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Community English Education Volunteer in Galapagos

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ORGANIZATION: Intercultural Outreach Initiative

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 18 people are interested
Teach english in the Galapagos Islands
Help the local english teacher in the school. You will be responsible to help carry out activities, games, songs and projects that the teacher has planned.

Role Overview

As the Community English Education Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work with students, teachers, government workers, and community members. In this program you will have the choice between formal and applied teaching opportunities that include:

  • Assisting classroom English teachers with classroom management, lesson planning, and leading activities.

  • Working with International Baccalaureate students completing their degree requirements in English as a second language.

  • Teaching job related language skills to naturalist guides, English teachers, and biodiversity protection officers in their work setting.

  • Helping to design and run continuing education programs for community members to practice conversational English.


Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment. Typically Monday-Friday 7:00AM -12:00PM Exact times may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand. Time for preparation is in the afternoons.

  • Intermediate level of Spanish in order to communicate with co-workers and students.
  • A genuine passion for children’s education, and their well-being.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team. Energetic, creative, and enthusiastic nature that stimulates the learning environment

What’s Included

Cost includes full room and board, work permits, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, National Park certificates, etc.-everything minus personal expenses, visa and your airfare to Galápagos. IOI will arrange for your visa but the volunteer is responsible to pay the $100 USD Galapagos National Park fee upon entry to Galapagos.


Accommodation is provided in our fully equipped Volunteer housing or by one of our carefully selected host families. These are families who have experience with outside culture and international living through cultural exchange with our students and volunteers. Additionally to providing extra income for housing our students and volunteers, we train these families to be ambassadors in the community in areas such as English, domestic wellbeing, and nutrition.

You will have breakfast and dinner with your family. Lunch is provided at your choice of various restaurants in town. You simply sign for your meal and we’ll pick up the bill at the end of the month. For Volunteer housing breakfast is not included. Lunch and dinner are provided in your choice of restaurant.

IOI encourages all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. We encourage longer commitments by heavily discounting each additional week stayed. The minimum stay is 2 weeks, with a maximum stay of 3 months. All volunteers must arrive to Isabela on Mondays.

*In order to safeguard our local host community, IOI requires participants to have at least the 1st dose of a WHO-approved vaccine before arriving: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Sinopharm.

Please contact us for more info.

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About Intercultural Outreach Initiative


2103 Coral Way, operating in the Galápagos Islands, Miami, FL 33145, US

Mission Statement

To provide international education programs that support the education, conservation, and social development of isolated communities by assisting local institutions in sustainably handling the human-environmental intersection.


We strive to help establish ecological sustainability and social stability in our host communities by applying thoughtful assistance and expertise to local needs - financed by educational travel adventures.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


IOI GalapagosPuerto Villamil, Ecuador


  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hrs/week

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