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Volunteer with Children on Galapagos

Help children on the beautiful Galapagos Islands! Assist teachers with everyday activities and make a positive difference in the life of a child!

The Project

This project allows you to spend a few weeks on Galapagos Islands while volunteering at a day care center. The child care program that this project works through was set up to care for children whose parents are unable to care for them during the day due to work commitments. Oftentimes, parents in Ecuador are forced to work very long hours and still struggle to provide for the basic needs of their family. This project ensures that the children are cared for in a safe environment. The ages of children in at centers range from 1-3 years old, and there are around 40-70 children at the center. 

The main priority of this project is to offer children a supportive service that helps with their educational, nutritional, and psychological needs. Although the centers are underfunded, they still create a friendly and warm atmosphere where children can learn and play daily.  

This project is perfect for those who love to work with kids. As a volunteer, you will have an incredibly unique experience during this project and make a positive difference in the lives of many children. In addition, you will be surrounded by natural beauty, which you can explore in your free time.

 

Your Tasks 

As a volunteer, you will assist other workers with activities at the centers. The centers are very understaffed, so there are often large groups of children supervised by one person.  Therefore, volunteers are crucial. 

On a typical day, your tasks will consist of educating children, creating and participating in games and activities, painting/ other arts and crafts, helping feed the children, and cleaning the play area. It is vital that volunteers are responsible and positive influences because the children will see them as role models. Volunteers are asked to encourage good hygiene and manners.

Typical work hours for this project are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. This may vary depending on the center you work for. Normally, volunteers have the afternoon off to explore or prepare activities for the next day. 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 13:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

 The Galapagos Islands are among the world’s most famous travel destinations. In your spare time, you will be able to explore the islands and see what the amazing ocean and beaches have to offer.



Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Hiking
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$430
/week
$430
/week
2 - 12
weeks
2 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Services by South America Inside

Consultation from our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation upon arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24-hr Emergency Number | Accommodation-Home Stay | Full-board (3 meals per day) | Advice regarding travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of Participation | Application fee

Accommodation

During this project, you will stay with a local family that is situated close to where you will volunteer. You will live in a private or shared bedroom based on availability. Bathrooms and common areas are shared with the family and other inhabitants. Living with a family is a wonderful way to learn about the country's culture and improve your 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
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,140.00
3 weeks
$1,375.00
4 weeks
$1,610.00
6 weeks
$2,080.00
9 weeks
$2,785.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,490.00
Average fees
$430.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Isabela Island/Ecuador between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Ecuador

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Ecuador. Please check the visa regulations for Ecuador.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Ecuador and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Ecuador.
Budgeting
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?

Airport
The nearest airport is Baltra (GPS) in Galapagos Island. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ecuador provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Ecuador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ecuador.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Ecuador while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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