I volunteered with GVI on a conservation project in Seychelles and I can honestly say that I loved it. If anyone is wondering whether they should book a project with GVI, I would advise them to go ahead and book with confidence. Here’s a little about my experience in August 2015. I travelled Seychelles for a month of volunteering Curieuse, to take part in the GVI island conservation programme. We worked during weeks and had weekends off to explore the islands: Praslin, La Digue and Bird. We carried out field surveys in the mangrove to test soil salinity and monitor birdlife. On the beaches, we searched for turtle tracks and recorded nesting activity of hawksbill and green turtles. I loved the tiny green turtles hatchlings and the giant tortoises. We snorkelled off the most beautiful beaches and swam with hawksbill turtles. Training was provided by the GVI staff and all surveys were supervised. Volunteers were always kept busy with surveys and camp chores, but I always managed to find time for a swim or a walk on the beach in between duties. The camp was surprisingly well equipped and comfortable and Creole fish barbecued and Friday nights was delicious. I made new friends, learned new skills and made new discoveries. I connected with nature and I am becoming a conservationist. I had a wonderful experience and I can recommend this project to anyone who is looking for a adventure.