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Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands

Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands

Volunteer in the Galapagos Islands with International Volunteer HQ on a unique range of volunteer abroad projects. This program is an eco volunteers dream, with options to volunteer in Giant Tortoise Conservation, Environmental Conservation, Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring, Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Marketing & Social Media, and Teaching English. Galapagos volunteers are based in Puerto Villamil, on the southeastern edge of Isabela Island. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 131,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in the Galapagos Islands.

Highlights:
  • 6 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from £1218 for 2 weeks
  • Includes orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house or homestay with a local family

  • Volunteer program is based in Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from £1218
Volunteer from 2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in Puerto Villamil
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Discover wondrous wildlife

Volunteer opportunities in the Galapagos Islands

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Isabela Island
  • Volunteers aged 18+

This is a unique project that enables volunteers to gain digital marketing and social media experience within the conservation field. You'll help raise awareness of the sustainable development activities taking place in the Galapagos National Park, while contributing towards the protection of this incredible place.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Isabela Island
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help to conserve one of the world's most biodiverse National Parks! Help protect the Galapagos Island's unique and fragile ecosystems through a variety of conservation, sustainable tourism, and community development initiatives.

Protects animals

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Isabela Island
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help conserve the famous and sadly endangered Galapagos Giant Tortoise. You'll care for these magnificent creatures at a breeding center in the Galapagos National Park and raise awareness of important conservation activities that helps protect these tortoises in the Galapagos.

Protects animals

4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Isabela Island
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help conserve endangered sea turtles in the Galapagos National Park. Support nesting and hatching activities by collecting data, patrolling beaches, monitoring nests, identifying species, and more! This project is only available from January to the end of May.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in the Tomás de Berlanga highlands
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Learn local agriculture techniques and work towards a more sustainable future for the Galapagos Islands and its inhabitants. You'll be based in the lush tropical highlands of Isabela Island.

Increases access to education

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £1218

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based on Isabela Island
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help local people improve their English language skills by teaching in the Galapagos Islands. In a place that relies heavily on tourism, you’ll be helping local children progress at school and supporting local adults to secure long term employment.

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