Join our Conservation Research Programme
Our Conservation Research Programme is designed as a 10-week programme starting at the beginning of January, April, July and October each year. You can join from a minimum of 2 weeks, up to a maximum of 10 weeks. To participate in the full range of activities you will want to stay for the full 10 weeks!
Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have cancelled all schemes in 2020. Schemes in 2021 may be subject to change - contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
To participate on the SEED Conservation Research Programme, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £200 to confirm your place and then a pledge to raise a donation* towards our charitable causes as shown in the table below - of course we would be delighted if you manage to raise more!
|Programme Duration||2 weeks||4 weeks||6 weeks||8 weeks||10 weeks|
Your donation supports the charitable work of SEED Madagascar. Funds generated by the programme support the charity's programmes in Madagascar.
Additionally, volunteers need to cover their own pre-departure costs which are often around £1,000 - £1,500 but vary depending on programme duration, your country of departure and seasonality.
|International flights||£550 - £1000|
|Internal flights (Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin-return)||£280 - £400|
|Comprehensive travel insurance||£60 - £150|
|Tourist visa||£20 - £40|
|Vaccinations, anti- malarial drugs and other medical preparations||£30 - £80|
|Personal equipment (including tent and sleeping mat)||£0 - £100|
Most of the questions people usually ask are answered in our FAQs. Otherwise, email us at email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)20 8960 6629. We love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have!
* SEED Madagascar seeks to maximise donations to the charity by claiming Gift Aid from UK taxpayers which can increase the value of funds you raise for us by 25% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid can be claimed at the point of online donation by our partners Charity Checkout or Virgin Money Giving or by filling in our simple form. Full details on eligibility for Gift Aid can be found here https://www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid/what-you-can-claim-it-on.
Under these criteria, the deposit of £200 does not qualify and nor do any payments for additional expenses such as tent hire or internal flights. SEED can claim Gift Aid on all the donation you raise. While Gift Aid is an important part of our charity income, we do not count it toward your Total Contribution - but we very much appreciate the value added extra boost it gives to fund our charitable work. You are welcome to contact the Inland Revenue or SEED Madagascar should you have any further questions regarding Gift Aid.