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Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) was founded in 1993, to “monitor the impact of development on the regional ecosystems and culture, to report findings and their significance to the public through education, and influence public policy.”

The organization has a Volunteer Program for individuals willing to donate their time and expertise to help this small ecological group meet its goals. Volunteers input data to computer, write, edit, create publications, do systems, as well as other tasks.

Possible Volunteer Programs
Marine Ecosystems Program
Sea turtle program
Water quality program
Sustainable development program
Environmental education
Communication program

Opportunity types

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One month minimum (No maximum)


About $250 USD a month for foreigners and $150 for Mexican citizens. Check their site for the latest prices.

Other ways you can help

Mail a care package with any of their wish-list items or bring them when you come to volunteer. They also run an Adopt a Sea Turtle Program – you choose which price bracket and they send you an adoption letter – the money goes to support the organization.


For more information about volunteering with Centro Ecológico Akumal, visit them online:

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