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Work in Conservation of Native Species

2 - 8 semanas  Â·  Idade 18 - 50+

rating  Perfeito 4.6  Â· 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
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  • Unveil the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, one of Earth's most mesmerizing destinations. Immerse yourself in its pristine beauty and unparalleled biodiversity.
  • Be a guardian of this fragile ecosystem. Your hands-on efforts to restore the local habitat will leave an enduring mark, ensuring the Galapagos' natural wonder thrives for generations.
  • Delve into the captivating history of the Galapagos Islands, where each tale and every discovery unveils the secrets of this remarkable archipelago.
  • Forge friendships with fellow volunteers from across the world. Together, you'll share experiences, cultures, and memories that will bond you for life.
  • Develop essential intercultural skills that will not only enrich your own life but also enable you to bridge cultures with grace and understanding.

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 18+

Sobre o programa

​Be more than a tourist on Galapagos Islands and do something more than just taking exciting photos! Be a Volunteer and contribute to the conservation of local nature. 🌿

Be more than a mere tourist who travel to the Galapagos Islands every year only to take some exciting photos! Come to Galapagos to contribute to the conservation of natural habitats in this fragile ecosystem and help protect endemic flora and fauna. By volunteering on the Galapagos Islands, you also ...

Sobre o programa

Be more than a mere tourist who travel to the Galapagos Islands every year only to take some exciting photos! Come to Galapagos to contribute to the conservation of natural habitats in this fragile ecosystem and help protect endemic flora and fauna. By volunteering on the Galapagos Islands, you also get involved in local communities and help with environmental education.

The Placement

This volunteer project in the Galapagos Islands gives you the unique opportunity to spend an extended time on these famous islands.

The Galapagos Islands are home to around 500 native plant species, but over 700 species have been introduced! The island of San Cristobal is located 960 kilometers from the mainland right in the Pacific. The Humboldt, Cromwell and Panama currents cross here, which means that the Galapagos Islands are extremely diverse. In recent decades, the Galapagos Islands have seen a higher birth rate and an increasing number of tourists. This led to a much higher demand for food and other products. Endemic plants had to give way to agriculture and livestock farming. The Galapagos Islands, however, could not produce enough to meet the increasing demand. For this reason, the government had to allow imports from the mainland, which had fatal consequences. With the imports of (fresh) food and agricultural products came non-endemic species such as the blackberry (spreads very quickly) but also many plant pests that threaten the native flora and fauna.

An important part of the volunteer project on the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos is to counter the spread of these species in order to protect the local flora and fauna. The project is pursuing various approaches for this goal

  • Eradicating imported plants
  • Reforestation of endemic plants
  • Promoting a sustainable lifestyle
  • Education of the population
  • Community work (construction work, environmental education, English lessons, etc.)

This volunteer project is your chance to get to know the Galapagos Islands the way normal tourists are not able to see. Help to preserve this unique spot on earth and to fight the problems of mass tourism.

The Location

San Cristobal is one of the two main islands of the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands. The island has an airport and a harbor, as well as a small town and several small villages. The capital of Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is located on the southwestern tip of the island. Near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno there are tourist sites such as Cerro Tijeretas, a breeding colony for frigates, and a statue of Charles Darwin, which marks the original site where he first landed on the Galapagos Islands during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle. 

Also, worth seeing is La Lobería, a colony of sea lions, only about ten minutes by bus from the city. There are also locals who offer boat trips to take visitors to two nearby diving sites. Popular photo motifs on the island are the many sea lions, cliff crabs, seashells, frigate birds, mockingbirds, rays, Bahama ducks, moorhens, Darwin's finches, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and last but not least the famous Galapagos giant tortoises. In the hinterland of San Cristobal, small farms grow fruit, vegetables and even organic coffee. 

The climate is constant throughout the year and averages 25 °C per day. The rainiest months are from January to May; in the remaining months there is very little rain.

