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Care & Conservation in the Galapagos Islands
Short-term Projects for 16-19 Year Olds

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday June 18th 2017 - Saturday July 1st 2017
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 22nd 2017
  • Sunday July 30th 2017 - Saturday August 12th 2017

2 weeks
  • Sunday June 17th 2018 - Saturday June 30th 2018
  • Sunday July 8th 2018 - Saturday July 21st 2018
  • Sunday July 29th 2018 - Saturday August 11th 2018

  • Placement locations: San Cristobal Island
  • Types of placements: Care centres and conservation work with the Galapagos National Park
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old

Volunteers help clean and plant at the nursery

If you're interested in combining working with children, joining a conservation project and living on a breathtaking island, then look no further than this trip! The Galapagos Islands have spectacular scenery and are renowned as being one of the most species rich places on earth. This creates a perfect destination for volunteers who want to travel and experience the wildlife first hand.

Volunteers on this Short-term Special programme split their time between a community care project and work on the conservation project.

On the conservation part of the project you will have the unique opportunity to get involved with a wide range of on-going projects at the Galapagos National Park which may include habitat restoration work, monitoring sea lions, marine iguana and sea bird population surveys, beach clean-ups and environmental awareness workshops in the local community.

You will spend your other week working at one of our care projects that run a summer camp for children in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Education and learning English is vital for the children on the island and therefore you will be involved in running creative educational activities at the care centres.

Living on the Galapagos Islands also provides a great opportunity to speak Spanish with local people if you're interested in improving or picking up some language skills.

A weekend trip to one or two of the neighbouring islands is included for all Short-term Special volunteers. Experience all the beauty this magnificent island has to offer while helping out on a volunteer project.

On arrival, volunteers will be split into groups and therefore the order of your volunteer programme is subject to change.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

Itinerary (2 weeks) What are Short-term Specials?
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01903­ 708 300

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