Region: Galápagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 60 islands located more less across the Ecuador line in the Pacific Ocean, at 1000 km from the coast of Ecuador. The biggest one are: Isabela (4,3 thousand square km), Santa Cruz, Fernandina, San Salvador, San Cristobal, Santa Maria (also called Floreana), Espanola, Pinta, Marchena, Genovesa, Santa Fe, Wenman and Pinzon.
The islands made Charles Darwin famous, as when he arrived there in 1835, and through observation of flora and fauna managed to answer a fundamental question: which is the origin of species?
The greatest mystery and charm of the islands: animals that have never experienced fear of manhood. You can find: blue and red footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, iguanas, cormorants, penguins, sharks, stingray, dolphins, albatross, pelicans, woodpeckers, finches and of course turtles – 19 species of endemic turtles live there, from which the giant turtle is the most famous one.
Volunteering in the local school
The prefect volunteer for this Project:
- Speak spanish, intermédiate level
Duration of the Project
- long term volunteering: 6 to 12 months
- short term volunteering: 1 week to 3 months
Availability of the Project
12 months per year
Monday until Saturday
- Pick up at the airport,
- Transfer to the accommodation place,
- Feeding and accommodation,
- Orientation and support, before, during and after the volunteering,
- Spanish lessons.
Activities for Volunteers
- Work in the local school,
- Organic farm