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The Galapagos, an archipelago of volcanic islands that are known for their unique wildlife studied by Charles Darwin. The findings Darwin collected on his world journey in 1835 contributed to the evolution theory and the concept of natural selection. Today the Galapagos are still a mesmerising place full of vibrant colours, old stories and traditions, nature and animals you won't see elsewhere. As a volunteer, you will live on the Galapagos islands, pass seals sleeping on park benches on your way to work and sunbathe side by side with them in the afternoon. This isn’t your everyday experience. What more do you want? Let's go!
Conserving Nature Treasures
Our nature conservation project on the Galapagos is located in the beautiful highlands of San Cristobal Island where the views are breath taking. This sustainable project works closely together with the Galapagos National Park authorities and local schools. As a volunteer you will spend your mornings helping to clear national park land of invasive species and restoring the habitat of the native Galapagos Tortoise. In the afternoon you’re free to explore!
Volunteer work with children
Everyone thinks of animals when they think of the Galapagos but there are 26,000 people spread across the islands. If you are interested in working with the local community, then volunteering at the state school on San Cristobal Island is a good opportunity. The school educates over 550 children between 6 and 15 years old. Over the years the school has formed teams in soccer, table tennis, basketball and chess.
You will be working in the mornings or afternoons, depending on whether you teach primary or secondary school kids. As a volunteer you will be assisting in English or sports classes - Expect a lot of enthusiastic kids!
All our volunteer projects on the Galapagos Islands included the following:
- Accommodation upon arrival in Quito, Ecuador
- Accommodation on the Galapagos Islands
- Flights between Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
- Transport from and to the volunteer projects
- A unique volunteering experience!
Paradise in the Pacific Ocean
When joining one of the volunteer projects on the Galapagos, you will also have free time to explore the islands. And trust us, there is a lot to see! You will be overwhelmed by the amount of exotic animals you will encounter: marine iguanas – the only swimming lizards in the world, ancient turtles, huge red crabs and the world famous Blue Footed Boobies. For nature and animals lovers, this is the right place to be!
Make sure to visit Floreana, a remote and unique island in the Galapagos archipelago. Here you can make cool hikes in underground lava tunnels (!), go diving or snorkelling, do bird watching and spot giant turtles from up close. To learn more about the live of turtles on the islands, visit the local turtle sanctuary.
A visit to Floreana’s post office is also a must. Leave an addressed, unstamped postcard in a barrel at the post office, in the hope that another traveller will pick it up and hand deliver it – It’s an ancient mariner tradition that’s been working for more than 200 years!
Volunteer projects on the Galapagos
Interested in becoming a volunteer on the Galapagos Islands? You can volunteer as a teaching assistant, sports teaching assistant or work with nature conservation! All these projects included flights from Quito, Ecuador to the Galapagos and back. So don't wait any longer, a new travel adventure is waiting for you!