Ammes, Kefalonia, Greece

Volunteer in Ammes, Kefalonia

Travel to Greece and contribute to the protection of loggerhead and green turtle habitats.

Welcome to Kefalonia – where we’re all about sea turtle conservation! Our research station at Ammes Beach offers a laid-back vibe. Join our global crew in protecting loggerhead and green turtle habitats while soaking up the local scene and historic spots. When you’re not involved in conservation work, take time to enjoy the island’s beautiful beaches and clear waters.

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.

Overview

Picture waking up at our idyllic Greek island base, just moments from the beach, surrounded by the relaxed atmosphere of island life. Get ready for an experience filled with outdoor activities and meaningful conservation work. 

Sea turtle conservation

From our research station at Ammes Beach in the village of Svoronata, we work to protect the sea turtles that call these waters home. Your contributions will help keep endangered species like loggerheads safe in their natural habitats. By preserving Kefalonia’s biodiversity, you’ll also be making a real difference in global conservation efforts.

From March to mid-April, volunteers team up with staff to gather data through capture-mark-recapture projects. Then, in April and May, you’ll spend time at the harbour observing turtles, documenting their behaviours. These contributions play a big role in conservation efforts and monitoring turtle populations.

Seagrass snorkel surveys 

Between mid-April and November, join snorkelling expeditions to observe and document Posidonia seagrass meadows. Snap photos and take notes on the species you encounter. Learn about the vital role of seagrass in ecosystems, from water purification to supporting marine life balance.

Dive into project work

Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on project work. Your days will be packed with action, from tracking turtle ecology to conducting bird surveys and participating in coastal cleanups. Plus, there’s always the chance to attend enlightening presentations and analyse drone data – talk about making waves!

Outdoor adventures 

Whether you’re basking in the sun on sandy shores or exploring underwater wonders, Kefalonia has it all. Don’t forget to pack your essentials – sunscreen, hats and a sense of adventure – and get ready to dive into the Mediterranean magic. 

Island life

Kefalonia’s got tons of cool spots to explore in your free time. Check out the Cave of Melissani or the Cave of Drogarati for unique experiences. If history’s your thing, hit up the ancient ruins or check out the Castle of Saint George. And for killer views, don’t miss the Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi.

Ammes Beach is perfect for soaking up the sun, offering sunbeds and beach bars.  You’ll find a variety of restaurants and cocktail bars within walking distance of your accommodation. Feeling adventurous? Grab your scuba gear and dive into Kefalonia’s underwater scene. Need to get to Argostoli? A taxi ride will cost you around 20 euros one way, but you can split it with up to four people. Public transport from Argostoli makes exploring other islands super easy.

Keep in mind that July and August are peak tourist season, so expect crowds and hot weather during this time.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey in this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean!

Adventure is calling. Chase that feeling!

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Offered once a month, expand your adventure with GVI Experiences. These are just some of the activities offered on your program!
Discover traditional Greek coffee and cookies
Discover traditional Greek coffee and cookies
Coastal hike to Ai Helis Beach
Coastal hike to Ai Helis Beach
Learn essential Greek words from a local Greek speaker
Learn essential Greek words from a local Greek speaker
Learn about Greek star mythology
Learn about Greek star mythology
Explore Italian ruins from WW2
Explore Italian ruins from WW2
Birdwatching and nature walk in Mount Ainos National Park
Birdwatching and nature walk in Mount Ainos National Park
Olive oil tour and tasting
Olive oil tour and tasting
Visit the lighthouse of St. Theodore
Visit the lighthouse of St. Theodore