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.

 

 

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 contribute to priority conservation projects

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,495.00

"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

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
Construction

Volunteer on Construction Projects in Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Travel to the Seychelles and contribute to vital climate-care related construction projects

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

1 - 4 weeks

Price from

£945.00

"GVI are a huge part of the Seychelles community, almost all of the local people know of them and getting to work with them was something which gave me a great sense of pride."

- Claire Baillie - 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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