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Seychelles Island Conservation Volunteer Programme

2-4 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Work in a pristine nature reserve alongside locals and other volunteers
  • Live among wildlife roaming the island including giant tortoises
  • Enhance your conservation skills and knowledge learning from experienced staff
  • Get immersed in the cultural and natural beauty of the Seychelles

Project Costs 

Volunteer with tortoise

The costs for 2 weeks is £708 and 4 weeks is £1145. This cost includes accommodation (with water, electricity and gas), regular transport to and from Cousin Island for supplies, pick up and drop off at Grand Anse or Praslin airport, field equipment, training and supervision, as well as support from our partner organisation in the Seychelles and WorkingAbroad Projects. What’s not included is food, travel to and from Praslin Island, including international and domestic flights, health/travel insurance, and any personal expenses. Your own accommodation for the first night before starting on the programme is also not included in the price.

Payment Terms 

If you are interested in volunteering in the Seychelles, you will need to fill out the online application form (you can also print it out and send it to us by post) – to secure a placement on the project. Please complete and submit the form and your application payment of £195. If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the final balance two months before arrival. Once you have been accepted on the programme, you will receive an Information Package with all detailed information on the project, the Seychelles, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

** Due to Coronavirus reasons – this programme is still closed for the foreseeable future – watch this space for updates**

The Seychelles Island Conservation Volunteer Programme takes place the whole year on Cousin Island with the possibility to volunteer for 2 or 4 weeks. You will start on the first Monday of the month and finish on the last Friday of the same month. As you would need to be ready and meet the local project manager on Monday morning in Praslin, you would need to arrive at least one day before and stay in either Mahé or Praslin to be able to arrive on time. Be aware that Mahé is another island, and you would need to get further transport from there to Praslin.

If you wish to mainly work with sea turtle conservation, the season is from October to mid-March. Please be advised that from October-December, the arrival/departure dates can differ slightly from mentioned below, but you would still need to arrive at least one day before the given arrival date. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com if you would like to know when the particular activities take place during the year.

Seychelles Island Conservation Volunteer Programme

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