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Orientation, accommodation, 3 meals per day, support from the local staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support, local administration costs, and donation to support community projects.
Registration fee is only $149 and covers marketing costs, pre-placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, fundraising guides and tips, administration costs, travel to run inspection visits in all locations, communication costs, and office staff.
Extra costs are the costs to prepare for your trip and leisure activities when in-country.
Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (if necessary).
Iko Poran offers a wonderful turtle conservation project in a paradisiac Caribbean community.
It is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself into the Spanish language at the same time you help to protect endangered species of sea turtles. You will see giant female sea turtles nesting on the beach and baby turtles crawling out of their nests in the sand towards the ocean.
Volunteers accompany local guides on 4-hour night patrols searching for nesting sea turtles. The eggs are collected and relocated to the project’s guarded hatchery. Day work involves hatchery duty, beach cleaning and assisting in nest exhumations and release of hatchlings. There are also a lot of other environmental projects to help with around the village.
Special condition for volunteers staying 8 weeks or more!!
This project takes place from March to September when the turtles are nesting.
- Volunteerism should not be expensive for those want to lend a hand.
- Only Volunteer Abroad Organization based in a developing country; Other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations;
- Most affordable registration fee, only $ 149! Program fees starting at only $275, no 5% transfer fee on top.
- All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs.