Become a volunteer at Zanzibar Marine Conservation

Join our team!

Have you always wanted to volunteer for a NGO in marine conservation?

As a volunteer with our partner ‘Under The Wave Organisation’ in Zanzibar, you have the chance to play an active role in all the projects they are doing.

Help to preserve endangered sea turtles by protecting hatcheries, conserving the environment, patrolling the beach at night to spot nesting mother turtles and help release hundreds of babies out to sea. Get involved in the local community, from teaching children of the local schools to beach clean up’s and get a real glimpse of life in rural Zanzibar.

Or are you interested in corals, and you have your Dive certification? Help us with our Coral nursery farm. Help us to clean the coral farm underwater and see the corals growing.

At this moment we have the following projects:

  • Turtle Hatchery & turtle patrol
  • Coral Nursery
  • Reef & Beach monitoring program
  • Environmental Education program for local schools
  • Coastal Pollution Survey
  • Turtle Photo Identification Program
  • Survey Fisherman Livelihood

What we offer

  • An exciting volunteering program, such as an onboarding event and fun activities.
  • A flexible way of working.
  • An opportunity to look behind the scenes at how a NGO works.
  • Working with Experienced Marine Biologists.
  • We offer accommodation next to the beach.
  • Unforgettable experience on a dream like island.

What we ask

  • Availability from min. 3 months and be available for 6 days a week.
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • You have excellent skills in communication in English.
  • Are open-minded and able to work with local community.
  • You have affinity with Marine causes and Ocean protection.
  • You are a team player.

How to apply

Our Zanzibar volunteers are based in Matemwe, this is North-east of Zanzibar. Our partner, Under The Wave Organisation offers responsible, fun and affordable volunteering opportunities in Zanzibar. Do you think you are the right volunteer for us?

Email your resumé and cover letter to Don’t forget to include when and for how long you want to volunteer with us. We are looking forward to getting to know you.