Internships & Volunteers
Helping at the station is an amazing experience but requires passion, hard work and a willingness to cope with the wild. As we are an independent non-profit organization with limited resources, our volunteers pay $310 (usd) per week.
I have to pay to work? Yes, your fee cover your food & accommodations and contributes to our ongoing mission for research and conservation. This is a science station focused on research and conservation, our model is quite different from locations who host 'eco-tourists'. If you want to contribute to world science then you have found a match with us.
Volunteers help us to run our long-term monitoring projects as well as helping to take care of the Station itself. We proudly share the data we collect with local government agencies and other partners all around the world.
From March to November they provide us with the critical manpower required to send multiple teams who patrol the beach at night, to collect data and safeguard nesting sea turtles. This is a very rewarding experience!
Many of our volunteers visit as individuals with a passion for conservation. Most have a biology or conservation background, but regardless of their background or education, all share two key traits - a desire to make a difference, and a strong willingness to work long and intense hours! To put it bluntly,
The essential difference between coordinators and volunteers, is that while volunteers are here to help us get our surveys done, and play a valuable role in increasing our capacity for patrols, coordinators are engaged to ensure that all aspects of the project are completed to the highest standard. They also play a bigger role in helping us to achieve our education goals. Volunteers may visit with us for as short a time as two weeks, while there is a 6 week minimum stay for coordinators.
Please enjoy our testimonial videos below.
If you would like to become apply to be a volunteer or an intern, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org