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Group volunteering in Madagascar

High Schools (16-18 yr olds), Universities, Colleges and Corporate Team Building groups are all welcome. Group volunteering trips are wholly bespoke according to the interests of the group, and can include a variety of components from our conservation programme. We work closely with the group organiser to plan an itinerary that will ensure a memorable, engaging and informative experience. We can include fun activities too - such as introducing your team to Malagasy drumming and music, various beach activities, and the chance to visit local nature reserves!

At a glance

  • Programme length: from 2 to 4 weeks
  • Start Dates: Flexible, please discuss with our team
  • Group Size: 10-30 participants
  • Activities: Conservation / Mahampy weaving / Teaching in schools on the environment, and more - combine as required. See a sample itinerary
  • Fully Risk Assessed
  • Location: Fort Dauphin and Sainte Luce, Anosy region, Southeast Madagascar
  • Donation: from £795 to £1395 per person, plus expenses. Teachers / Leaders go free

Are you interested? Fill in the online enquiry form and our volunteering officer will be happy to give you more information.


The safety of any groups volunteering with us is of key concern. Madagascar is not a particularly dangerous country, but its extreme poverty and the desperation this engenders makes a certain level of crime unavoidable. On arrival in Fort Dauphin all volunteers are given a full safety briefing containing a thorough list of dos and don’ts to follow during their stay. An experienced team of international staff and Malagasy guides will also be on hand to support the group and see to their safety during placements.

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High school groups volunteering

  • A school group of 16- 18 year old students must be led by teachers to whom we offer free places (1 free place for every 9 students booked at full price).
  • A group trip offers students the chance to experience a wholly different culture as well as a beautiful and remote location. The trip is additionally of undoubted academic worth. By working closely with a small NGO, students will gain insights into aspects of development work which touch on a myriad of subjects. They will view first-hand the effects of climate change and environmental degradation, learn about current conservation and environmental research methods, walk lemur spotting trips in the coastal forest and participate in community health and sanitation projects. Our work in Madagascar is varied, and we will ensure that your trip centres on the aspects of our organisation which interest your group most.
Photo © Michael Darling.


What's included in the programme

  • Design your own itinerary! See an example itinerary
  • Transport costs for the duration of the programme from Day 1 collection at Fort Dauphin airport to drop off at the scheme end
  • Use of our beautiful campsites and facilities
  • All meals whilst on programme (optional meals out at restaurants are extra)
  • Full orientation and training for conservation field research techniques as required by your itinerary
  • Malagasy language lessons
  • A dedicated team of highly experienced international and local Malagasy staff to guide you.

Additional Costs

We request that groups cover their own pre-departure costs which may be around £1,000 - £1,500 per person depending on programme duration, country of departure and seasonality.

International flights (return - from the UK)

£680 - £1000

Internal flights (return - from Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin)

£280 - £400

Comprehensive travel insurance

£60 - £150

Tourist visa


Vaccinations, anti- malarials and other medical preparations

£30 - £80

Personal equipment (including tent and sleeping mat)

£0 - £100

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Elements of our conservation volunteering programme can be included in your itinerary.

Get started

Contact our dedicated volunteering officer today using our online form: