Volunteering Seychelles

Volunteering Seychelles

Volunteering Seychelles! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to the island of Seychelles. We’re excited to announce that Go Volunteer Africa’s  volunteer opportunities in Seychelles will open up early 2023. T register to be a volunteer, or to reserve space on our volunteer team in January 2023, please fill the placement reservation form and submit it.

The Seychelles are a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean, famous for their white sand beaches and crystal clear waters and for offering luxury tourism. If you have ever dreamed of living in a tropical paradise, this is your chance!

You will help in various studies and data collection on sea turtles and whale sharks as well as other assistance and information tasks, data collection and analysis and any other activity required to support the different conservation and protection projects that are carried out.

Volunteering Seychelles

VOLUNTEERING IN SEYCHELLES

Volunteering Seychelles program promotes community development, wildlife and marine conservation. This is a great opportunity to discover the clear waters, Aldabra giant tortoises, seabird colonies and orchids in their natural habitat as you combine adventure with a rewarding experience as a volunteer in Seychelles.

If you enjoy studying environmental issues and sustainable development, a volunteer abroad program in Seychelles not only offers a worthwhile endeavor but also a potentially memorable experience! Marine conservation enthusiasts and others interested in an sustainable development volunteering experience should are highly welcome to join our volunteering Seychelles program.

Volunteering Seychelles

Volunteering Seychelles – Marine Conservation: As a volunteer in Seychelles, your day might be spent scuba diving near the coral reefs, collecting data for research about the various types of fish, shellfish, the coral, turtle nesting, whale migration and other important surveys used to help the local government with its conservation efforts. Apart from participating in vital volunteer work, you gain the first-hand experience of learning how to identify the marine life, as well as an opportunity to dive in the beautiful tropical islands of the Indian Ocean.

Volunteering Seychelles – PADI Plus: The program also offers undergraduate volunteers an opportunity gain PADI advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research diver courses while helping with marine conservation efforts that are vital to the area.

Volunteers Tasks Include: 

  • Invertebrate fish surveys
  • Sea turtle nesting surveys
  • Produce awareness campaigns
  • Whale shark migration observations
  • Monitor sharks, whales and marine life
  • Coral reef monitoring and recovery research
  • Contribute to environmental research and education
  • Helping local communities to get involved with conservation efforts

SEYCHELLES FAST FACTS

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelagic island country consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean at the eastern edge of the Somali Sea. Its capital and largest city, Victoria, is 1,500 kilometres (800 nautical miles) east of mainland Africa.

 

Nearby island countries and territories include the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the French overseas regions of Mayotte and Réunion to the south; and Maldives and the Chagos Archipelago (administered by the United Kingdom as the British Indian Ocean Territory) to the east. It is the least populous sovereign African country, with an estimated 2020 population of 98,462.

Since proclaiming independence from the United Kingdom in 1976, it has developed from a largely agricultural society to a market-based diversified economy, characterized by rapidly rising service, public sector, and tourism activities.

From 1976 to 2015, nominal GDP grew nearly 700%, and purchasing power parity nearly 1600%. Since the late 2010s, the government has taken steps to encourage foreign investment. Seychellois culture and society is an eclectic mix of French, British, and African influences, with more recent infusions of Chinese and Indian elements.

PROJECT LOCATION

There are several locations where you can join our volunteer programs including Victoria city, at the island of Mahé and more rural villages of this beautiful island, sometimes you might be working in outreach teams travelling to the other islands helping remote communities.  Programs are located throughout the country in places like: Praslin, La Digue. A lot of environmental and conservation projects are in National Marine Parks and you will live close to the beach in coastal areas like Cap Ternay.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Seychelles International Airport in Mahé. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Seychelles will meet you on arrival at airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.

ORIENTATION

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in the Seychelles you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

VISAS

All foreign nationals visiting Seychelles are granted visa free access. They must be in a possession of a valid passport, return or onward ticket, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds. The Visitor’s Permit is issued free of charge and is initially valid for up to three months but it can be extended for a fee for a period of up to three months with further extensions not exceeding total period of twelve months

TRAVEL INSURANCE

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now

HOW TO APPLY

Go Volunteer Africa will launch volunteer programs in Seychelles in 2023. If you have any questions about Seychelles volunteering, simply Make an inquiry here