WHY VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are a fundamental part of LAMAVE, many of our projects rely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers from around the world.  As a volunteer you will be trained in research techniques which will prepare you to collect data towards long-term scientific goals and policy making. We have been working with volunteers since 2010 and today hundreds of volunteers have contributed to LAMAVE’s marine conservation efforts in the Philippines. Volunteers are trained to a high standard to collect data that is used in scientific publications. The dedication of volunteers enable us to run research projects long-term alongside research grants.

Iskolar Ng Dagat

As a Filipino NGO, investing in the marine conservationists of the future is hugely important to LAMAVE and the success of marine conservation in the Philippines. To ensure there is always an opportunity to grow and learn, every LAMAVE project accepting volunteers hosts at least one local Scholar. To apply for the LAMAVE Scholarship “Iskolar Ng Dagat” you must be a Filipino Citizen and have a passion for conservation. The application process is the same, however you must state in your email that you are applying as a Iskolar Ng Dagat.

CURRENT projects ACCEPTING VOLuNTEERS 

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I can truly recommend volunteering with LAMAVE to everyone who loves the ocean and wants to contribute to its protection. I have learned so much as a person...
— Lene From Christensen, LAMAVE Volunteer 2018

Click on the project “read more” button to download the Project Pack for full details and requirements.

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DONSOL WHALE SHARK PROJECT

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SOUTHERN LEYTE WHALE SHARK PROJECT

cebu whale shark project

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MANTA BOWL PROJECT

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PALAWAN WHALE SHARK PROJECT

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New TURTLE PROJECT

There is a whole new world out there. In school, we only did assessments in the shallow part. I never went to the deep part. With LAMAVE, I was face to face with it (marine life).
— Christine Alagon, Iskolar ng Dagat 2017

how to apply 

Be sure to follow the instructions below for a smooth and easy application process. If you're not ready to apply now, but want to keep up to date with volunteer opportunities simply like our Facebook Page in to make sure you don't miss the next call out. 

 

IF YOU ARE READY TO JOIN THE TEAM, SIMPLY FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW 

1) Read above about our different projects accepting volunteers and choose which you would like to join.

2) Download and read the Project Profile. Be sure to read the necessary requirements. For example all our projects ask for a minimum commitment of three months and a monthly contribution towards food and housing. 

3) Email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV to volunteer[at]lamave.org.

Remember to:

  • State which project you are applying for in the email subject e.g. Southern Leyte Whale Shark Project

  • Tell us why you want to join the team and any other relevant information in your cover letter.

  • Indicate if you are applying for the “Iskolar Ng Dagat”

*Please note that we do not currently accept undergraduate university project proposals outside of the Philippines.  

4) Upon receiving your application, a member of our team will get back to you.

We look forward to having you join the #LAMAVEfamily