Expedition dates & costs 2024

We are proud to be restarting our volunteer programme. Find out some of the key details here.

Resumption of volunteer expeditions

It has been a long time coming, but we are very pleased to finally announce that we are restarting our volunteer operations in the Philippines.

As challenging as they have been, the last two years have also proved to be an exciting time with the establishment of a new operational site on the provincial island of Biliran.

However, please note, at this time we are only able to accept NON-DIVING volunteers on our site on Malapascua. We are working hard to restart diving as soon as possible but it does present additional logistical challenges.

For those who wish to dive, there will still be opportunities to do so in your own time with any of the dive centres found on the island.

What will I do on an expedition?

Expedition Dates

2024 Expedition Dates

6th July

3rd August

7th  September

5th October

2nd November

7th December

Expedition Costs








  • Prices quoted above are for NON-diving expeditions.
  • Stays for longer than 12 weeks are possible. Please contact us to discuss this in more detail.
  • In some cases it is possible for us to accommodate stays that lie between 4,8,or 12 weeks (e.g. 6, 10 etc). Just let us know the number of weeks you have in mind on your Online Application Form or when you gave a call with us.

What is included?

  • Most of all, the chance to work alongside our dedicated on-site Filipino team, as part of a ‘grass-roots’ marine conservation organisation.
  • Any applicable pre-departure materials and support
  • Home-stay accommodation in a local community household (individual accommodation in bungalow/resort is possible at extra cost)
  • Breakfast & Lunch each day, unlimited water, tea, coffee. Excludes any days off.
  • Comprehensive in-country logistical support
  • Full support and guidance (from our locally employed team) as you work closely with the local community on a variety of on going initiatives.
  • Your own People and the Sea t-shirt!

What is not included?

  • Return travel costs to the island of Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines
  • Personal emergency medical and dive insurance (mandatory)
  • Any required Philippines VISA costs (only applicable if you intend to join us for more than one month)
  • Membership fee to join our charity/association (15 Euros)

Why join People and the Sea for an expedition?