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Marine Conservation in South Africa – Gold Residential with Pod Volunteer

Join Pod Volunteer to contribute to turtle, shark and potato bass research at world famous dive sites in Sodwana Bay

How can I help?
You will be joining a local team and participating in research dives which aim to provide regular data input to monitor the marine life of Sodwana Bay. This research is used to protect and preserve the local ecosystem as well as contributing to global studies on migratory patterns of megafauna (large marine life).

You will achieve this by assisting with several research projects while diving – these may include participating in reef surveys, monitoring of turtle, shark, potato bass and whales, uploading photographs of individual sightings and contributing to Citizen Science ID databases

When can I join?
The 1st of each month, throughout the year.

Where will I be living?
You will be living in basic cabins, either on your own or shared with another volunteer, within an enclosed camp in Sodwana Bay. The main house has an indoor lounge area with a TV and an outdoor relaxation area where volunteers can socialise. There are large gardens and a swimming pool on site for volunteers to relax in during their free time.

In your free time, you can spend time at the beach or accommodation relaxing, socialising with volunteers, having a BBQ, swimming in the pool or reading a book or enjoy the local cafes and restaurants located in the small village of Sodwana Town.

Placement fee
Volunteer placements start from £1,345 for 2 weeks. This includes accommodation, all main meals and airport pick up and transfer to the project + planning your trip support from the Pod team.

To learn more about the Marine Conservation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/marine-conservation-south-africa

Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1-12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects#comboFilters[who]=.who-dofe

You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email [email protected]