Volunteer On The Unique Island Of Madagascar

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One of the most unique destinations in the world, Madagascar is a marvel.
The animal diversity is extraordinary with more than 80% of its species found nowhere else on earth. While famous for its Baobab trees and safari-like desert, the island is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and boats some of the most dazzling dive sites in the world. The African island also has a strong cultural heritage, giving it the name Island Of The Ancestors, by the Malagasy people.
Such character makes Madagascar a special place to travel to and explore, but one of the greatest and most fulfilling ways you can get to the heart of the island is by going on a volunteer program. Make the most of your time in Madagascar on the following Frontier projects.

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

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Volunteer in Madagascar and spend your days exploring the underwater world of corals and sea beds rich with fish, rays, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and turtles. Learning to dive at Nosy Be – which translates to Big Island – you’ll help with charting areas of coral, recording populations of fish and identifying intertidal creatures. Back on land, your work continues by discovering how communities use the ocean both sustainably and otherwise, and how the mangrove forests on the shore divide the land and the ocean.
One week on the Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving Project is £795pp, up to 20 weeks and beyond for £3,455pp. Included in the price is pre-departure support, travel and medical advice, a free Frontier shirt, food, accommodation, airport pick-up (date depending) and local training. There’s also the chance to do diving courses at an extra cost.
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Madagascar Lemur Conservation

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There’s no resident more famous in Madagascar than the lemur. With 104 known species and all living solely on the island, to research these primates is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Trek through the rugged regions of Nosy Be and assess the status of the lemurs by monitoring their numbers, habitat preferences, and threat of human activity including deforestation. On the Madagascar Lemur Conservation Project, you may also get to help the reforestation efforts and build nest boxes for the lemurs to live in.
One week on the Madagascar Lemur Conservation Project is £795pp, up to 20 weeks and beyond for £3,155pp. Included in the price is pre-departure support, travel and medical advice, a free Frontier shirt, food, accommodation, airport pick-up (date depending) and local training.
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Madagascar Teaching

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The Madagascan culture is rich, vibrant and just as diverse as the landscape and wildlife on the island. By volunteering as a teacher in Madagascar, you can teach English to schoolchildren of Nosy Be, teach them about environmental awareness and get involved in community activities. Schools are quite basic in Madagascar and teachers are needed, so your contribution will be making a massive difference.
Four weeks on the Madagascar Teaching Project is £891pp and £195 per extra week. Included in the price is UK TEFL training and certification, pre-departure support, travel and medical advice, a free Frontier shirt, food, accommodation, airport pick-up and local training.
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These Volunteer Projects and many more are available with Frontier. For more information and to apply for any of these Madagascar Projects, visit www.frontier.ac.uk/Destinations/Volunteer-Madagascar.aspx

About Frontier

Founded in 1989 in association with WWF, Frontier is the premier provider of gap year, volunteering, internships and ethical travel. In 25 years, they have placed over 10,000 volunteers and interns in over 400 projects in 50 countries around the world. See all of Frontier’s volunteering and adventure travel placements at www.frontier.ac.uk