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Volunteer in Tenerife and support marine conservation

Article by GVI


Posted: February 27, 2023

Are you looking for an adventure that allows you to immerse yourself in a new culture and make a positive impact? Consider volunteering with GVI in the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Africa known for its stunning beaches, lush forests, and diverse marine ecosystem.

GVI offers a range of volunteer programs in the Canary Islands, with a focus on marine and wildlife conservation, and sustainable tourism. Through these programs, volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside local communities and contribute to meaningful projects that help protect the environment.

The Canary Islands: A brief overview

The Canary Islands are located off the coast of Morocco and consist of seven main islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, La Palma, and El Hierro. The archipelago has a subtropical climate and is known for its beautiful beaches, volcanic landscapes, and unique wildlife.

The islands have a rich cultural history, with influences from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Visitors can explore historical sites, such as colonial-era buildings and prehistoric caves, as well as enjoy modern attractions like theme parks and shopping centres.

Volunteer in marine conservation and research in Tenerife

GVI’s marine conservation programs in Tenerife are focused on protecting the local marine ecosystem through research and education. Volunteers work alongside marine biologists and local stakeholders to collect data on the marine species in the area, identify potential threats to the ecosystem, and raise public awareness about conservation issues.

Volunteers in these programs can participate in a variety of activities, including conducting surveys, identifying marine species, and monitoring the health of the coral reefs. They also have the opportunity to work with local schools and community groups to educate people about the importance of protecting the marine environment.

GVI’s whale and dolphin conservation program in Tenerife is a unique opportunity for volunteers to help protect these magnificent creatures and their marine environment. Volunteers work alongside local researchers and conservationists to conduct research on whale and dolphin populations, monitor their behaviour, and collect data on the health of the marine ecosystem. Through their efforts, volunteers play a vital role in supporting the conservation of these species and the preservation of their natural habitat. They also have the opportunity to participate in community outreach initiatives, educating local residents and visitors about the importance of marine conservation and sustainable tourism. Overall, the whale and dolphin conservation program with GVI offers a valuable experience for volunteers interested in marine conservation and sustainability.

What it’s like to volunteer in Tenerife

Volunteering with GVI is an immersive experience that allows volunteers to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and learn about the unique challenges facing the community. Volunteers can expect to live with local families or in shared accommodation with other volunteers, depending on the program.

Living with a host family provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to learn about the local culture and customs, as well as practise their language skills. It also allows them to build close relationships with their hosts and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the community.

In addition to the volunteer work, GVI provides a range of cultural immersion activities and excursions to help volunteers explore the local area and learn about the history and culture of the Canary Islands. These activities may include hiking in national parks, visiting historical sites, or attending cultural events.

Volunteering with GVI not only provides a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community, but also allows volunteers to develop new skills, gain valuable work experience, and make lifelong connections with like-minded individuals from around the world.

Are you ready for an adventure that allows you to make a positive impact while exploring a new culture? Consider volunteering with GVI in Tenerife. Start planning your volunteer journey today!

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