General information & Requirements

EKAD welcomes you to its volunteering projects!

Our volunteer program is carried out in Belek and Kızılot Nesting Beaches. Belek is one of the largest known sea turtle nesting areas in the Mediterranean (2nd largest, according to Canbolat, 2004) and Kızılot Nesting Beach is another promising nesting beach according to 2021 results.

In those projects, we have many goals such as monitoring sea turtle populations, determining and minimising the negative impacts on nests and hatchlings, educating both the local people and the tourists about sea turtles, raising awareness about the conservation efforts, and encouraging contributions to these efforts. We need volunteers to assist us in achieving all these goals.

You can help us on monitoring nesting beaches, help locate the nests and protect them, and help the baby sea turtles reach to sea.

We are inviting enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our volunteer projects running through summers. Read on and check out requirements, projects, and our policies.

Are you ready to volunteer and become a part of our team? We are waiting to meet our new team mates!

Volunteer Program Introductory Booklet

Important to know:

1. English is the language used in all the projects

2. Anyone over 18 years of age can participate, subject to requirements

3. Volunteer participation fees cover accommodation costs, administration, some transfers (described in participation fees) and training costs

4. There are cancellation and change of date policies applied

5. Internships for many academic fields can be arranged for all projects

6. Short term volunteering opportunities are in place

7. There is a policy applied in relation to personal data protection

8. We will respond to your application within 15 days


Belek Project:

Belek Sea Turtle Monitoring and Conservation Project in Antalya / Belek. You can join our Belek Project which is running over 20 years and help monitoring and conservation of the nests and become a part of our team.

Duration: From June 1st to 21st of September

Participation fee: from 340 € (accommodation and transfers from and to the airport on your arrival and leave and also to the field works included)

Kızılot Project

Kızılot Sea Turtle Monitoring and Conservation Project in Antalya / Manavgat. You can join our Kızılot Project and help monitoring and conservation of the nests and become a part of our team.

Duration: From June 1st to 21st of September

Participation fee: from 340 € (accommodation and transfers from and to the airport on your arrival and leave and also to the field works included)