At the Turtle Watch we have a long standing tradition of working with volunteers. We are very grateful for all the work they do. The most important thing is assisting at the daily Turtle Watches, where we help explaining to guests about turtles and our protection program and do crowd control while watching the turtles. Activities consist of:
- Daily Turtle Watches and conservation activities
- Marketing and promotions
- Community outreachand awareness raising
- Upkeep of the beach and Visitors Center
- English Teaching (children and adults)
We also like to encourage volunteers to follow their own interests as much as possible, with new initiatives to help the programme and the local community. If you are interested in joining our team, please ask for more details from one of the volunteers or guides at the visitors centre. Alternatively contact us by email. There is no permanent (international) volunteering staff so it is mostly up to you to find your way around – you need to be a self starter. When volunteering there are several documents at your disposal, to provide you with all necessary information. You do need to be a self-starter, confident to speak English (other languages are an asset), very flexible and preferably 21 or older. We recommend to stay at least two weeks. Of course the Nature Friends of Rekawa are always willing to show you around. They are very much helped by a volunteer fee. For more information, you can find us on HelpX.
Most volunteers usually stay at Mama Daisy’s Homestay, a lovely little traditional place run by Daisy. She offers basic but nice accommodation and is an amazing cook. If there are any free rooms, she is also welcoming tourists that want to spend the night in Rekawa. Please look on her website for prices. The Nature Friends of Rekawa are also able to provide accommodation.