that is saving the species!
Plan your dates
- Different activities are occurring during different times of the year.
- In-water turtle monitoring, mangrove restoration, community based tourism and education activities are available year round.
- The hawksbill nesting and hatchling emergence seasons are limited to a few months out of the year.
- The olive ridley turtle nesting season follows the hawksbill season and we help local partners protect nests in their project hatcheries.
- Use the calendar to the right to help determine your preferred dates.