Sea Fans

Volunteer

in marine  conservation

No experience needed.

You don’t need a marine biology degree to join a marine conservation project. All you need is a love of the ocean and a willingness to learn. There are hundreds of ocean conservation projects around the world that rely on volunteers – people like you – to keep their vital work going.

These projects come in all shapes and sizes. Learn how to gather data on the health of coral reefs, or ensure baby turtles make it to the sea. Help scientists conduct research into sharks and manta rays, or discover new information on whale migration routes. Count seabirds, plant mangroves, build artificial reefs, the list goes on…

As well as making a difference to the ocean and its inhabitants, you can also make a difference to yourself. Learn new skills or take part in environmental projects such as beach cleans and recycling schemes. Strengthen your C.V. with an NGO internship or educate local communities on the importance of marine conservation. Why not give scuba diving a go? Or gain more dive certifications all the way up to divemaster. 

Most projects are run by non-profit organisations that requires a joining fee from each volunteer. This money is what keeps the project going.You can join for any length of time from a week to a couple of months (or even longer). You may be surprised at how much you can get for your money compared with a typical holiday in the sun.

If you’re looking for an adventure, a sabbatical, a holiday with a difference then explore Sea Fans today. What’s more, all sea fans can get a discount through our partner agencies.

Or, if you need some more advice, read our thoughts on how to choose the right marine conservation project for you. 

Project Inspiration

Whales

Coral Reefs

Sea Turtles

Seals & Sea Lions 

Sharks

Penguins

Dolphins

Sea Cows

Stay dry or get wet?

Scuba Diving

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are hundreds of scuba diving volunteer projects to choose from.

Snorkelling

If scuba diving is not for you, then why not try a snorkelling volunteer project instead?

Boat

All aboard. Sail the open ocean to help spot and protect all types of ocean megafauna.

Land

Not all marine conservation takes place out at sea. Stay dry while giving the ocean some love.