Teaching Assistant

Volunteer as Assistant teacher, assist during classes and support homework procedures.

This project takes place on the Galapagos Islands one of the most famous destinations in the world! This project allows you to assist in teaching at schools in this region.

The main priority of the project is to improve the level of English in the islands, so it becomes less isolated from the mainlands. It will also enable the people to communicate with tourists which is a growing industry within the region. With most schools lacking english teachers volunteers are vital to the schools for teaching, this experience will help many people throughout the region, while enjoying the beautiful beaches and exotic animals.

There are three different islands you can choose from where you would like to work San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz and Isabela Island. Each island has there own local school which are very understaffed, even teachers will take up the oppurtunity to raise there english skills from you volunteering. 

This project will enable you to witness first hand how you are helping children develop life skills which they will use forever. These children will see you as a role model so volunteers should bare that in mind while working in the schools.

Suitable for


Typical day

You will be working as an assistant to teachers in an elementary school. Classes usually take place from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm, this means that in most cases you will have the afternoons off. The schools have different amounts of children but there are usually around 100 kids all aged 5 -12 years.

On a typical day you will assist teachers during their classes, help prepare classes, take part and teach children English, while also helping with Math and Computer classes and also play with smaller children during the breaks. 

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level) and English (fluently)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 13:30

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Ecuador? Volunteer World directly connects you with South America Inside

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Free-time activities

There are a range of different activities you can participate in during your free time here, such as a number of different sports, while also hiking around the island taking in the famous views, you can also relax on some of the best beaches in the world.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation home stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

In this project you will stay with a local family situated very close to the facilities, you will live in a private bedroom, but with shared bathrooms and living areas, this is a great way to learn the countrys culture and learn spanish.

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

Yes full board is provided (3 meals per day)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

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. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Ecuador.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Baltra (GPS) in Galapagos Island. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
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