What we expect 

  • Be tolerant 

Please do not put prejudices of the foreign culture and other people into your luggage. You do not need that during your stay abroad! On the contrary, tolerance is a very important feature if you want to be successful and have fun while volunteering abroad. Respect the foreign culture, the other habits and the different mentality with great respect. While the other way of working may not always make much sense in your eyes, the goal of volunteering abroad is not to criticize or smile at people for acting and doing, but to work with them for a good cause. 

  • Be adaptable 

On a trip abroad, especially in developing countries, you leave your home comfort zone. It is very important that you are ready to adapt to a different life situation. In Latin America, you certainly will not find the usual standards of home again. Especially volunteer projects in developing countries are often located in very secluded areas in the middle of beautiful nature or you live with a local host family, who belongs to a foreign culture. But that's the exciting thing about volunteering abroad! Immerse yourself in a foreign land, experience culture, traditions and people up close, learn from them, just let go and adapt to the other life circumstances. A unique experience that will mature and grow you as a person!  

  • Team spirit 

In a voluntary work, the team idea is always over self-interest. Working in a team is fun and brings good mood and variety! So, for your volunteer work abroad, you should bring along a great deal of team spirit, because you always work together with other people, be it volunteers from other countries or local project staff. However, when so many foreign and diverse cultures meet, teamwork can become a whole new challenge. Even more important, that you have the ability to communicate in a group, work constructively and fairly and do not want to punch through your will at all costs. 

  • Be helpful and responsible 

For most projects, volunteers who "do a good job" are most appreciated. By participating in a voluntary service abroad, you are consciously choosing to work in another country. You are not on a vacation trip. So, you have choosen to offer your help and valuable time to other people, nature protection or animals welfare. What really matters is your helpfulness! A really very important and unavoidable trait is the sense of responsibility. The volunteer project is counting on your support and your cooperation has been tightly scheduled. A high level of responsibility is the alpha and omega. During your volunteer work in Latin America, you are assigned to certain areas of activity that you must do on your own. Please take your role as a volunteer very seriously and carry out your tasks in the project conscientiously and carefully.

  • Be flexible

Be prepared for the fact that volunteering in Latin America is much different from what you know or are used to at home. The Latin Americans have a completely different order, time and work understanding. Even their logic of approaching certain things may not always make much sense in your eyes. The different language and culture can quickly lead to misunderstandings or communication problems. An important principle for you: always be flexible and spontaneous! You will soon realize that there is a solution for all situations and that you can quickly develop a plan B from a problem. 

  • Be proactive and take initiative 

During your voluntary work abroad, do not expect someone to explain to you in a big way what needs to be done, where and when. Often there is only a brief introduction and then your proactivity and initiative are asked. Get actively involved, offer your help and see where you can best apply your skills and strengths. It is always great when volunteers constructively and friendly affix ideas and suggest their own small projects.

Dia típico

Volunteers on the Galapagos Islands are placed on a Hacienda with eco farming activities that owns 30 hectares of land that is part of the Galapagos National Park. This land must be protected and regularly cleared of non-endemic plants. This is to reverse the negative effects that the introduction ...

Dia típico

Volunteers on the Galapagos Islands are placed on a Hacienda with eco farming activities that owns 30 hectares of land that is part of the Galapagos National Park. This land must be protected and regularly cleared of non-endemic plants. This is to reverse the negative effects that the introduction of non-native plant species had on local flora. The previous volunteers have made a major contribution to current reforestation projects and the results can already be clearly seen. Introduced plants were carefully removed and endemic plants were first grown in the greenhouse and then transplanted outdoors.The volunteers also support various development projects in local communities. Environmental education is very successful here.

The tasks of the volunteers are diverse and mainly have to do with the areas of reforestation, research and community work. Possible works are:

  • Eradication of imported plants (Mora, Guayaba and Superroza)
  • Forestation with native plants
  • Working in the greenhouse and gardens (sowing native plants / planting fruits and vegetables)
  • Supporting the local community (painting schools, cleaning of beaches and parks, etc.)
  • Helping on the Eco Farm
  • Assistance in teaching English, computer skills, sports, etc.

