MADAGASCAR

June 13th - June 27th

Location
Madagascar

Duration
15 Days

Age Group
15 – 18

Gender
Co-Ed

App Deadline
April 6, 2019

Status
Open

THE VOLUNTEER & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

All volunteer projects are located in and around the islands of Nosy Komba and Nosy Be. Marine conservation work is influenced by weather so your exact day-by-day itinerary will be subject to change. As a volunteer, you will be remodeling primary schools and be participating in a multitude of community, research and marine conservation projects.

Rebuilding Schools

Much of Madagascar is in desperate need of new and improved infrastructure for both primary and secondary schools. A portion of your program fee will be applied to the purchase of building supplies and paint. You will work alongside side the very Malagasy children that fill the classrooms you are re-modeling and painting in the village.

Lemurs Study

Your volunteer work includes species identification, behavioral monitoring and population assessments carried out at designated observation sites.

Turtle Monitoring

Establish an estimated inventory and census of the leatherback and green turtle. To also assist with determining the frequency and population strength of additional turtle species that visit the area.

Reef Surveying & Regeneration

By conducting reef regeneration by coral propagation and litter removal, volunteers can aim to increase the coral reef size and health in the area, thus providing more habitat space for reef fish.

What Happens After Volunteering?

Upon completion of your volunteer work, you will spend 2 nights on the island of Nosy Be where volunteers can partake in such outdoor activities as kite boarding, quad biking on dunes, snorkel and/or diving excursions in the Emerald Sea, horseback riding, deep sea fishing and so much more!

WHAT’S COVERED:

  • All hotels & remote overnight accommodation
  • 3 meals per-day
  • School construction materials, paint & supplies
  • In-country ground transportation
  • In-country volunteer staff & guides
  • Inner island boat transportation & private guide(s) for land/sea safaris
  • Round-trip flight – Antananarivo to Nosy Be

WHAT’S NOT COVERED:

  • Round-trip flight US to Madagascar
  • Extra baggage fees ($250 per-bag weighing over 50 pounds)
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling excursions outside volunteer work
  • Laundry
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations