Welcome To Madagascar Volunteer
Join one our Madagascar Volunteer Programs and turn your gap year travel into an adventure. Our projects include forest conservation, marine conservation and teaching English.
The Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute (MRCI) is a Government approved institute undertaking environmental research, community development and education.
Turtle Cove, our research centre is the heart of MRCI and the base for all our programs. We are located on Nosy Komba, also known as ‘Lemur Island’, adjacent to a pristine white beach and clear blue waters allowing volunteers easy access to swimming and snorkelling on our home reef.
Directly opposite us, on the Island of Nosy Be, we have the world famous Lokobe Forest Reserve and the base of CNRO (Centre National de Recherchés Océanographiques), with whom we partner on marine research and education.
Our programs range from marine and forest conservation to environmental education, teaching English and construction in remote villages.
We aim to actively contribute to the conservation of the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar both in and out of the water through long term monitoring and species specific projects in collaboration with a range of international partners.