Working in this volunteer project requires physical labor. But you will quickly notice how stress-relieving and good for the soul this can be!

To prevent people from working too hard during the hot midday hours, the working days in this volunteer project start early with a hearty breakfast at 6.30 a.m. When the work ends in the afternoon, the volunteers have time to explore the island, relax in the hammocks, chill out or stroll through the harbor.

​​Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, weather, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Actividades em tempo livre

After a long day of hard work, evenings are quiet and volunteers usually spend them lounging in hammocks, chatting, listening to music, writing or reading. In your free time you can also go swimming, hiking and play sports. It's possible to do diving and snorkeling. The local volunteer coordinators ...

Actividades em tempo livre

After a long day of hard work, evenings are quiet and volunteers usually spend them lounging in hammocks, chatting, listening to music, writing or reading. In your free time you can also go swimming, hiking and play sports. It's possible to do diving and snorkeling. The local volunteer coordinators are always available for assistance and guidance for the volunteer projects and spare time activities. There are times when there are only two or three other volunteers, while on other occasions there are large groups, so be prepared for the variety of people that you will meet and work with.

The Galapagos Islands offer many opportunities for cultural activities and escapes into the nature. You have the possibility to observe the Island's endemic wildlife, animals that do not exist somewhere else! Things you can do include:

  • Sunrise and Sunset Spectacles: Wake up early to witness the magical sunrises, and in the evening, find a serene spot to soak in the vibrant colors of the sunset over the endless horizon. Each sunrise and sunset in the Galapagos is a masterpiece of nature.
  • Beachside Bliss: Spend your leisure hours relaxing on the pristine beaches of the Galapagos. Sink your toes into the powdery sand, take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, or simply bask in the sun's warm embrace.
  • Aquatic Adventures: The marine wonders of the Galapagos are yours to explore. Snorkel in the company of playful sea lions, swim alongside majestic sea turtles, and marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors within the underwater world. Your encounters with marine life will leave you spellbound.
  • Photography Expeditions: Capture the essence of the Galapagos with your camera. The islands provide a wealth of photographic opportunities, from extraordinary wildlife shots to the mesmerizing landscapes. Each snap is a story in itself.
  • Boat Voyages: Embark on captivating boat tours to explore neighboring islands, each with its own unique charm and ecosystem. Keep watch for dolphins gracefully gliding alongside your boat and the majestic presence of whales in the deep blue.
  • Nature Immersion: Guided nature hikes through the islands' diverse landscapes are a chance to connect with nature up close. Explore volcanic formations, traverse lush highlands, and delve into pristine forests. Each step unravels a new facet of the Galapagos.



Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar esloveno (nível intermédio)

Documentos Necessários

CV and volunteer questionnaire

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

There are no special skills requiered but be aware that the work is physically demanding.

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por South America Inside

  • Shared room in Volunteer House
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Airport pick-up in Quito and 1 overnight stay in Quito
  • Introduction meeting in Quito
  • Airport drop off in Quito for flight to the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport pick-up on San Cristobal Island
  • Permission to stay on Galapagos as a volunteer
  • Advice from our experienced staff
  • On-going support via WhatsApp, phone or mail
  • Elaboration of your application profile in Spanish
  • Your placement in the volunteer project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Packing list
  • Country handbook
  • Intercultural guide
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • On-site volunteer coordinator
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Advice on travel insurance
  • Certificate of participation
  • Important, please note:
    • Migration and entrance fee Galapagos Islands approx. 120 USD, to be paid in cash when arriving at Galapagos Islands.
    • The minimum duration is 2 weeks + 1 day. This means 1 day in Quito upon arrival with overnight stay and 2 weeks on the Island.

