Welcome to our Volunteering in the Seychelles page. Find free and low cost volunteering in the Seychelles below.
How to find volunteering opportunities in the Seychelles
You can access these opportunities in two ways.
Your first option is to buy our Directory of Volunteering opportunities which lists these opportunities in a PDF. This gives you a document that is easy to search, and which you can use even when you’re not connected to the internet.
More importantly with the directory, you will also get a list of questions to ask to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering experience. We know how important it is to clarify expectations and to get a clear idea of what you’re signing up for before you volunteer. I know that there are opportunities we signed up for that didn’t end up being what we expected. A conversation with the hosts before we turned up would have helped us avoid a few uncomfortable situations. You can find our Directory of Volunteering opportunities abroad here.
The second option is to look for the opportunties below.
We consistently add new volunteering opportunities to each country so do check in regularly to find some great responsible volunteering opportunities abroad. We would also love your help in keeping this list up to date and useful. If you know of any other places that should be featured, or maybe you’ve visited a place and would like to share your story, please get in touch.
We really hope this information helps you volunteer abroad in a way that makes your travels feel meaningful and memorable.
Please read this article by the wonderful People and Places before volunteering: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organisation: Nature Seychelles
Location: Mahe, Seychelles
Nature Seychelles is involved in a diverse range of conservation and sustainability activities. We often have opportunities for volunteers to help out with our work. Openings exist at the Centre for Environment and Education and on Cousin Island and include working in the heritage garden and being involved as a conservation intern on Cousin Island.
Organisation: The Green Islands Foundation
Location: Various Islands in the Seychelles
Green Islands Foundation (GIF) function as a coordinator for environmental initiatives on (a.o.) Denis Island with the vision that Denis Island is recognized internationally as a model of sustainable development and ecotourism realizing synergies from the successful harmonization of tourism, production landscape and conservation activities.
The owners of Denis Island, a hotel island resort in Seychelles, with the support of GIF as environment NGO, have been implementing an active island rehabilitation programme, which includes ongoing restoration of the native forest habitats that occurred prior to their destruction after the introduction of the black rat and subsequent agricultural exploitation as a coconut plantation.
Participating in this project will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work together with an experienced environment team and gives hands-on experience with monitoring and investigating many different species, bird handling, invasive alien species management which is becoming increasingly important globally, access to a network of local and global conservationists, proven experience in both project management and creatively overcoming problems in a low-tech environment. If you’re looking for a career in SIDS conservation or environment management, this opportunity will give you a head start.
To find out more, please contact us.