The Conservation Programme is offered as an internship for those wishing to gain experience and credit for a college or university course, through mentorship and self-evaluation. Please indicate if you would like to intern with us.
We do not pass on your private information to any other person or organisation not directly associated with SEED Madagascar management. We may refer to the SEED Madagascar team doctor for a confidential medical opinion.
We may also use this information to contact your friends and/or family in an emergency. By completing this form you are giving us your permission to use the information that you provide for the purposes mentioned above.
The 10 week programme runs 4 times a year. Please refer to the website for module dates and durations and then select below
Please note we will request you to undertake a DBS Criminal Background Check if accepted onto the Conservation Programme. For British citizens we will process either a Basic or Enhanced check depending on the volunteer programme, and for volunteers of other nationalities we will request they independently carry out a police check of the equivalent level.
Malaria is a serious problem in Madagascar and in some cases it can be life-threatening. The villages where SEED Madagascar work are pathogen-rich environments and there is potential to contract various illnesses when working in them. These villages are isolated and it may take up to 24 hours before you can receive medical attention. The regional hospital in Fort Dauphin is basic and if more complicated treatments are required it will be necessary to be evacuated. We recommend you consider these facts when deciding which immunisations to undertake or medication to bring.
By confirming my place on the Conservation Programme, I agree to follow health protection advice that I have gained from a qualified travel health professional. This will include a vaccination programme and a malarial prophylaxis regime:
The malarial prophylaxis I will take will comply with World Health Organisation guidelines. I understand that alternative or homeopathic prophylaxis regimes are unacceptable whilst I am working with SEED Madagascar in Madagascar. N.B. It is SEED Madagascar’s experience that over 40% of volunteers who choose to take Doxycycline suffer unacceptable sun-sensitivity which affects their ability to work.
All volunteers must be vaccinated against Tetanus to participate in the Conservation Programme. We also advise you to be vaccinated against Typhoid, Meningitis, Hepatitis A & B, Rabies and Polio but up to date professional advice must be sought.
Ensure that you disclose all health and medical information to your insurer to enable the correct cover to be provided for you. It is your responsibility to inform your insurance company of any pre-existing medical conditions or your insurance may be invalid.