Volunteer to monitor turtles, survey reefs and engage with the community in South Thailand.


Thailand Sea Turtle Conservation Adventure

: Frontier

Where: Small island in the Andaman Sea, 5km offshore from the Phang Nga Province, Thailand

Focus:  Turtle monitoring, snorkel reef surveying and community engagement.

When: All year round | Project starts on a Monday.

  • Turtles: All year round
  • Snorkel Surveying: December – March.

Duration: Min. 2 weeks

Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.

Cost: 2 weeks starts from GBP 795 | Extra week from GBP 399.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Contribute to the continuing protection and conservation of turtles – Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green turtles.
  • Monitor and patrol vital turtle nesting beaches.
  • Conduct behavioural observation on turtles feeding.
  • Monitor nest hatching and collect a variety of data on the beaches.
  • Take part in the educational programmes for children and adults, in local schools and communities.
  • Conduct snorkel surveys of the offshore coral reefs looking out for evidence of reef recovery (December to March only).
  • Encourage the local community to move away from harmful practices such as harvesting turtles, and promote future conservation.
  • Prepare materials for school education programme on conservation and English lessons.
  • Create displays for the community conservation centre.
  • Conduct guided tours for visitors.
  • Possibly get the opportunity to spend time on the uninhabited Ra Island living in an eco-lodge monitoring beaches and conducting a bird surveys.
  • Help out with planting seedlings in the mangrove forest and other restoration work.

The Base

Accommodation: Volunteers stay in a homestay in a small Thai village in the north of the island. Electricity is available for a few hours in the evening. Each day volunteers travel to the project sites by boat.

Sleeping: Single or shared rooms depending on volunteer numbers. The bed is a “Thai-style” mattress on the floor with a pillow.

Food: 3 meals a day.

Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back-up; UK residential briefing weekend available.

Transport: Volunteers fly into Phuket or Ranong airport and self-travel to the project village via boat, car or bus using easy to follow instructions.


The next step: Visit Frontier for more information and to book.
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