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Looking for a meaningful way to travel, experience other cultures and contribute to an important cause? Project Biodiversity needs volunteers like you! Find meaningful adventure working hands-on with wild nesting sea turtles. Travel affordably to an exotic destination to live on beaches famous for their beautiful scenery and surfing all while gaining fieldwork experience in conservation biology or a related field.

Marine Turtle Nesting Season Volunteers
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The work and dedication of our volunteers are critical to the success of Project Biodiversity. During the nesting season, volunteers participate in all aspects of the project, including night patrols to protect and collect data on nesting sea turtles, hatchling releases, hatchery maintenance, and community outreach


Your work as a volunteer will have a meaningful long-term impact; after their experience, volunteers are able to spread awareness about conservation through their first-hand knowledge. The presence of volunteers in in the field camp is also an important morale booster for the project as a whole, as they bring a sense of enthusiasm, passion and unique perspectives.

Timing: 23rd June - 20th October (entire nesting season) 

Deadline to Apply: volunteers can apply at any point throughout the season.



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Hatchling Season Volunteers

Volunteering during the hatching season is one of the best ways to have a break and relax while helping in the conservation of Loggerhead sea turtles. Stay overnight in the hatchery monitoring hundreds of nests and releasing thousands of baby turtles to the ocean; Patrol the main beaches of Sal Island with the sunrise to check the nests that are ready to hatch and to help lost or entangled baby turtles get to the sea.


For those looking to connect with others who share your passion for meaningful travel, get hands-on with conservation and have a great time in Cabo Verde. For those looking to kick start their career in conservation, this could be your chance to gain valuable experience in the third largest nesting site for Loggerheads in the world.

Timing:  1st of September - 06th December (entire hatchling season) 

Deadline to Apply: volunteers can apply at any point throughout the season.

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Our Field Camp

Volunteers are based in field camp (living in a shared tent with other volunteers), with rest periods in apartments in Santa Maria. Volunteers work six days each week and will have 1 day/night off to explore the island, enjoy diving, surfing and other water sports, or just lay on the beach and relax! Living under these conditions can be challenging, extremely tiring and stressful, but will certainly also be exciting, sun-filled and full of adventure. Learn more about the camp by clicking below!

Still have questions?
Get them answered on our FAQs page! 
Volunteer Application
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