Volunteer to protect a vital loggerhead turtle nesting area in Greece.


Volunteer with loggerhead turtles in Greece


Who: Global Vision International (GVI)

Where: Bay of Lakonikos, Greece

When: June to September (set departure dates)

Duration: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 weeks.

Suitability: Over 18s.

  • Family-friendly: This project accepts families with children aged 14+.
  • Under 18? GVI run a similar turtle programme for ages 15-17.

Focus: The conservation and protection of one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in the region.

Internship: Marine Conservation Internship available a 6-12 week stay.

 Cost: 2 weeks start from GBP 1150.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Patrol the beach to locate new tracks and nests, and help protect nests against predation by mammals and/or being inundation by sea water.
  • Collect vital data that contributes directly to coastal management plans in Greece and also the international strategy for the conservation of sea turtles.
  • Take part in daily morning surveys to record nesting activity
  • Record turtle data and measurements.
  • Install protective nest grids
  • Relocate and excavate nests (from August onwards)
  • Harvest bamboo to assemble nest grids
  • Provide important conservation information to overseas visitors and the local community.

The Base

Quiet campsite near a traditional fishing town. The campsite has a number of facilities, including a mini-market, a self-service restaurant and access to a telephone.

Sleeping: Tents right next to the beach with great views.

Food: 3 meals a day.

Support: Airport pick up, 24-hour emergency phone, 24-hour in-country phone.


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