Ocean Research and Marine Conservation Volunteer and Internship Programme, South Africa

Country: South Africa,
Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Teaching & Education,
Organisation: WorkingAbroad Projects

Become a marine conservation volunteer and work on dolphin and whale research projects, helping to understand more about these magnificent species, located in the stunning area of Plettenberg Bay in South Africa.

Marine conservation volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with community education projects on the South African coastline, and aid with maintaining the high coastline quality. Opportunities also exist to volunteer with sea turtle rescue and monitor river health.  Long term marine research internship placements also available.

The aim of the project is to change the way people think and behave in their lives, encouraging sustainable co-existence with the natural world, and marine conservation volunteers will therefore have the chance to assist with this goal. The long term goal is the establishment of a Marine Park.

Regardless of how long you choose to stay, you will leave ORCA with a deeper understanding of marine and coastal conservation, and the skills to educate others. ORCA works in partnership with both the Centre for Dolphin Studies and Ocean Blue Adventures.  If you are passionate about the conservation and sustainability of marine coastal systems, then this is the ideal project for you.

You can volunteer in South Africa for between 1 week and 10 months, and we have places available throughout the year. Individuals, groups and students are all welcome.


Contact Details


The Coombe, Spring Barn Farm

Kingston Road



Telephone 1: +44 1273 479 047

Website: http://workingabroad.com/projects/ocean-research-conservation-programme-south-africa

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