Turtle Watch Camp
Turtle Watch Camp (TWC) volunteers play an essential role to the continued sustainability of our Hatchery and conservation processes. Our turtle heroes help monitor, patrol and release hatchlings whilst carrying out various projects and educational programmes to promote turtle conservation.
100% of our volunteer’s fee goes towards covering the costs of running the hatchery, covering food, accomodation & logistics.
To contribute to conservation ideas / development processes
To be actively involved in collecting data and conservation practices.
To develop a better understanding of turtle / enviromental conservation
To be educated and to educate visitors and local communities on conservation
Activities / Duties
Island kayak / trekking patrols
Hatchery night checks / maintenance
Nesting / hatchling data collection
Beach & underwater clean-ups
Snorkelling / species recordings
Turtle conservation education
Volunteer between March – December
269 USD per/week
Incl. Shared (Duo) Accommodation
Incl. Food and drink / drinking water
Minimum stay 1 week
Incl. boat transfer to/from island
Optional Diving courses available
Food / Drink / Accommodation
TWC volunteers stay in shared accommodation located on Long beach next the hatchery and dive center. Your accommodation consists of a shared room with 1 other person and is equipped with a basic kitchen and toilet. Our volunteers are free to use all the kitchen utensils available.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served daily at our staff canteen. The dishes served are typically Malaysian / Asian. There is no set menu, but on special requests you can have extra food items such as pasta and vegetables allowing you to make your own exciting dishes. TWC is a close team so we love to eat together!
Volunteers must be good swimmers, physically fit to walk long distances.
A background in biology, wildlife conservation or similar fields is advantagous.
Able to converse, receive and understand instructions in English.
Being able to work in a group and as an individual in basic living conditions.
To take initiative and help us develop our project further.
Flexibility to work nights and adapt to changing schedules as required.
Available for a suggested minimum of 2 weeks
It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.