Volunteer to protect endangered sea turtles in Greece while getting hands-on field research experience, meeting new people and exploring the Kefalonian coast.
Volunteers can join the project for a minimum of 2 weeks and we have places available throughout the Summer
Individuals, groups and students all welcome.
As a sea turtle conservation volunteer in Greece, you will survey the beaches of Kefalonia to find and protect endangered sea turtles in the following ways;
- Survey teams cycle to the beaches in the early morning looking for fresh turtle nests, then mark, measure, and protect against damage all nests that were laid during the previous night and monitor their incubation progress.
- As the young turtles hatch, volunteers help to protect them from light pollution and assure they can safely crawl to the sea.
- After all healthy hatchlings have left the nests, volunteers conduct nest inventories to assess the fate of every egg and the hatching success of each nest.
For more details on how the programme works, dates, costs and how to apply, please visit our detailed project page here.