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  • Collecting beach data – including morning, day and night surveys.
  • Help monitor nesting beaches and lead beach patrols.
  • Create and organise research projects and come up with new program ideas for the center.
  • Welcome and educate visitors to our information center while working in our gift shop which supports local businesses and where 100% of proceeds and donations go to support our mission.
  • Participate in fundraising events for the center and support daily turtle center operations.
  • Help our organic community garden and olive tree saplings grow.
  • Contribute to our focus on the endangered loggerhead sea turtle population and our rescued tortoises and terrapins.

Things to keep in mind

  • We cannot guarantee that you will see and interact with a sea turtle or turtle hatchlings.
  • We request that you work at least a couple hours at the turtle center and in the gift shop where you will educate visitors every day – you will then have the rest of the day to use at your own leisure.
  • Our work hours are flexible so you will have some personal time to explore the island, for example a bus runs into Zante town on a daily basis.
  • You must be able to tolerate with an open mind the challenging but rewarding work environment.
  • We take our work very seriously and it is very hard work in many ways, with busy days, high temperatures, and demanding conservation responsibilities. We would like to emphasize that it is a very rigorous program, not a party holiday.
  • We do not tolerate any forms of abuse towards members of staff or other volunteers/interns.
  • We request that you are fluent in conversational English.
  • You will inevitably interact with cats while working with us at the center and around the island.