Recepção no aeroporto em San Cristobal Airport

Before traveling to the island, there is a mandatory orientation session in Quito. So, you need to plan for at least 1 night in Quito. The airport pick-up in Quito and the overnight stay in Quito are part of the program.


Volunteers live in the volunteer house on the farm. It is located in the small farming community of La Soledad at about 11 km from the port. It is at the upper part of San Cristobal Island. The house has a capacity to accommodate 10 people at the same time, 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathrooms and a nice view from the front yard. 

It has internet access only for using whatsapp. We recommend getting a local SIM card with internet data. 

Alimentos e Bebidas

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Volunteers will get three fresh meals per day at the volunteer house made by our coordinator. Vegetarian/Vegan meals can be accommodated. Please advice in adavance!

Acesso à Internet

Bom acesso no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é San Cristobal Airport (SCY) em San Cristobal. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Equador. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Equador proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO


Se pretende ser voluntário em Equador deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Equador. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

Check-in at the project site is always on a Monday. Always full weeks are charged from Monday to Sunday, independent if you stay the 7 days or less. Volunteers need to start the program with an orientation session in Quito with the volunteer coordinator, before heading to the islands. Overnight stay (s) in Quito in a Homestay (single room, half-board) is included. 

Therefore the minimum stay is 2 weeks + 1 day!

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Preços do programa

2 semanas (estadia min.) 1.450€
3 semanas 1.814€
4 semanas 2.178€
5 semanas 2.541€
6 semanas 2.905€
7 semanas 3.269€
8 semanas (estadia máx.) 3.633€
Preços médios 589€/semana

Preços do programa

589€ por semana 2 - 8 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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South America Inside

Perfeito 4.6 rating (72 revisões)

Agência - fundada em 2003

Verificado por Volunteer World

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Línguas faladas: Inglês, esloveno, georgiano

Sobre o projecto

South America Inside promotes intercultural, linguistic and educational exchanges. Its volunteer programs are addressed to students, professionals and retirees.

Conheça seu anfitrião

South America Inside is an intercultural management agency, founded back in 2003, which specializes in the promotion of programs abroad, language travel and educational programs throughout Latin America.

Since 2007, to enrich the experience of our global-minded clients and to provide them with even more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding their program offerings throughout South and Central America.

Working together with some of the best language schools in Latin America, South America Inside provides high quality language courses in almost every Latin American country.

Thanks to a professional team of motivated and friendly staff, South America Inside has been very successful over the past several years and have been able to establish an outstanding network of what we call "Insider Contacts." To enrich the experience of their clients and to provide them with more possibilities, South America Inside has been expanding our program offerings throughout Central and South America, in addition to our well-established Chilean programs.

Volunteer Work

Do you dream of staying abroad while doing something positive? Are you looking for a unique experience that will leave a mark on your life? Then a Volunteer Work program in South America or Central America is perfect for you!

With South America Inside you can combine an adventure abroad with social commitment, and create lasting memories in Latin America. Support the protection of endangered species; help a local community construct new homes; give new hope to impoverished children.

The possibilities to lend a hand are diverse, as there are the many places where help is needed. We have classified our volunteer projects in different areas so you can easily find the one (or more!) projects that best match your needs and interests.

Why with us

There are many persuasive reasons that speak in favor of South America Inside when it comes to selecting your perfect provider of language, study and volunteer travel abroad. Following, we have prepared a short summary so that you can get us to know a little better.

Our Insider benefits at a glance:

  Regional Experience
Over one decade (established in 2003) of dedication to language, work and study travel programs in Latin America. Thanks to our long standing work and life experience in the South American continent, we know this region really well. Therefore, we can help and inform you in a professional and competent way.

  Multifaceted Offers
Over time we have developed new programs to offer a wide array of work abroad opportunities to our clients. We have been pioneers in launching new exchange programs, as we have been the first in offering Work & Travel/Working Holiday and Farm Stays in Chile and successfully introduced these programs into the market back in 2005. Since 2012, we are the only agency to offer this type of program in Costa Rica.

