Volunteer in Madagascar
SEED have welcomed over 1,000 volunteers to Madagascar over the 20 years we've been working here. Volunteer with us and not only will you have a life changing experience, but you will be directly contributing to our projects, whether in groundbreaking conservation research, education infrastructure via school building, or international development.
Whichever programme you choose you will be benefiting from our extensive experience in Madagascar with each scheme led by an experienced team of coordinators and guides. No particular skills are required to volunteer short-term with us and training is given locally, but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your programme, all the better!
Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.
Join the SEED Conservation Research Programme (SCRP) in stunning Sainte Luce for 2-10 weeks, and contribute towards genuine scientific research. With a biodiversity focus, study species include lemurs, bats, frogs, chameleons and more, as well as forest and wetland research. The programme also incorporates strong elements of community conservation. Also available as an internship.
We also offer bespoke volunteering experiences for groups from 10-30 participants, including high schools, colleges, universities and corporate groups. Activities can include construction (e.g. school building), assisting with conservation research, or even English teaching. All activities are safe and fully risk assessed. Choose a programme which fits your needs!
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we suspended our volunteering programmes to protect our staff, volunteers, wildlife, and the communities we work with. In doing this we were closely following official advice, both in Madagascar and the UK. However, we are now looking forward to the future, when conservation volunteering in Madagascar can resume. Based on current information we hope this will be in the second half of 2021.
If you would like to register your interest in future volunteering schemes, or be kept up to date on the latest progress towards this goal, leave your name and email address using the form below.
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