Coastal Habitat Restoration, Cuba

Role Overview

The Coastal Habitat Restoration Volunteer will support a recently started local habitat restoration initiative that focuses on beaches important for nesting sea turtles. Volunteers will remove invasive plant species, plant native species, analyze coastal plant community, and remove trash from the beaches near Cocodrilo. The duties of this position supplement the Sea Turtle Monitor Position


6 hours every day: 7am-1pm


  • Intermediate level of Spanish

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

  • Physically able to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure

  • Physical ability to walk long distances on the beach

  • Ability to independently collect and register data


We encourage all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. Minimum stay is 1 week. We encourage longer commitments by discounting each additional week stayed. Maximum stay is 1 month. 


Accommodation is provided at Villa Arrecife, our volunteer house and dive center. The
house has two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and back patio and is located only a
short walk away from the ocean and town center. You will share the house only with
other volunteers. A private chef comes daily to the house to cook all meals—for many
volunteers this is the best food in all of Cuba! There is no internet in Cocodrilo, which
will allow you to completely disconnect and truly immerse yourself in the Cuban culture.


The program fee is $750 for one week, $1350 for two weeks, $1850 for three weeks,
and $2250 for four weeks. The fee is necessary to provide food, housing, and transport
and provide upkeep of the facilities. All costs are covered except airfare and personal
expenses. 100% of any funds that exceed your costs of living will go towards the Manos
para Cuba program. Discounts are available for partners and families.

Please contact to learn more!