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BVOL Monitor Whales & Dolphins in Knysna, South Africa

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!


* 17 years old and above
* Hard working
* Have a love of marine life, boating, being outdoors and at sea
* No prior knowledge or experience needed, although this would be advantageous, as would experience at sea or on eco boat safaris and research

Minimum Education

High School


  • English

Cost in US$:

From $970 for 1 week

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

* Arranging the programme
* Full pre-departure support and assistance
* Payment Protection Insurance
* Accommodation
* Food
* Transport to and from your project
* Local in-country team support and backup
* 24-hr emergency support


This is an unpaid (voluntary) placement

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Science
  • Water Projects

This Program is open to

Kiwi, South African, Worldwide, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Independent living
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is