La Tortuga Viva (LTV), locally known as �Association Civil Campamento Tortuguero Playa Icacos,� is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to repopulating threatened sea turtle species nesting on Playa Icacos. Since our beginning in 2010, we have released over 500,000 baby sea turtles through the leadership and participation of members of the local community of Juluchuca, Guerrero, to relocate vulnerable nests into our Sanctuary for incubation and, ultimately, release the hatchlings into the ocean. Our community conservation program includes environmental education, sustainable ecotourism and local and international volunteer options to support and complement our direct conservation work.
Volunteers & Interns
Volunteers are essential to our organization and La Tortuga Viva is always looking for motivated and skillful candidates for the positions of :
Sanctuary Assistant (on-site)
starting from mid-May 2022
Remote Conservation Intern (on-line) on social, media and communication, grant writing and fundraising.
starting from January/February 2022
All positions are unpaid. We do not charge any fee to volunteer with us. We do not provide insurance, transportation to and from Mexico, or cover other personal expenses. Volunteers are welcome to fundraise for their position. For on-site volunteers, accommodations and 2 meals per day are provided (note: cost of living outside position's benefits run 100-200 USD per month).
All positions are eligible for internships and placements that offer educational credits for students and researchers who want to collaborate with us. All fields of study are welcome, though students on biological, environmental & social, tourism, communication and marketing paths are well applied.
Volunteer roles depend on availability, location, experience, and fulfillment of basic requirements:
Long term commitment: minimum 5-6 months for volunteering on-site
Fluency in English and Spanish
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
For more details, questions, and to appli, email:
To apply send in the email:
Fluency/level of Spanish and English
availability period: from *Month* to *Month* (Example: I can be available for volunteering from beginning of December 2020 to end of June 2021)