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Ecotourism Volunteer with Galapagos National Park

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ORGANIZATION: Intercultural Outreach Initiative

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Galapagos Turtle Center – Conservation volunteer
Help feed and clean the giant Galapagos tortoises.

Role Overview

As a Ecotourism Volunteer, and according to your specific skills and experience, you will help the Galapagos National Park in tasks related to:

  • The management and monitoring of visitors and visitor sites nearby Puerto Villamil

  • Translation and design of English language visitor information

  • Graphic design for promotional and educational material

  • Running satisfaction questionnaires to visitors from different nationalities

  • Registering tourism related information, as well as generating statistical databases from your surveys

  • Design of maps, signs, canvas, etc. for those volunteers with Acrobat Illustrator design experience

    • IOI nor the park has a computer available for this use so in this case the ideal scenario would be that the volunteer bring their personal laptop with licensed AI (IOI would not be able to take responsibility for any damage to technology that is brought out with the volunteer).

This volunteer position is flexible and can be tailored to your skills and interests as well as the park needs. The information collected will help the National Park to make decisions in tourism management that can be crucial for Galapagos wildlife preservation and sustainable long term tourism.


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.

  • Conversational to Intermediate 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, Galapagos visa, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, National Park certificates, etc. - everything minus personal expenses, travel insurance, and your airfare to Galápagos.


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


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.


Animals, Environment, International


We'll work with your schedule.


IOI GalapagosPuerto Villamil, Ecuador



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


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hrs / week
  • Conversational to intermediate Spanish

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