Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Nakawe Project.

Our significant achievements are based on the hard work and enthusiasm of our dedicated Team and volunteers. As a NGO, we depend on volunteer support and couldn’t achieve so much without it. We’re always looking for passionate, committed and talented people to help with all the everyday tasks of running an organization like NAKAWE PROJECT.



We would love assistance volunteer with experience in biology /education/ graphic designer/ translations / laws /social media/ audiovisual / underwater photographers / grants writing and fundraising/ campaign leaders / marketing & advertising skills

—> Please email us at info@nakaweproject.org if this is you!


If you’re looking for your first experience working in conservation, thinking about taking a career break or simply want to help us, then this is the opportunity for you!

Tora Carey is a research conservation project on the pristine beaches of Costa Rica. As a volunteer, your primary role will be to ensure that turtles can nest safely. You’ll be patrolling the beaches at night with other rangers, and during patrols you’ll also assist with important fieldwork such as tagging and measuring turtles, and nest relocation and excavation. PROGRAM  HERE

There are a number of ways you can get involved with NAKAWE PROJECT and help us to protect the oceans.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who are excited about being part of our NAKAWE WARRIOR TEAM










How can I volunteer?

Office work, research, report writing and other administrative tasks, data entry and helping us with mail outs.

Outreach Events:

NAKAWE attends many outreach events and exhibitions, if you’re over 18 and would like to help out it would be much appreciated. Take a look at the upcoming events in the events section and contact us. Alternatively if you’re interested in hosting your own event contact us with your ideas and we’ll send you some NAKAWE EDUCATION materials.

Helping with running stalls, community education, campaigning and petitioning.

We’re always looking for passionate, committed and talented people to help with all the everyday tasks of running an organisation like NAKAWE. If you’d like to see the inside workings of NAKAWE and want to contribute to protecting our sharks and oceans, then volunteering could be for you!

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From home

  • Online petitioning, letter writing and research projects, social media, connecting with people in your community.
  • Report a problem.
  • In recent decades several species of sharks and rays around have been drastically reduced in numbers in some areas.
  • The identification of these critical areas will allow NAKAWE to spread and propose conservation actions. You can help by informing us, using our site, about relevant situations. We would also like if you can provide any videos or images.
  • Poaching incidents ― If you see illegal fishing report it.
  • Marine pollution ― To report an oil spill, oiled wildlife or other marine environmental emergency.
  • Tell us about your opinions, or also experiences with sharks.
  • Pictures are always welcome and we will publish your articles on our website.


Why volunteer?

  • Here are just a few reasons why you may like to volunteer with us:
  • Educate yourself
  • Refine your administration and office skills
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation
  • Gain exposure to fundraising and supporter management
  • Meet interesting and like-minded people
  • Apply your skills helping to protect our oceans and raising awareness for our campaigns.

How to apply?

Online, write a paragraph outlining why you are interested in volunteering with NAKAWE and send it through to communications@nakaweproject.org

Any other suggestions you may have about contributing to Nakawe would be very welcome.

Who can volunteer?

Individuals over 18 years, anyone with a passion for sharks or marine conservation. Everyone talented are encouraged to apply.