Focus: Community, Conservation and Education.
Formerly known as Azafady UK, SEED Madagascar (Sustainable Environment, Education & Development in Madagascar) is an award-winning British registered charity (number 1079121) founded in 2000.
Operating in the south-east of Madagascar, we manage a wide range of sustainable development and conservation projects within the town of Fort Dauphin, as well as with numerous rural communities across the Anosy region. Alongside this, we aim to raise global awareness of Madagascar’s unique needs and build constructive partnerships to aid development. We can proudly state that 92% of all donations go directly to support our charitable aims and we constantly work to ensure that our administrative costs are kept as low as possible.
SEED Madagascar is dedicated to providing locally developed initiatives based on the expressed needs of our partner communities. Our approach is based on partnership, co-management and skill-sharing by individuals, communities and local organisations. The programmes that result from this approach will lead to lasting change, alleviating poverty and supporting environmental conservation for some of the world's most vulnerable people in threatened and irreplaceable environments.
Costs & Benefits
Madagascar has a number of unique and challenging volunteer placements in Madagascar. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital conservation work, we can offer you an unforgettable experience.
Whichever programme you choose you will be benefiting from SEED Madagascar's extensive experience in Madagascar with each scheme led by an award-winning team of project coordinators. No particular skills are required to volunteer short-term with us and training is given locally, but if you do have particular experience in areas relevant to your programme, all the better!
Volunteering with us could help you choose a new direction in life or develop a career path you may already be on. It might be both a personal highlight and a practical stepping stone in a gap year or, for anyone at any time, a great way to go abroad for much more than just a holiday.
Volunteers work on two core modules; Lemur & Biodiversity Research, which involves the collection of data on lemurs, reptiles & amphibians, and Community Conservation, which includes environmental education and tree-planting
Minimum donation of GBP £795 for first 2-week module, £600 for second 2-weeks, and £400 for all further modules.
Fees include food and accommodation.
No special skills needed but enthusiasm, sensitivity and the ability to 'rough it' are a must. Practical, theoretical and research experience welcome. Volunteers aged between 18 and 55 years old, volunteers over the age of 55 will need doctor's agreement.
Studio 7, 1a Beethoven Street,
London W10 4LG UK
Tel :++44 (20) 8960 6629
Location:Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
Average cost per day:£30 (based on a 3 month stay)
Focus: Community, Conservation and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be 18 years old to 55 years old