Volunteer with Turtle Conservation Montserrat

Turtle Conservation Montserrat

Carolyne Coleby is the manager of Turtle Conservation Montserrat, working with John Jeffers MBE, to teach volunteers all about turtle conservation.

Turtle Conservation Montserrat aims to bring volunteers to Montserrat to work with the annual visiting turtle population. Volunteers help monitor the turtles and collect eggs to take to the hatchery for incubation. This work is critical for the survival of turtles on Montserrat.

Our Activities

What We Need

Monitoring of visiting turtle population of green, leatherback. loggerhead and hawksbill turtles, plus help with egg collection and releasing hatchlings into the wild. Can assist with outreach to the general public, advising on how to treat turtles when they arrive on beaches so as not to disturb them.

From May to September for nesting turtles and September to December for hatchlings. Peak turtle nesting season is July to August.
4 nights

What We Provide


Accommodation is either in the manager's cottage, depending on numbers, or at the Hot Rock Hostel. Both are located in Friths, close to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory and within walking distances of the beaches where the turtles nest. Transport is provided for the volunteering work. Breakfast and evening meals are included. The cost does not include transport to and from the island.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


Costs, which include accommodation and 2 meals a day, start at US$350 for 4 days.

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Your Contact Person

Carolyne Coleby
Friths, Montserrat, Friths, Montserrat.
88% response rate

Other Information

John Jeffers is highly experienced in turtle conservation, with over 30 years experience, and received an MBE from the Queen in recognition of his work.

Carolyne Coleby is a photographer and environmentalist who has lived in Montserrat since 2004.

What are you waiting for?

We at Turtle Conservation Montserrat would love to hear from you!