Volunteering in The Galapagos Islands

Highlights

  • Help preserve the unique Galapagos Islands
  • Explore the hidden wonders of the Galapagos
  • Gain volunteering experience at an international level
  • Work closely with the locals and immerse in the culture

Overview

The volunteer will travel to islands located in the Pacific Ocean that belong to Ecuador. The Galapagos archipelago is made up of 19 islands and a set of small islets. Galapagos is one of the most important national parks on Earth. It has 13 main islands, six minor islands and dozens of islets of volcanic origin.

The islands are a living laboratory of animal species that do not exist anywhere else on the planet. Its marine reserve was declared by UNESCO "Natural Heritage of Humanity" and is one of the seven most important sites on the planet to practice surface and deep diving. In their dives, visitors can enjoy the company of whales, manta rays, swordfish, sea turtles, sea lions, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks; and, other impressive species.

The tourism industry has not only complicated local conservation efforts, but has also caused indirect damage to local communities, hence the input from volunteers is very welcome. Many rural areas of the Galapagos Islands are often excluded due to the economic and social benefits derived from the growth of the tourism industry. Now you have the opportunity to be part of the volunteering in these incredible islands, giving your support in our conservation projects, while enjoying the charm of these wonderful islands. It is for this reason that our volunteer program focuses on supporting the strengthening of good community practices so that the conservation of this natural paradise is not destroyed.

Volunteer Activities:

Recycling
Support in solid waste management
Support in environmental education campaigns and recycling practices
Cleaning the shoreline
Mangrove cleaning
Support in monitoring and control in park cleaning
Waste collection
Street cleaning including prevention of garbage dumped into the sea
Support to schools and colleges in environmental practices

Important Information

Things to Bring:

Bathing suit
Towel
Water Poncho
Mountain boots
Sports shoes
Ecological shampoo
Wide brim hat
Thin scarf to cover the neck
Glasses
Sunscreen # 50
Lip cream or ointment
Long and short sleeve t-shirts
Slim pants, / Quick dry
First aid kit
Flip flops
Stockings / Socks
Ziplock Cases
Water bottle
Work gloves
Warm sweater for the night
Photo camera
Video camera
Tripod
Insect repellent
Batteries
Extra memory cards
Water boots

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