Volunteer in Seychelles

Volunteer in the Seychelles with GVI and discover a country famed for its endemic flora and fauna, unspoiled beaches and beautiful coral reefs!
With 14 Marine Protected Areas, spanning over 30% of the island’s land mass, you can help play a critical role in preserving these areas and protecting the country’s unique biodiversity.

 

Whether you are looking to gain your PADI Divemaster, join one of our internship programmes, gain some work experience or just simply want to give back, our Seychelles hub offers a variety of options to help you make a genuine difference on your career break, gap year of volunteering holiday.

 

Check out our exciting and insightful blog article about 7 Ways To Be A More Responsible Diver!

 

 

GVI has been operating volunteer projects all over the world for the past 14 years, and our projects in the Seychelles are no different. We are proud of our approach of establishing long-term and sustainable projects, in which the local community is always consulted first and foremost in order to determine their needs. With the contribution of volunteers, we work together in partnership to achieve these goals.

OUR PROGRAMS IN Seychelles

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£2,050.00

"I had a brilliant time, the staff were really friendly and welcoming and I loved all the diving/Coco de Mer surveys and turtle walks. There was so much variety and a lot to learn – I would definitely go back. This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world. The GVI experience has made me reconsider what I want from life."

- Lynsey Wheater - UK
Wildlife Conservation

Island Conservation Expedition to the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles!

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,050.00

"I gained invaluable field surveying experience which helped to solidify what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. I have applied to university to study Environmental Science and hopefully pursue a career in environmental research."

- Eilidh Johnston - United Kingdom
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Boost your professional diving or marine conservation career when you join an internship in the stunning Seychelles and get your PADI Divemaster qualification

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£6,000.00

"Would I recommend it? I most certainly would, even if all you are after is a break from the monotonous 9-5 office job, or one of the stops on a gap year round the world, it is an experience to not only learn something about the natural world, but it is also an amazing place to be able to learn something more about yourself."

- Philip Summerton - United Kingdom
Marine Conservation

Lemon Shark and Turtle Conservation in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Spend time on the stunning island of Curieuse while you contribute to vital conservation efforts to preserve some of the islands most important species. Work towards ensuring the long term

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 6 weeks

Price from

£1,050.00

"I wanted to travel after university and this seemed like a great way to experience new things whilst gaining some experience diving. It was a great opportunity for me to do volunteering, diving and travel all together in one package. I had learnt to dive 2 years before and fallen in love with it; this program meant I could do that every day.

I learnt so much about diving and became very confident with my marine conservation training that I went on to return to GVI to teach new volunteers. I arrived as an Open Water diver and left as an Assistant Instructor nine months later. In that time not only had I become a competent leader in the water but I had also gained experiences I would have never got anywhere else.

I became a new person through my experiences with GVI. I became someone who made a difference with the conservation and teaching that I did and try to carry on doing as an instructor. The nine months I spent with GVI are some of the most memorable from the friends that I have and the adventures we had. I couldn’t go back to normal life so now I am travelling the world teaching people to dive the way I got to learn, in a relaxed care free environment, protecting the reef for the future."

- Rachael Ross - United Kingdom
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Short Term Internship in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Located in the stunning Seychelles, our Short-Term Marine Conservation Internship lets you enter the marine conservation industry by gaining valuable first-hand experience and contribute to databases about the condition, health

Program Type

Internship

Duration

8 - 12 weeks

Price from

£2,800.00

"Would I recommend it? I most certainly would, even if all you are after is a break from the monotonous 9-5 office job, or one of the stops on a gap year round the world, it is an experience to not only learn something about the natural world, but it is also an amazing place to be able to learn something more about yourself."

- Philip Summerton - United Kingdom
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Seychelles Environmental Conservation Short Term Internship

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles and receive career development opportunities whilst gaining practical skills and experience in the fields of conservation,

Program Type

Internship

Duration

6 - 12 weeks

Price from

£2,200.00

"The internship with GVI afforded me the opportunity of gaining valuable practical experience relevant to the environmental management and impact assessment fields. Further to this it also provides the individual with a unique experience in a visually stunning and stimulating environment."

- Ian Thomson - USA
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Indian Ocean

Africa - Asia - Thailand - Mahe and Curieuse - Phang Nga - Seychelles
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your scuba or marine conservation career when you join a marine conservation internship in the endless turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,750.00

"Training was good and I was confident in what I was doing when I started monitoring, the best aspects of the program were the diving, meeting people and also being able to live with limited resources."

- Tate Reid - United Kingdom
Marine Conservation
Wildlife Conservation

African Marine and Wildlife Conservation Expedition

Africa - Seychelles - South Africa - Limpopo - Mahe and Curieuse
Discover two breath-taking locations when you travel to South Africa and the Seychelles to contribute to vital terrestrial and marine conservation initiatives.

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

8 weeks

Price from

£2,950.00

"Taking part in this programme has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life, I had a fantastic experience and have found a career that I am determined to follow in. Every experience that I had was incredible.

One of the best parts about being a volunteer for GVI is that I immediately felt a part of the team amongst both the staff and the other volunteers – we all worked together and helped each other out. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and keen to share their ideas and experiences which meant I came away with a new mind set."

- Ida Jones - New Zealand
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