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Dolphin Research Volunteer Project, Greece

1-4 weeks from

16 + for individuals - families 8+
minimum age

  • Work alongside scientists to research bottlenose dolphins in a dolphin hot spot!
  • Seek out the Mediterranean Monk Seals and Common dolphins in the Inner Ionian Sea
  • Learn all about dolphin behaviour and gain hands on experience in the field
  • Experience the hospitality and charm of the Greek people in the quiet fishing village of Vonitsa

Loggerhead turtle in Greece

Project Costs

To volunteer on this dolphin research project, the total cost ranges from £700 to £790 GB pounds per week (depending on course date).   This includes a £180 GB pounds application payment payable with the application, with the balance payment to be paid in Euros (665 to 695 Euros depending on course date and duration, or for students under 26 years old, 595 to 695 Euros). Please enquire to the Volunteer Coordinator: victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com for any questions on specific dates/prices.

Price includes:

– Food and beverages (breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for alcoholic and soft drinks)
– Accommodation at the field base (pillows and bed sheets provided)
Volunteer in Greece with seals– Electricity, water heating and cooking costs
– Fuel for boat and car
– Lectures and training by researchers
– Scientific supervision
– Certificate of involvement in the Ionian Dolphin Project
– Research contribution

Price excludes:
– Travel expenses to and from Vonitsa (Western Greece)
– Personal travel & medical insurance covering the whole participation period (compulsory)
– Personal expenses (telephone, souvenirs, etc.)
– Meals other than those served in the field base
– Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, etc.)

Payment Terms

Bottlenose dolphins panorama photo

To secure a placement on this project, you will need to complete the online application form including your application payment of £180 (included in the total costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we would reimburse this payment fully. For those who are accepted, the balance payment has to be paid in Euros – 50% of the balance payment is due within 10 days of being accepted onto the project, and the remainder is due 1.5 months before arrival. Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with detailed information on your project, travel info, suggested items to bring and so on.

Project Dates

Projects typically last for 6 days, and volunteers will arrive on a Sunday and leave the next Saturday. Each project trip will have up to a max of 5 volunteer participants.

June 16th 2024 June 22nd 2024
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August 25th 2024 August 31st 2024 only 1 place available
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September 8th 2024 September 14th 2024
Dolphin Research Volunteer Project, Greece

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