Possible volunteering positions in the UK and Worldwide
Marine Biology is a very competitive subject and after graduating, many people have difficulty in finding work in this area. Jobs in this area require sometimes a high level of education, and experience. So if you are really interested it is important to get in experience when you can, working as a volunteer, joining the Marine Conservation Society which organises beach cleans, fundraisers etc.
Volunteering in the UK
BTCV, practical based conservation work, training courses and leadership courses
throughout the UK and overseas (overseas
volunteers must be over 18. Address: 36
St Mary's Street, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10
Hebridean Whale & Wildlife Trust: Volunteers are essential to the work of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
Volunteers make our research work possible,
contribute to key education projects and
help manage our shop in Tobermory. At HWDT
we value the skills and time given by volunteers
and understand that their enthusiasm and
dedication contributes greatly to what we
Seal Rescue Centre - Gweek, Cornwall.
The Thanet Coast Project - needs enthusiasts to help run their Thanet coastal projects. This includes beach cleans, being a coastal warden and adopting a steach of coast.
Worldwide (Sorry, but most of the time you have to pay to be a volunteer)
All out Africa: Volunteer in Mozambique on this marine conservation project. Help with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring and turtle nest surveys and explore one of Africa's best scuba diving destinations.
Blue Ventures: expeditions and research give coastal communities the knowledge and skills
they need to live sustainably. To achieve
this we have a team of dedicated researchers
and volunteers who study all aspects of
the marine ecosystem. The results from
our work help us to propose new ideas to
benefit coastal communities everywhere.
Earthwatch: is an international environmental charity which engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Ecology Project International is a nonprofit, educational organization like no other. We combine travel to remarkable places, serious field science, conservation efforts and authentic cultural interaction to improve our students’ awareness, understanding, knowledge, confidence and academic skill sets. We make a difference in the world one student at a time.
Euroturtle: The conservation component of EuroTurtle provides a rich resource for extending educational activities and giving an in-depth insight into the threats facing sea turtles today.
Gap Year Diver: Gap Year Diver are specialists in the field of recreational and professional scuba diving, marine conservation and specialist diving adventures for people taking time out. Whether it's a gap year or a career break, our programmes are designed for people wanting a REAL (Rewarding, Enriching, Adventurous and Learning) experience!
Gap Year for Grown Ups: will take you beyond the typical tourist experience. Whether you are looking to take a career break and travel the world, volunteer abroad or simply discover something new, then Gap Year for Grown Ups can help!
Vision International (GVI): If you are interested in volunteering on marine conservation projects you can
choose from volunteering with turtles,
dolphins and on coral reef conservation
projects. Underwater marine conservation
programs are also run throughout the
year with full scuba diving training
Frontier - Frontier was established in 1989 as a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem integrity and building sustainable livelihoods for marginalised communities in the world’s poorest countries.
Local Ocean Trust:-Watamu Turtle Watch Kenya. Our aim is to conserve Kenyan marine resources. The sea turtle is our flagship species and acts as an indicator of the health of our marine environment.
Marine Conservation Cambodia: Is a project that is devoted to protecting and conserving Cambodia's marine environment and the livelihoods of the island communities that rely on its resources.
Odyssey Expeditions: Featuring Sailing, Scuba Diving, Marine Biology and Island Exploration on safe adventures exploring the British Virgin Islands and Windward Islands. Flexible 14, 21, and 28 day voyages for Teens and College Students.