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Saving sea turtles in Greece

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Über das Projekt

Jásou – Welcome to sunny Greece.

Sun, summer, beaches, lots of culture and friendly people. Greece is not one of the most popular vacation destinations for Germans for nothing. Our sea turtle project is located on the beautiful vacation island of Kefalonia.

  •  Contribute to the conservation of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle through targeted studies and protection
  • Get involved in nature conservation and gain knowledge in environmental protection by working with experienced
    field assistants
  • Live with international volunteers and acquire new language skills
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From 880.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


When you arrive at the airport in Kefalania, you will be picked up by a driver and taken to your apartment, where you will meet the other volunteers. The project has two locations: Argostoli (approx. 15 minutes’ drive) and Lixouri (approx. 1 hour’s drive). On arrival, you will be given a short tour of the house and where you will find the bikes. In the evening, you will receive an orientation session and tasks for the coming days will be discussed.

Project periods: May to October, with different tasks depending on the period. Important: the sea turtle project is quickly fully booked in the main season of July & August. It is important to apply in good time during these two months.

Arrival day: Argostoli: every second Sunday of the month, Lixouri: every second Tuesday of the month!


  • Transfer from the airport to the project
  •  Local accommodation in an apartment with other volunteers
  • English-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Greece
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Living arrangements

During your time in the project, you will live in an apartment together with other volunteers. The project is easy to reach by bike, which you will be provided with by the project. Usually all volunteers cook together or go out for a Greek meal in the taverna.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: no meals included!

Typical day in a project

As already described, this depends heavily on the month. Regardless of the season, the following tasks are required: Observing and documenting the harbor, cleaning the beaches and rescuing the turtles. For this project it is important that you are a bit sporty. You will cycle to beaches that are 1-5 km away, beaches that are further away will be taken to by car.

May & June: You observe the turtles during mating, the behavior among each other, document the species and look for nests and protect them.

July – October: Nests continue to be protected, turtles hatch, you document the numbers and turtles are marked so that data can be collected in the long term. In October, small preparations are made for the coming year and you usually have a little more free time.


Our project is beautifully situated. Accommodation is located in coastal towns. So you can go to the beaches in your free time. At the weekends it is possible to visit other islands by ferry. Get to know Greece and its friendly people.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Greece - Country Information

Greece - the ancient wonderland on the Mediterranean. Explore the historic ruins in Athens, relax on the picturesque island beaches and enjoy some of the world's best cuisine - from souvlaki and tzatziki to spanakopita. Everyone gets their money's worth here. Immerse yourself in the myths and legends of antiquity, the picturesque island world and the warm hospitality of this country. Greece will inspire you with its rich history and vibrant, colorful culture. So let's go to Greece!

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131.957 km²


10,64 million (2021)


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All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Greece.

Greece is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Greece all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

We recommend an intermediate level of English.

Depending on the program, we work with apartments, volunteer houses or hostels at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.


Before you set off for Greece, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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