KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
VOLUNTEER VS INTERN
For more information on our program, research, your tasks and experience please download the program guide.
WHY ARE YOU PAYING TO VOLUNTEER?
Like most other volunteering programs out there, our organization is 100% reliant on external contributions to finance our ongoing research and conservation efforts. Your fees will support our operational costs for boats, transportation, shark tags, lab equipment, housing, and more. From the smallest light bulb to the biggest shark tank we couldn’t run our activities without you, so this is as good time as any to say: thank you!
SCIENCE HANDS ON
As a small team, we work hard to ensure you get the most out of your experience at the Shark Academy. You will spend days at sea, assist with shark tagging and deploy baited remote underwater video (BRUV) systems. You will help with ecological surveys, run focal surveys on Great White Sharks, contribute to database management and data analysis, participate in lectures, workshops, and so much more.
Have a look at the summary of different activities you may participate in during your time. These are embedded in a flexible weekly schedule, which is very much weather-dependent and changes often.
PEEK INTO THE LIFE OF A SHARK SCIENTIST
Have a look at how our volunteers and interns perceived their experience with the Shark Academy here in Hermanus, South Africa.