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Ecuador Galapagos Islands Environmental in San Cristobal

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 9-12 Week, 5-8 Week


Open Year round, Customized Travel dates


You should be:
PROACTIVE - Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT - Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE - Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE - Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL - Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY - In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT - The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

1695 - 1995

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Reforestation
  • Tree Planting

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

12-24 hours