Discover the tropical paradise of Zanzibar! Volunteering on this project will allow you to contribute to the small fishing villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi’s sustainable use of marine resources, while researching dolphin tourism and monitoring human-dolphin interaction. Marine biodiversity is about so much more than the overwhelming beauty you’ll discover the first time you snorkel one of Zanzibar’s coral reefs. Here, marine life has an important economic value to the local community, too: it provides food and generates money through tourism. This is your chance to make a lasting impact on the survival of a fragile marine ecosystem while living on the beach!
As a volunteer, you’ll get to:
- Monitor dolphins in their natural habitat and study the impact of tourism on their behaviour
- Research local fishing activity, learn about life in a traditional fishing village
- Teach enthusiastic Conservation Club students and inspire them to look after their environment
- Snorkel in beautiful reefs whilst collecting vital coral bleaching data
- Get involved in community initiatives, from developing a school library to assisting in eco-friendly workshops with local dolphin tour boat drivers
- Interact with the local community, learn Swahili, and live in one of the most beautiful places in the world