Mahé, Seychelles

Volunteer in Mahe

Join our community in Mahé – the largest of 115 dazzling islands in the Seychelles archipelago.

Ask our participants how they start each day in Mahé and they’ll tell you it’s with a sunrise dive. Added to this, a focus on turtle nesting, lemon shark tagging, coral reef surveying, and more marine conservation efforts means you’ll help protect a precious habitat while living the good life, island-style.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Mahé volunteer projects


Painted in hues of green and blue, the beautiful Indian Ocean paradise of Mahé is also Seychelles’ largest island. Our Cap Ternay marine expedition base is conveniently located next to the spectacular Baie Ternay Marine Park.

This picturesque spot is where volunteers will be conducting their core studies. You will be offered the opportunity to get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification. This will aid you while working on critical marine conservation projects. There will also be the chance to take part in plankton sampling and in-water turtle dives.

Mahé boasts stretches of pristine palm-fringed beaches where you can take a languid afternoon to soak up the sun. If you prefer more exerting activities you can go for a hike in the Morne Seychellois National Park. It is also worthwhile to visit the country’s capital city, Victoria, and their local market which is bustling with people selling their wares. This is also a great place to buy trinkets and curios to bring back for your friends and family.

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook traditional Seychellois Creole dishes

Visit the Mission Ruins at Venn's Town

Paddleboard across the bay

Hike through lush forests and across rocky plateaus

Explore the ocean after dark with a night dive

Discover rare and endemic species of plants

Swim at a secret beach

Go fishing with local fishers