Volunteer in a Day Care Center in Galapagos Islands

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Ecuador: Galapagos Islands


Volunteers are needed to help with the daily tasks such as keeping an eye on the children, play with the children, help with homework, help with laundry, help with meals for the children for example cooking and serving food, feeding smaller children, make games, play games, dance, sing etc. Volunteers are free to work as they wish. Participants will work side by side with the staff in the center to take of the children that at the moment are about 40 at the moment and most of them are from 1 to 5 years old.


Project Location
The Project is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island which is one of the most visited towns in the islands. Most visitors at least pass by here on their way to other Islands or on one of the many cruise ships. Puerto Ayora has several nice beaches that can easily be reached and it's the best place to be for day trips to other islands such as Bartolome, Santa Fe, Floreana and Isabela as well as bay trips or diving trips.

The population on Santa Cruz is about 15.000 but they also have a couple of thousand illegal workers as the tourist industry attracts people from the mainland.

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Monday of the month throughout the year.


Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program. Volunteers need to have an open mind and an interest in working with children. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Basic to intermediate Spanish recommended.

Minimum Education

High School


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 weeks: 750

Program Fees Include:

What are you Paying For?
* 24 hrs Assistance and support from VS Staff
* Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
* Airport Pickup
* Orientation
* Food
* Accommodation
* Travel & Medical Insurance

What's not Included?
* Airfare to Galapagos from Quito
* Visa and Visa extension fee
* Airport taxes
* Galapagos Park Entry Fee
* Local Transportation
* Any personal expenses

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare/children
  • Teaching

Age Range

17 years or older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-8 weeks

Institution Affiliates:

WYSE Work Abroad