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Ecotourism Volunteer with Galapagos National Park

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Intercultural Outreach Initiative

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Galapagos Turtle Center – Conservation volunteer
Help feed and clean the giant Galapagos tortoises.

Role Overview

As the ecotourism intern in the communications department at the Galapagos National Park you will gather information that will help the national park staff make important ecotourism decisions. This will include:

  • Running satisfaction questionnaires at visitor sites.
  • Generating statistical data.
  • Creating databases based on the surveys you administer.
Schedule

Schedules are based on a 25 hr/week commitment, and can voluntarily be extended to a regular 40hr/work week. Typically Monday-Friday 7:30AM-12:30PM. May be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand.

Requirements
  • Intermediate to advanced level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers and visitors.

  • Ability to communicate and act with care and patience.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

  • Flexible schedule that accounts for the day to day needs of working with a local institution.

  • Physical ability to work outdoors with potentially high sun, element, and temperature exposure.

  • Ability to independently collect and register data.

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

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.

Please contact us for more info.

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About Intercultural Outreach Initiative

Location:

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.

Description

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.

Animals
Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

IOI GalapagosPuerto Villamil, Ecuador

(-0.95446,-90.96415)
 

SKILLS

  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Environmental Policy
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hrs / week
  • Spanish

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