Become a marine conservation volunteer and participate in dolphin and monk seal research in the Ionian Sea, helping to provide a marine environment that provides long-term viability for the species. The research focuses on the Bottlenose Dolphin, the Common Dolphin and the Mediterranean Monk Seal, in the Amvrakikos Gulf and the Inner Ionian Sea archipelago.
I had a wonderful time and a great experience, and the spirit of the team was excellent! I wish I could have a chance to go there again, its a lifetime experience. I also got inspired and I am thinking about focusing on Marine Biology. Dolphins are amazing social animals but they need our attention to survive in continuing changing and polluted environments.
Watch this video to get an idea of what a day in a life of a volunteer is like on our Dolphin Research project in Greece where team is researching bottlenose and common dolphins at two separate locations.
Take part in Bottlenose and Common Dolphins research in the Ionian Sea and expect a very high chance of multiple sighting of bottlenose dolphins in this area of high density. Get inspired working alongside staff who are passionate about dolphins. Get to taste delicious Greek food after a long day out at sea!
A traditional village along the Gulf of Ambracia, Vonitsa offers volunteers the chance to experience true Greek culture. With its large, medieval castle atop the village volunteers can see for miles out to sea from the walls, and Vonitsa’s coastal vicinity means that seafood can be appreciated in its finest and freshest form.
In your free time, you can relax and wander around the streets of Vonitsa, go for a swim or taste some of the delicious Greek dishes available on several of the sea front cafes and restaurants in town. If you want to venture further afield, you can visit some stunning beaches and little villages in the region.