Volunteer in Marine Conservation Philippines

Volunteer in Marine Conservation

Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure – too much garbage and litter, especially plastic is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. Only 0,1 percent of the seas are covered by coral reefs, yet these fragile reefs are home to an astounding 25% of all marine species. Situated in the middle of the coral triangle, the Philippines is the centre of the centre of biodiversity. With 7000 islands it has a collective stretch of shoreline longer than any other nation in the World. This means that these islands have more coastal reefs than anywhere else in the world, making it the frontline of the fight for preservation of our underwater world.

We are Marine Conservation Philippines, a non-profit organisation based in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Through marine research, education, local outreach and direct conservation efforts we fight to change the current situation before it is too late. We dream of a future and of a sea where our kids and their kids can still see grazing sea-turtles and sharks and where coastal communities have adequate fish-stocks for the next generations.

We welcome your help. Join us as a volunteer, learn scientific diving and study marine biology, help us campaign and meet likeminded people from all over the world.

I want to help

The seas are important! I'd like to join you and help out!

  • Volunteer

Volunteer with us and learn scuba diving, get involved in community projects, aid research, meet lifelong friends.

Six volunteers on a green grass field
Read more about volunteering
  • Help

Help protect and restore reefs. Conduct biodiversity field studies, help educate fishermen and school children, work to promote sustainable eco-tourism.
  • Create artificial reefs
  • Restore mangroves
  • Monitor marine habitats
  • Establish MPAs and sanctuaries
  • Help educate and campaign
  • Dive

All dive training activities is conducted in accordance with strict safety regulations by experienced instructors.

Four happy divers on the beach
Read about our diving program
  • Go

We are fully operational and accepting volunteers for 2017 and 2018. Read more about volunteering with MCP or sign up. Please consider following our progress on Facebook or Twitter.