Unfortunately due to restrictions on international travel and quarantine procedures on arrival in Seychelles, opportunities for volunteers are severely restricted. Similarly, staffing restrictions may result in delays in replying to inquiries.
MCSS has encouraged and relied on volunteer support for most of our projects since
our inception. Generally volunteers with MCSS will work on a number of the current
projects; the time of year will dictate the project activities available with the
turtles projects being busiest from from September to May. We do accept younger local
students for work experience programmes and also have a specific volunteer and internship
opportunities on the Cerf Island project and at the Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation
Centre at the Banyan Tree resort.
Please download the intern / volunteer information file for further details, but
in general terms we are happy to accept volunteers with the following attributes:
Preferably over 21 years of age
Good physical fitness
Medically fit. THIS IS ESSENTIAL.
A university degree in a biological subject, and / or good practical skills
Some experience of working in wildlife conservation
Ability to speak English
During the whale shark season volunteers who are with us will participate in the
whale shark related activities as well as on the other on-going MCSS projects. The
normal whale shark season is beginning of August to the end of October. Activities
will include working with our monitoring Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones),
working with the in-water monitoring and public participation team as well as the
associated lab / data handling work.