Curieuse, Seychelles

Volunteer in Curieuse

Live and work on the otherwise uninhabited island of Curieuse in the idyllic Seychelles.

The GVI research base is right on the beach at Anse St José. As one of our participants, you will join one of the leading marine and terrestrial data collection organisations in the Seychelles and contribute to critical conservation research on animals like giant tortoises, lemon sharks and marine turtles. 

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Curieuse volunteer projects


In addition to its abundant marine life, Curieuse is also recognized for its unique flora such as the endemic Coco de Mer palm, famous for its large palm nuts. Also notable are some of the last remaining healthy mangrove systems within the inner islands, making this island a botanical gem.

If you’re a fan of reptiles then you’ll be happy to know that there is a large population of Aldabra giant tortoises who roam freely on the island. There are so many in fact, that they outnumber the people. During the turtle breeding season, Hawksbill sea turtles and Green turtles will visit to lay their eggs. So depending on the time of year, volunteers will have the chance to survey beaches for evidence of turtle nests.

Book by 31 August 2022

New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook Seychellois Creole cuisine

Experience traditional moutya dancing on the beach

Stargaze and learn the southern constellations

Hike to the top of Mount Curieuse

Stand up paddleboard at sunrise

Visit Vallée de Mai in Praslin National Park

Spend the day at a secluded beach

Sleep under the stars on Mount Curieuse