Normal AWF rates apply
Pounds/ Euro 110pw for stays of four weeks or more (dearer for shorter stays- see booking form), includes multi bedded and simple accommodation. Volunteers work on a variety of projects but can focus on areas of specific interest for such as dissertations. See booking form for all information on booking. Participants must check out their own national guidelines regarding entry visas and inoculations. ALL volunteers must provide evidence of comprehensive medical insurance covering repatriation in worst case scenario
Research Guiding on the whale watching boats
We have three separate research databases going back some 15 years and covering resident populations of Pilot Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins, and Migrating Species, of which there are some 24!! Guiding is aimed at raising awareness of conservation issues globally and encouraging tourists to get involved in some capacity through joining the AWF on-line community.
Dog Action Network
If you would rather work with dogs (and cats) then you can volunteer with, and stay at, a centre for old and abandoned dogs in nearby El Desierto. Apart from caring for the old dogs, you will be working at local cat and dog sanctuaries. Special project in conjunction with Peter Stone, we will continuing to work underwater filming bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales, studying their behaviour and particularly recording acoustics.
Tenerife is the hub from which we co-ordinate, plan and develop projects and programmes globally and volunteers can use their time in these activities. Programmes
HeART Cultural Centres, The Dragon Tree Project- A Place for Women, Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream, AWF Creative Productions, ReacTEAM, Eco Tourism etc Projects Asian Elephants, Shark, Bats, Turtles, Whales n Dolphins, Big Cats, Orang Utan, Manatee etc.
Tenerife is located within the Canary Islands off the North-west African coast. It is the largest Island with a population of 900,000 people. First inhabited around 400 BC it was conquered by the Spanish 1494. As the foreign population grew the native forests were gradually cleared due to agricultural demands. With the colonisation of the Spanish empire the native people also suffered under slavery and diseases. The volcanic island and its vibrant landscapes has been sculptured and formed over many years by its numerous eruptions. Also known as the "Island of eternal spring", Tenerife enjoys a moderate warm climate with a temperature range of 20°C to 28°C all year ariound.
The north coast manly consists of beaches with black sand and pebbles while in the south coast boasts fine white sand beaches. Tenerife possesses an ecologically diverse environment which supports a wide range of fauna and flora. There are over 100 species of plants that are entirely endemic to Tenerife. Many marine species migrate pass the coast of Tenerife but It is also home to resident short fined pilot whales and bottle nose dolphins.