Volunteer with the MWSRP
Do you want to become a part of the whale shark research team, visit the Maldives and be a part of something special? Come and swim in the crystal clear, turquiose waters and sleep on a boat under the stars while contributing to the protection and conservation of the whale shark?
Some of the comments volunteers regularly make: 'Life Changing!' 'The best time I've ever had!' 'Simply Awesome!' 'This is the best job in the world!'
Take part in every aspect of the research, photo I.D, sexing, logging encounters with software originally developed by NASA, producing presentations, even helping to take skin samples and deploy tags. And, if community focussed projects are your thing, look no further! The MWSRP works with the local community on a daily basis.
All your skills will be put to good use, and if you want to test your fitness...it is all here.
For a bit of an inside scoop, check out our Youtube video, 'A Day in the life of a volunteer', or check out what our volunteers have said about their experience.
To follow Jay's experience as a volunteer in January 2010, please visit: www.maldivesjay.wordpress.com
How does it work?
Once you are in Male we will get you to South Ari where the team will meet you and begin your initiation. We may even jump straight on the boat, head out to the reef and begin shark spotting.
The working week - We aim to be on the water 4 - 5 days, 1 - 2 days are office based, and 1 day off (trust us, you'll need it!). Everyday brings a new challenge and no day will be the same.
A financial contribution is required which will cover your transfers from Male, food, soft drinks and accommodation costs for the duration of your trip.
These contribution also includes a small donation to the charity which helps enable MWSRP's important research to continue.
If you would like to help protect these fish but prefer to stay grounded we would still love to hear from you.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Or download the volunteer information pack here