Research Assistant volunteers will gain hands-on field experience with the world’s largest sea turtle, directly help the reduction of illegal egg poaching activities, contribute to the preservation of Grenada’s turtles through local educational events and help to increase community participation.
Leatherback turtles are incredible creatures and I feel honoured and privileged to have been part of their conservation. I feel very lucky to have spent six weeks working with them. It was a very hands on project, helping to collect data about the turtles, their eggs and the nests, which was very rewarding.
This video features our Project Manager telling us about the work of the Research Assistant volunteers on Levera Beach where the leatherback sea turtles come to nest every year.
Take part in night patrols, flipper tagging and nest excavations with the largest sea turtle in the world. Meet and make new friends with volunteers from all over the world and alongside warm and helpful local staff from Grenada. Combine this trip with our Reef Buddy programme on Grenada’s sister isle of Carriacou.
Known as the Spice Isle because of its high production of nutmeg, Grenada is a small volcanic island, 21 miles by 12 with a population of 90,000. It has many beaches along its indented coastline, lush rainforest in the interior and remains one of the least spoilt of the Caribbean islands. Living in the north east part of the island, the area is a windswept piece of paradise!
During your free time, there is plenty of diving and snorkelling to do, as well as rainforest trails and hot springs to visit. You can also visit Grenada’s rum and chocolate factories and go to local markets and taste some of the delicious spices grown on this island.