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Volunteering in the UK and Worldwide

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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 0EU
Centre for Conservation Biology Network (CCBN).

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 achieve.

Horniman Museum As the Horniman is a registered charity, volunteers play an invaluable - and very welcome - part in the Horniman's work. Our volunteering programme not only makes a valuable contribution to our work, it also offers volunteers a wide range of benefits - from offering a much valued day in a weekly routine in an interesting environment, to enabling people to develop their knowledge and acquire skills they can go on to use elsewhere.

Jobs.ac.uk you can sign up for a weekly email of relevant jobs.

Labstaff.co.uk - jobs in laboratories

Marine Conservation Jobs.

National Seal Rescue Centre - Gweek, Cornwall.

Nature Jobs Science Recruitment site.

New Scientist Jobs - sign up for specific posts.

Orkney Seal Sanctuary - No official site, but some details on the orkney seal sanctuary website.

Sea Watch Foundation: Working in close partnership with the public, Sea Watch is a national marine conservation research charity dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) around the UK.

Sherkin Island Marine Station - Southern Ireland, Co.Cork. Take on volunteers April to September: diving, otter, intertidal surveying.

Studentforce for Sustainability - are the only charity in Europe that solely focuses on young people and graduates working and learning to boost their employability, as well as the sustainability of communities and employers.

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.

Times Higher Education Supplement (have to subscribe to access though)

Wildlife trusts in Coastal areas: The Wildlife Trusts' movement is the largest voluntary organisation working in the UK on all aspects of nature conservation. Large, but local too - the chances are there's plenty you can do close to home which will benefit the environment and wildlife in your area, through working with your local Wildlife Trust.

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.

Coral Cay Conservation - Get involved with Coral Cay Conservation as a way of showing your support, before or after going on an expedition, to gain experience, lend expertise, or simply by way of showing your belief in the cause! We offer plenty of opportunities to help out with CCConservation's efforts at home as well as abroad.

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!

Global 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 included.

Greenforce: works with local NGO's to help provide sustainable solutions. Whatever your level of experience, we can train you to make a difference. Help create sustainable communities on land and sea.

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.

ReefCI: are experts at arranging volunteer diving expeditions and marine conservation dive holidays in the Caribbean.

Trekforce Expeditions: have gap year projects, extreme expeditions, conservation, treks, expedition leader courses and career breaks all available for you. Trekforce training ensures everyone can complete our challenging adventures.

 
 
 
 
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