Turtle Conservation Volunteering

Protect turtle species and their habitats

Volunteering with turtles has never been so important, with sea turtles, freshwater turtles, and land turtles being listed as threatened or endangered. Volunteer with turtles on your gap year and you can join the fight to help save these incredible animals. Even better, turtle conservation will take you to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, like the Seychelles, Australia and Indonesia.

Some of the most endangered species include the freshwater red crowned river turtle found in parts of South Asia, and the unique vegetarian Central America river turtle found in areas including Guatemala.  These species and more all need volunteers like you to help fight threats and create safe eco-systems for the next generation of turtles to live and breed.

Volunteer with turtles and work to overcome hazards such as habitat loss due to coastal development, illegal hunting, illegal fishing, incidental capture in fishing gear, climate change and disease caused by run-off from marine pollution. With so much to fight against, one thing is for certain: turtle conservation is never boring. Volunteers are usually asked to get involved with a number of tasks such as caring for the turtles, assisting in hatcheries, maintaining the beach area, feeding the turtles and even working with local schools giving classes on turtle conservation techniques.

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Bali Sea Turtle Rescue

from £980

14 - 63 days


Volunteer in Bali for sea turtle conservation!

Turtle Conservation Volunteering

from £210

14 - 168 days


Join other volunteers and nature lovers in Bali with International Volunteer HQ. The popular IVHQ Turtle Conservation project is located...

Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

from £845

7 - 84 days

Costa Rica

Join an active conservation team monitoring and protecting sea turtle populations. Protect turtle nests against the risks of poaching and...

Protect Turtles on Tropical Beaches

from £899

7 - 84 days

Costa Rica

Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their...

Conservation Work on the Galapagos

from £970

7 - 21 days


Help to preserve one of the most unique and fascinating islands in the world. This is a great programme for...

Fiji Shark Conservation

from £1145

7 - 140 days


Live on Frontier's purpose built research beach camp in the south Pacific and get involved with the conservation of these...

Madagascar Marine Conservation

from £895

7 - 140 days


Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these...

Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

from £599

7 - 84 days

Sri Lanka

Take part in this fantastic once in a lifetime experience and help in vital conservation of sea turtles.

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

from £895

7 - 180 days


Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection...

Conserve Turtles, Forests & Teach English

from £1895

42 - 70 days

Costa Rica

Program includes a unique mix of turtle and forest conservation with community teaching, surfing and Spanish. Whilst learning Spanish and...

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