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Start a New Life as a Volunteer: work in Whale + Dolphin Conservation - Tenerife

Volunteer work can kick-start your career with a hefty contribution to your CV and also be a great life experience. This scheme is based in the Canary Islands. There are hundreds of other options.

Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands Duration: 1-12 weeks commitment Start Dates: Weekly project starts on a Saturday. Price: from 1,295 for 1 week. Check the Prices tab for further information.

  • Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure orientation +amp; training and all project related activities

  • Does not include: Flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations


  • Contribute to critical dolphin and whale conservation initiatives

  • Experience the beautiful beaches Tenerife has to offer

  • Opportunity to complete courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States

  • See Whales and Dolphins in their natural habitat

Introduction Join this ethical whale and dolphin conservation programme based in Tenerife, Canary Islands which is around 3-5 hours away from most big cities in Europe. This project aims to raise awareness around unsustainable tourism practices that pose a threat on the 20-28 species of dolphin and whale species in the area. A big portion of your project is spent educating tourists on ethical watching tours, taking photographs and recording numbers and behaviors of the whale and dolphins, beach cleans and documenting any environmental impacts that may affect overall health of marine life in the area. All data collected is used by local organizations to make important decisions about whether there is a need for environmental policies to protect the wild and marine life. This program includes an optional marine conservation online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States. Get in touch for more information! Daily Life Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners. Estimated Schedule

  • 5 or 6am: Wake up call

  • 6 - 10 am: Data collection

  • 12pm: Lunch

  • 1pm - 4pm: Data collection/beach clean

  • 6pm: Dinner

  • 9pm: Bed Time

Please note: all information above is subject to change. Please check the most up to date information on the Global Nomadic website when applying.

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