Volunteer for Sharks is a hands on educational ecotourism project that focuses on conservation based research, the sustainable non-consumptive use of sharks.Our interns experience a wide range of field research techniques, helping prepare them for a career in marine science.
Volunteer for Sharks offers an intern programme where volunteers work with Shark Bay Research and South African Shark Conservancy on their groundbreaking research on Great White Sharks and on other shark species. Our research is focused on the development of biological & ecological baselines, as well as long-term monitoring of species diversity, abundance and habitat use within Walker Bay & along the South African coast. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects designed to provide early career scientists with unparalleled field- & lab-based experience. Depending on the time of year you join our team, you may participate in: cetacean monitoring; elasmobranch surveys; marine debris surveys; estuarine surveys; baited remote underwater video (BRUV) surveys. Data collected by our interns are used for informing conservation & management objectives. Volunteers will learn to collect, record and analyse data. They go to sea, learn to work with sharks, attend lectures, and participate in informative programmes where they learn about marine life, the ocean and sharks (of course).
This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about the oceans, the environment and sharks. Volunteers have an enormous impact on the contributing towards sharks research and what there is still to discover about sharks and marine life . The value of volunteering is much more fulfilling and much more important in contributing to research and marine life.