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Social Projects in the Galapagos

Programs aim to increase gender equality and environmental awar

The project

This program work to improve the environmental and social situation for the Galapagos population, they have some focused project in different areas like:

Agriculture, help on a local farm, learn local techniques for sustainable tropical agriculture, and help provide the population with fresh local organic products, reduce invasive species and carbon footprint and increase food sovereignty.

Ecotourism, work with the Galapagos National Park in tasks related
to the management of nearby visitor sites, such as creating English language visitor information and educational material, monitor visitor sites and run satisfaction questionnaires, as well as generate statistical databases from your surveys. The information collected will be crucial for the wildlife preservation and sustainable eco-tourism.

 

 

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 1 to 6 months durations available.

 

Costs

2 weeks – $1460
1 month – $1930
2 months – $2870
3 months – $3810
Each extra week  – $235

Location details

Accomodation is at the volunteer house.  2 meals are included: breakfast and lunch.

Requirements

Basic Spanish, must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Schedule

Depending on the activity the participant choose the working hours will vary a few, but basically the day schedule will be like this:

Monday to Friday

08:00 to 17:00 work at the chosen project and the designed tasks

12:30 to 13:30 Lunch and resting time

 

Role of the volunteer

Volunteer will be assisting in the required areas and tasks of each project. On the agriculture program they will help on a local farm, learn local techniques for sustainable tropical agriculture. On the ecotourism program participants will support in all the areas the community need them, like creating content or material for the tourists to learn and understand about the country and animals.

 

Skills required

No special experience is required. However, the number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help.

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)
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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50
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Aiport pick-up/ drop-off

Ecua Explora staff ready to transport you
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Support 24 hours

On the ground Ecua Explora staff available
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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $70 for day excursion upon arrival.
Add $50 per week for 6h Spanish classes if in Quito.

Flight from Quito to GPS: 550 usd approx.
GPS entrance fee: 100 usd
GPS INGALA transit card: 10 usd
Transfer in/out GPS airport (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno) to the project: 20 usd per way.

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