Field Leaders, ARCHELON – Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Amvrakikos bay and Preveza, Western Greece

Job Title: Field Leaders

Organization: ARCHELON – Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Type of opportunity: ARCHELON, a nonprofit conservation organization active since 1983, runs a number of volunteer projects for the protection of sea turtles and their habitats in Greece every year. More than 500 international volunteers per year participate in our projects, including about 25 field leaders. Every year we are entering in internship agreements with 70 Universities and other educational establishments from all over the world.


  • Monitoring of nesting activity, nest and hatchling protection, public awareness, fundraising, living in a campsite and maintaining common living spaces with an international team of volunteers.
  • Daily transects with the boat where turtles are captured, measured and released within a few minutes, living in shared rooms and maintaining common spaces with a small team of volunteers. These tasks are combine

The role of field leaders is to ensure the proper on-site implementation of sea turtle monitoring actions (Monitoring Leaders), public awareness actions (Public Awareness Leaders) and the good state of ARCHELON’s Field Stations (Camp and Volunteer Leaders).

Desired qualifications:

Start and end dates: From May to mid-October. These sites together host about 50% of the nests of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) in the whole Mediterranean.

Link to more information:

How to apply: Information on our projects and instructions on how to apply for a field leader role can be found on our website, Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions or proposals you may have. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this matter.

Application deadline: November 30, 2019