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Overview

Overview

The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation is a low-cost volunteer organisation that conducts whale and dolphin research out in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. We focus on marine conservation, research and education, with the mission of raising awareness and inspiring action. Volunteers collect data on whale and dolphin behaviour and collaborate with the Atlantic Ocean Cetacean Network to conduct research on cetacean species in the Atlantic Oceans. We also do educational outreach, free programs for children and occasional beach clean-ups.

Activities
  • Work Abroad
  • Education & Literacy
  • Alternative Break
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Study Abroad
  • Conservation
  • Ecotourism
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
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Countries
  • Vietnam
  • Myanmar
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sao Tome And Principe
  • Ghana
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Spain
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20 Participant reviews

Anja

21 Nov 2019

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I didn't expect much as this is a low cost program. But once i got there and settled in, I didn't really want to come home. Everyone is like a...Read more

I didn't expect much as this is a low cost program. But once i got there and settled in, I didn't really want to come home. Everyone is like a little a family in the volunteer house. Such lovely coordinators too. I was there for 2 weeks and went on the whale watching boats 6 times. They cost £50 a ticket normally for tourists so i got my money's worth from that alone. I learned a lot about the science from Emma, she was really enthusiastic and patient with me - the fin id work is tricky but i got there in the end. The food is as good as whoever is cooking it, basic but filling. The accommodation was bunk beds, clean sheets and a comfy pillow. I will be back in the summer, this has been brilliant! Thanks AWDF!

Maia

20 Sep 2019

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Wonderful whales. Wonderful people. Wonderful Tenerife. I miss it so dearly. Please come if you want to feel good for doing good things.Read more

Wonderful whales. Wonderful people. Wonderful Tenerife. I miss it so dearly. Please come if you want to feel good for doing good things.

Debbie

7 Sep 2019

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I had a great experience in whale and dolphin conservation program. I’ve grown a lot and wishing to have another chance to be in Tenerife doing such meaningful things.Read more

I had a great experience in whale and dolphin conservation program. I’ve grown a lot and wishing to have another chance to be in Tenerife doing such meaningful things.

Daniel Lines

28 Jun 2019

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This experience has been so rewarding, I have learned so much, it is both challenging and great fun. I have had the opportunity to work with some great people, and...Read more

This experience has been so rewarding, I have learned so much, it is both challenging and great fun. I have had the opportunity to work with some great people, and forge part of a successful coordinator team. I would recommend taking the leap and joining the team as a volunteer or as a coordinator.