Located in the town of O Grove, volunteers and interns will have the opportunity to contribute to bottlenose dolphin, whale & porpoise conservation whilst gaining hands-on field and laboratory experience.
Having the opportunity to go out on the research boat and survey wild dolphins in the water around us was an incredible experience I’ll never forget.
Matthew Garrett, UK
Click to watch a video showcasing the marine conservation volunteer and internship activities in Galicia.
You will gain an insight into dolphin research, learn about different research instruments and techniques, learn about bottlenose dolphins and gain awareness about their conservation.
Galicia is known in Spain as the “land of the 1000 rivers”. Those rivers cross all the region from the mountainous inland to the coast, where they form the characteristical “Rias” (firths). At least 16 cetacean species have been recorded in Galician waters.
During free time, volunteers can enjoy the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park. You can also enjoy sports like cycling, kayaking, surfing and sailing. O Grove offers great nightlife and some superb restaurants serving a wide variety of seafood.