Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Tenerife

Description

Location: Tenerife, Canaray 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 & training and all project related activities
  • Does not include: Flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Highlights:

  • Contribute to critical dolphin & 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 & Dolphins in their natural habitat
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Introduction

Join this ethical whale and dolphin conservation 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.

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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
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Travel & Accommodation

Accommodation & Food:

Our base in Tenerife is located just a short walk from 3 main harbors. Accommodation will be in shared rooms in a house on the island.

All meals are provided on project and participants take it in turn to prepare meals for the group. 

Health & Hygiene:

The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols.

Travel:

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.

These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • La Lagua
  • Macizo De Anaga Biosphere Reserve
  • Recreational Diving or Snorkeling
  • Beaches
  • Teide National Park
The possibilities are endless!
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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 1 week commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Signed medical form
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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Prices

  • 1 week – £1,595
  • 2 weeks – £1,845
  • 4 weeks – £2,295
  • 6 weeks – £2,745
  • 8 weeks – £3,195
  • 10 weeks – £3,695
  • 12 weeks – £4,145

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 20% deposit.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency desk
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • COVID-19: Health and Hygiene Fee
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary

Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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