101-A, SuperMart II DLF Phase IV Gurgaon, Delhi NCR 122002 India
Ecuador: Galapagos Islands
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 3-6 months (includes high school academic semester abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
Volunteers can begin their project placement on any Monday of the month throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
2 weeks: 750
What are you Paying For?
* 24 hrs Assistance and support from VS Staff
* Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
* Airport Pickup
* 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
17 years or older
Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups
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Very well organized. Jenny helped me all the time to with projects for the kids. Always answered any questions i had. Working with kids was very rewarding, overall the volunteer project was an awes...More
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