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Volunteer Overseas

Care & Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday July 7th 2019 - Saturday July 20th 2019
  • Sunday July 21st 2019 - Saturday August 3rd 2019
  • Sunday August 11th 2019 - Saturday August 24th 2019

  • Placement locations: San Cristobal Island
  • Types of placements: Care centres and conservation work with the Galapagos National Park
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old

Volunteers help clean and plant at the nursery

If you're interested in combining working with children, joining a conservation project and living on a breathtaking island, then look no further than this trip! The Galapagos Islands have spectacular scenery and are renowned as being one of the most species rich places on earth. This creates a perfect destination for volunteers who want to travel and experience the wildlife first hand.

Volunteers on this Short-term Special programme split their time between a community care project and work on the conservation project.

On the conservation part of the project you will have the unique opportunity to get involved with a wide range of on-going projects at the Galapagos National Park which may include habitat restoration work, monitoring sea lions, marine iguana and sea bird population surveys, beach clean-ups and environmental awareness workshops in the local community.

You will spend your other week working at one of our care projects that run a summer camp for children in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Education and learning English is vital for the children on the island and therefore you will be involved in running creative educational activities at the care centres.

Living on the Galapagos Islands also provides a great opportunity to speak Spanish with local people if you're interested in improving or picking up some language skills.

A weekend trip to one or two of the neighbouring islands is included for all Short-term Special volunteers. Experience all the beauty this magnificent island has to offer while helping out on a volunteer project.

On arrival, volunteers will be split into groups and therefore the order of your volunteer programme is subject to change.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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