Overview of the voluntary stay the Seychelles
Voluntary work on North Island means to be part of a series of projects which contribute to conserving the island’s diversity and which take place in the terrestrial and the aquatic sector. Voluntary workers are included in all activities of the environmental department – from fieldwork to data collection registration. The most important volunteer task is watching sea turtles, relocating nests and watching white-eyes and Aldebaran giant turtles. In addition to that volunteers pay attention to caring for young turtles, exploring land turtles, controlling strange vegetation and birds and documenting coral and fish amounts by taking photos. For this purpose volunteers snorkel in certain surveillance areas.
Volunteers in the Seychelles live in a basic, separated accommodation and get the chance to spend time with fellows after work. Participants should expect modest surroundings instead of luxury hotel rooms. The beach for employees nearby can be used to swim, snorkel or to enjoy a beer after work. At the project location participants can rent regular surfboards and surfboards for Stand-Up Paddling as well as kayaks every day at 4PM – so there are many fun activities to do!
Volunteers participating in that project can expect to work six days a week and will have Sunday as spare time. It is up to you whether you want to spend your free day on North Island, at the employee beach or on the main island Mahé Saturday afternoon and returning Monday morning. As a volunteer you have the opportunity to explore this gorgeous island during your whole stay.