Become an Eco-Volunteer:

Contribute to the realization of our marine conservation actions in the field


Help us keep our marine conservation programs alive

Eco-volunteers are essential to the success of our projects. Alongside our practical work on marine conservation, our aim is to raise awareness of marine biodiversity and demonstrate that it can interest everyone. We are committed to providing high quality and rewarding Eco-Volunteering missions by working in fragile marine environments, with coastal communities whose lives are closely linked to coral reefs. Consistent with the means of these populations, all activities are performed in apnea and snorkelling.

Go on a mission to Indonesia

  • Komodo
    8D/7N990 €
    • Identification of species
    • Coral transplantation
    • Reef Restoration
    • Biological monitoring
    • Socio-economic monitoring
    • Awareness in schools
    • Locally Managed Marine Area
  • Nusa Penida
    • Mangrove replanting
    • Reef Restoration
    • Seaweed culture
    • Manufacture of coconut oil
    • Awareness in schools
    • Beach cleaning
    • Marine Protected Area

How does it work?

  • 1 - Choose your expedition

  • 2 - Receive your expedition information

  • 3 - Book your options

  • 4 - Participate to a pre-departure training

  • 5 - get ready for adventure

Average distribution of the price of your mission

  • 15% Management fees
  • 40% Mission expenses (accommodation, meals, local transportation)
  • 45% Grant for conservation programme

Book your mission

What are mission and management expenses?
  • Dormitory accommodation, meals, local transportation during the dates defined by the mission
  • The logistical organisation beforehand so that everything goes smoothly during your stay
  • Supervision of the mission on site and a fun e-support for preparation for departure
  • Monitoring and evaluation of mission results and impacts, team salaries, administrative processing, etc.
  • A Coral Guardian eco-volunteer kit:
    1 Backpack waterproof 10L,
    1 Coral Guardian T-shirt,
    1 lycra Coral Guardian,
    1 Coral Guardian cap
  • Membership of Coral Guardian
The price of the missions does not include:
  • International flights and local transports to reach the meeting point defined for each mission
  • Personal equipment (palm, mask, snorkel, slipper, gloves, etc.)
  • Vaccines or any medication or vaccinations you need
  • Entry visa (free in Indonesia if less than 30 days)
  • Extra drinks and snacks and souvenirs
  • Hotel accommodations and other expenses outside of the official mission dates
  • Cancellation, repatriation or travel insurance
How to join Coral Guardian eco-volunteer missions?
  1. Complete and submit our online application form.
  2. If we are able to accept your request, we will send you an email with a link to download our detailed pre-departure guide.
  3. If you have any questions you can always contact our eco-volunteer project manager Vladimir on +33 7 68 61 73 27 (Paris Time Zone) or by email
  4. Once you have decided that you wish to participate in a Coral Guardian mission, you will be invited to confirm your place by paying a non-refundable deposit and accepting our booking conditions. This allows us to guarantee you a place on your chosen shipment, with the full balance of your shipping costs due at least 6 weeks before departure.
  5. Once confirmed, you will be asked to complete and submit various forms, including medical forms to complete with your doctor, and details of your travel insurance policy, flights and emergency contacts. We will be at your disposal to provide you with all the information you need, and we will always be happy to answer your questions.
What are the dates of the missions?

Missions in Indonesia run from March to October for the Komodo mission and all year round for the Nusa Penida mission. Click on the mission you wish to discover the dates.

Do I need previous experience in marine science to go to Indonesia with Coral Guardian?

No! Our programs are participative and encourage the exchange and learning of everyone, our field team is there to help you develop your skills and knowledge of the sea.

Do I need a diving experience to go to Indonesia with Coral Guardian?

No! All of our conservation programs are designed so that the communities we work with do not depend on expensive equipment or high operational costs. All the conservation activities can be carried out in apnea or snorkeling.

You can learn to dive on the spot by booking with a diving club during the discovery day (activities for a fee).

Why is eco-volunteering paying off?

Apart from the tax deduction, there is no public or institutional funding to encourage the development of short-term international volunteering on the subject of vocational training or skills sharing. This is why Coral Guardian’s associative project is based on the commitment of its members and their financial membership, in the form of a donation.

Each Coral Guardian mission represents a real cost corresponding to the financing of costs and management, which is necessary for the volunteer’s work in the field, identification of projects, preparation for departure, supervision, housing, food and transport on site, monitoring and evaluation of the results and impacts of the missions, salaries of the teams, administrative processing, etc. Each Coral Guardian mission represents a real cost.

In addition, eco-volunteer missions are part of the economic model of our conservation programs. Each volunteer contributes not only to the project in an active way, but also to the financial support of the continuity of the actions carried out.

  • Finally a useful and heavenly journey! With and for the Indonesians, I felt that I was putting a stone in the building: restoring the coral reef that had been damaged for decades, exchanging with fishermen and their families to make a better living from the sea while protecting it.

    Caroline Komodo & Nusa Penida 2017
  • This experience made me grow up. I felt useful and committed to protecting Coral Reefs. It was a real source of inspiration for me...

    Grégory Nusa Penida 2017
  • I took pleasure in practicing coral culture, as a passionate seafarer, this time I had the right to manipulate corals, and to see them close up: it's a huge opportunity! What a chance to plunge into the way of life of the villagers of Seraya Besar, it is another way to travel, to meet the Other.

    Isabelle Komodo 2017

Any question?

  • Vladimir Ospina
    Vladimir Ospina Eco-volunteering Manager

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