Duration in weeks
In either of our two field stations, you will be accommodated in a shared apartment. You will share a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom with your teammates.
A spacious balcony will serve as a gathering place for group meetings and our evening meals. The shared bathrooms have hot water heated by solar energy, and the shared kitchens are equipped with cooking utensils and a communal refrigerator. You can shop at local grocery stores and use the project’s facilities to prepare your own meals. The Argostoli location, near the airport, is just a short walk from the beaches. A convenience store, located about a 15-minute walk away, offers basic food items. You can also do your shopping in the town of Argostoli during your shifts at the port. We also offer a pre-order option so that a “basic kit” of food items is available upon your arrival.
If you choose the Lixouri site, there is a grocery store just 200 m from the field station. The town square is 600 m away, where you’ll find several restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. The team can go on occasional outings to this picturesque square where you can taste local cuisine and, on occasion, enjoy Greek music and dance.
Departure dates for the 2 available research stations:
– Argostoli: every other Sunday from April 24, 2022, to October 23, 2022
– Lixouri: every other Tuesday from June 7 to September 27, 2022
All volunteers receive training on protocols and techniques to ensure data collection quality and turtle welfare.
Volunteers should be able to ride bicycles to nesting beaches with their team and walk along the beach for field surveys.
Volunteers should be comfortable in a communal living environment with shared responsibilities.
– 18 years old
– Ability to ride a bicycle
– Good physical condition to be able to walk or cycle on a hot day