Tenerife is the largest of the seven stunning Canary Islands, which form this Atlantic Ocean archipelago. From the golden sandy beaches in the south to the dramatic lunar landscape of Mount Teide National Park and everything in between, Tenerife is a must see.
The Canary Islands are part of a community of Island chains situated in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Along with Madeira, Cape Verde, the Azores and the Savage Islands, the Canaries are known as Macaronesia which literally translates as ‘Islands of the Fortunate’. The Canary Islands certainly are fortunate as they boast over 1700 species of plants and an assortment of animal, insect and marine life! Out of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is the most biologically diverse due to its extraordinary climate and landscape.
This little Island is home to two world heritage sites, one national park, the world’s third largest volcano and 42 natural protected spaces making it jam packed with places to explore. The enormous variety of activities and sites such as the medieval castle, unspoilt villages and fantastic diving will make your time in Tenerife a truly unique experience.
Your journalism placement will give you the opportunity to work as a field journalist, integrating yourself with day-to-day activities and reporting or documenting the work and social activities of volunteers at the location.
You may undertake this placement from a variety of perspectives, depending on your skills and experience. These include:
Article Production (written and online journalism)
Blogging or Vlogging
You will gain experience of reporting and content production in a remote location, and this placement is a perfect entry into the world of travel journalism.
Acceptance for this placement is dependent on submission of an up-to-date CV/resume detailing relevant experience and/or qualifications.
• Explore incredible Tenerife
• Gain valuable professional travel journalism experience and references
• Create unforgettable memories and make lifelong friends
• CV required
• Relevant academic qualifications required
• Proof of work experience
• Minimum 2 month placement
• Laptop and/or camera/video camera that you are able to take to the project
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Visual surveys on board whale watching boats.
Take part in coastal expeditions in search of dolphins.
Maintenance of cetacean identification catalogue. Identification of marine fauna.
Raise public awareness of conservation issues in the Tenerife whale watching community.
Matching of sighted whales and dolphins with cetacean catalogue.
Airport pick up available (extra cost applies)
Before you go
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training (extra cost applies)
Two meals a day during weekdays
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup
Airport transfer available (extra cost applies)
A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.