Marine Conservation in Spain

Think spending your days at the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, monitoring aquatic animals, AND making a difference through volunteering sounds too good to be true?  Well, it’s not!  And you can experience all of this (and so much more) while participating in the Marine Conservation in Spain project.  You’ll also have the opportunity to support the wetland ecosystem in the region and the wetland turtles that inhabit it.

Marine Conservation in Spain

Located in a traditional, yet vibrant, fishing town called Denia, about an hour south of València; this project is the ultimate experience for volunteers in love with the water!  Denia is an area of incredible biodiversity, featuring to natural parks and a marine reserve.  Due to increased tourism in the area, conservation has become more important than ever to preserve the natural ecosystems present and the wildlife that inhabit the region.

Volunteers participating in Marine Conservation in Spain will be tasked with a wide array of activities while participating in the marine conservation project.  Coast & underwater cleaning, aquatic animal monitoring, flora & fauna surveys and flora restoration, and wetland ecosystem support; including removal of invasive species, turtle monitoring, and logistical operations will make up the volunteer’s days.  You’ll get one of the most all-encompassing experiences that you can find in marine conservation volunteering in an truly beautiful location.

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Room & Board

The Marine Conservation in Spain project is based out of shared volunteer apartments Denia Beach.  The apartments are self-catering, so all meals are the responsibility of the volunteer and at their expense (not included in the project fee).

  • Private room with shared bathroom (shared room available to volunteers traveling together)
  • Fully-furnished with a well-equipped kitchen and very good WiFi
  • Located near public transportation and various shops & restaurants
  • Close to the beach (Mediterranean Sea), outdoor activities, museums, and other entertainment

Fees

As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

DurationCost
2 weeks€895
Additional Weeks (each)€230
Prices for projects in Spain are in Euros; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

Included: Airport arrival transport • Pre-departure information • In-country orientation, training and coordination • Private room in a shared, self-catering apartment • 24/7 emergency phone • Try dive, with all materials and instructor (Marine Conservation project only)

NOT Included: Meals • Flights • Visas (if necessary) • Travel insurance • Local transport • Return airport transfer • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

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Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Spain have the opportunity to take add-on Spanish language lessons.  Click the button below for more information.

Spanish Lessons

Volunteers on the Marine Conservation project in Denia Beach can add a PADI Open Water Diver certification course to their project.  Click the button below for more information.

PADI Certification

Scheduled Start Dates

Start dates for the Marine Conservation project in 2019 are as follows:

Month2019 DatesAvailability
June2, 16, & 30FULL (all dates in June)
July14 & 28FULL (all dates in July)
August4 & 18FULL (4 Aug)
1 spot (18 Aug)

This project only runs during the Summer (June to August).

Special Considerations | Marine Conservation in Spain

Spain

For special considerations regarding projects in Spain, please visit the Spain page.

Physical Requirements

Volunteers participating in the marine conservation project must be capable swimmers as much of this project is spent in the water.  They must also be fit and physically capable of working in an open environment.

Language Skills

This project requires volunteers to have at least a basic level of Spanish.  Spanish classes are available (for an additional fee) outside of the volunteering hours.  See the Spanish Lessons page for details and pricing.

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