  Insider Advice
Despite living in the modern era of the internet, we know that reliable and competent advice is still an important criterion for most of us. At South America Inside, you will find the benefits of an internet provider and an independent travel agency. We will be glad to pass on our extensive knowledge and regional experience.!

It is difficult to run programs when there is nobody “on the ground” to evaluate existing options and search for new opportunities. So, we are located in Chile, on location, and we know everything that is going on first hand. We know what it is like to live as a foreigner in South America and will be happy to assist you in making your stay unforgettable!

South America Inside is an independent provider of language courses, internships, volunteer work, Farm Stays and Work & Travel programs in Latin America. We neither depend financially nor structurally on any other company, language school, association or organization. Therefore, we are able to give personalized information in accordance to your needs and availability.

•  Multilingual Team

Our team is multilingual and international! We speak fluent English, Spanish and German, as well as some French and Portuguese. With our customers, we can communicate in their native language and we avoid misunderstandings with local partners by communicating in Spanish with them. You can be sure that there will be an English-speaking contact person for you before, during, and after your stay.

  Customer Service
Excellent customer service is one of the most important goals for South America Inside, and this is evident with the positive feedback we regularly receive from our many happy clients. Emails are answered within 48 business hours and every client is treated with the same friendliness and expertise.

  Gapless and Accurate Information flow
With South America Inside you will have one and the same contact person before, during and after your trip. With that said, we guarantee a gapless and accurate information flow and you will always be very well informed.

  Approved Program Places
Many of our program places, especially in the area of internships and volunteer work, are designed in the way that they will be recognized by most universities, colleges or academies.

72 revisões Â· rating4.6

Lara & Saskia rating5

2023 at Work in Conservation of Native Species

Nun sind wir schon eine Woche auf San Cristóbal! Die Insel ist traumhaft, die Menschen sind nett und die Freiwilligenarbeit macht großen Spaß. Eduardo ist auch sehr bemüht uns zur Seite zu stehen und uns zu unterstützen. Er achtet auch sehr darauf, dass es uns nicht zu viel mit der Arbeit ...
Lara Weigert rating4.4

2023 at Work in Conservation of Native Species

Die Arbeit für das Programm "Work in Conservation of Native Species" war sehr spannend und abwechslungsreich. Meine Freundin und ich haben 3 Wochen auf San Cristóbal verbracht und bei diesem Projekt mitgearbeitet. Vormittags wurde zum Beispiel Plastik am Strand eingesammelt, Pflanzen wie Kaffee ...
Michelle Welch rating2.8

2023 at Work in Conservation of Native Species

THIS IS A FARM-HAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM which has little to do with conservation/environmental stewardship. It is run in a lovely location on the island by lovely people, so I don’t understand why it isn’t marketed for what it is - a farm-hand volunteer, as I’m sure there will be people looking ...
Florian Grulich rating5

2022 at Work in Conservation of Native Species

Ich war im April 2022 4 Wochen im Nature Consevation project auf der Galapagosinsel San Christobal. Kurz gesagt hat alles gut geklappt und ich hatte eine unvergessliche Erfahrung. Zur Organisation: Die Projektvermittlung klappte schnell, kurzfristig, unkompliziert und problemlos. Auch die ...
Alina H. rating5

2023 at Assistant in Childcare

Ich heiße Alina und bin 20 Jahre alt. Ich studiere im 3. Jahr Medizin und da ich sehr gerne mit Babys und Kindern arbeite, hatte ich mich dazu entschlossen ein Monat Freiwilligenarbeit in Guatemala in dem Kinderprojekt zu machen. Dort werden Babys und Kinder versorgt, die an chronischer ...
Susan Lund rating4.8

2023 at Teach in an Elementary School

This was a wonderful experience! And I had enough time to do other things in Costa Rica as well. Everything was well coordinated. My ride was waiting for me late in the evening when I arrived, and I had an overview with one of the supervisors the next day. Basically it was a before and after school ...


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