Volunteering Abroad Shouldn't Cost the Earth

Tourism Impact Studies Mexico



We were founded in 1993 to provide environmental initiatives. The aim is to protect the marine and coastal ecosystems as well as biodiversity. We are concerned with the following matters: protection and preservation of the marine ecosystems; sea turtle protection, conservation and research; water quality issues; environmental education for local […]

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Dates of program:
Year round, starting every Tuesday of the month

Duration of program:
2 weeks minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 21+

Volunteers pay US$267 for 2 weeks which covers accommodation, training, orientation, research support and guidance, equipment and tools, and volunteer t-shirt.

Other information:
We encourage volunteers to explore areas and activities, like the Mayan Ruins and cultures, cenotes, swim with whale sharks, get SCUBA Dive certifications, visit other towns/cities, etc. In case you need information, do not hesitate to ask us.


Turtle Camp Program
"My experience was very good at here as a biologist. I am really interested in providing help in conservation programs, because it's my area of study and my interest. The program is very good and always has as its main objective to make good management with the species of sea turtles without disturbing or damaging them. I must also mention that the facilities are excellent. The only suggestion I make is to have a better organization and support for the turtle program because working without a person in charge is a bit complicated, I also think that it is necessary to give training to the volunteers before leaving for the field."- Georgina Barragan
Amazing Experience in Akumal!
"I volunteered for the past five months here and enjoyed every minute of it. They do such great work helping to protect our marine life and educate the public on ways to preserve it for future generations. The team there is very welcoming and allowed me to help in several different ways that put my skill set to use in supporting their mission. My background is in marketing and TV production, so in addition to helping with projects like the coral reef restoration, I was also able to work on videos for them and assist with events like the Festival de Tortuga. Everyone there made me feel like part of the team, and I would highly recommend volunteering there."- Nikki Bonner

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