Ecological Ambassador

In this project, volunteers will help in area of conservation of endemic plants and animals of the Galapagos islands.

ECOLOGICAL PROJECT IN SABELA ( GALAPAGOS ISLANDS)

BACKGROUND:

Isabela Island is the largest island from Galápagos. Isabela is rich in flora and fauna, Isabela’s marine and animal life is beyond compare, it has unique species and is the home of an important amount of wild tortoises, other noted species include penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans, Galapagos Land Iguanas , Galápagos Hawks, Galápagos Doves and very interesting lowland vegetation. The west coast of Isabela in the Bolivar Channel is the best place in Galapagos for viewing whales and dolphin.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

Volunteers can help into the area of plants conservation in the greenhouse, and also, volunteers can help in the area of the turtles, this is an ecolodge which helps to the National Park in that way, they help to the National Park in their conservation efforts

VOLUNTARY WORK OR ACTIVITIES

The volunteers who participate in this project will experience the daily life with the nature. They will support the work of the island inhabits while they help in the conservation of endemic plants and animals. This will make of their Galápagos experience something unique.

Some of the activities that volunteers will carry out are the following: 

  • To help by feeding the turtles
  • To help by cleansing the area where they live
  • To help into the area of agriculture
  • To help in the eradication of the species that have been introduced by men (plants and animals)
  • To help by seeding native plants from Galápagos
  • To help by taking care of the native plants from Galápagos

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
16 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Required Documents
CV
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 01:00

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Free-time activities

Volunteers can practice water sports. For example, in "Las Tintoreras", the volunteers can practice snorkeling. Volunteers can also practice hiking in "Sierra negra" which is a large shield volcano at the South eastern end of the island. In Isabela, volunteers can visit the Urbina Bay, "Los Tuneles", "Concha de perla", and other turistic places. If a volunteer wants, he /she can also travel to the other Galapagos islands and visit places such as the beach at Tortuga Bay ( in Santa Cruz) , the Kicker Rock (in San Cristobal) ,and Las Loberias ( in San Cristobal )

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Sports

Services

What's included?
Coordination of the volunteer work
Aiport tickets from Quito-Baltra- Quito
Transfer from the aiport in Quito to the host house the day of your arrival
Accomodation and feeding during two nights in Quito
Transfer from the host house in Quito to the aiport
Accomodation in Isabela
Food ( 3 meals per day are included)
Transfer from the aiport in Quito to the host family in Quito
Accomodation and feeding during one in Quito
Transfer out
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

When a volunteer arrives to the aiport in Quito, he / she will be picked up by a person of the Organization ( Laura Córdova or someone in charge) . It will take 45 minutes from the aiport to the host house, but it depends on the traffic.

Accommodation

single or double room , shared bathroom

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

three meals per day are included, vegetarian food avaible

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1990
5 weeks
$2215
6 weeks
$2440
7 weeks
$2665
8 weeks
$2890
9 weeks
$3115
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3790

You can volunteer at the project site in Isabela Island/Ecuador between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. New Horizons Ecuador will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$407/week
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with New Horizons Ecuador during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Baltra (GPS) in Galapagos Island. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
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Avenida Seis de Diciembre, Avenida Colón, 170523 Isabela Island, Ecuador