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Galapagos Conservation Volunteers

2 to 12 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Experience the unique endemic flora and fauna of the Galapagos
  • Help to conserve the giant Galapagos tortoise
  • Explore the marine life of the island during your free time
  • Get involved with the local community on Isabela island

Project Costs

Volunteer with giant Galapagos tortoiseThe cost to join for a 2 week Galapagos volunteer project is £1295, 3 weeks is £1525, 4 weeks is £1735, and every extra week costs £290. The maximum duration you can stay at the project for is 12 weeks. The cost is the same whether you stay in the volunteer house or a family homestay.

Your project cost includes full room and board (3 meals a day) throughout your project, all permits, Galapagos visas, local coordination and training at respective facilities, local project-related transport, full access to our facilities, National Park certificates, all backup and support from staff and WorkingAbroad Projects. What’s not included are your personal expenses, travel insurance and your airfare to and from the Galapagos.

Payment Terms

To secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the online application form including your application payment of £195 (included in the total costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, 25% of the balance amount needs to be paid within 7 days of being confirmed on the project,  with the remainder (75%) to be paid 10 weeks before your arrival to the project. Once you have been accepted onto the programme you will receive a Volunteer Information Package with all the information on your project, amenities, travel & visa details, cultural info what you will need to bring and much more.

Project Dates

Baby sea lions in GalapagosPlease note that the dates listed below are just a guideline, you can join the project starting on any Monday throughout the year, as long as you are able to stay for at least 2 weeks (or 4 weeks for the tortoise conservation project), up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

The volunteer schedules vary depending on the chosen project but generally are based on 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with afternoons off. All Galapagos volunteer project schedules may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand and local weather conditions.

Start End Availability
May 27th 2019 June 9th 2019
June 10th 2019 June 23rd 2019
June 24th 2019 July 7th 2019
July 8th 2019 July 21st 2019
July 22nd 2019 August 4th 2019
August 5th 2019 August 18th 2019
August 19th 2019 September 1st 2019
September 2nd 2019 September 15th 2019
September 16th 2019 September 29th 2019
September 30th 2019 October 13th 2019
October 14th 2019 October 27th 2019
October 28th 2019 November 10th 2019
November 11th 2019 November 24th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 8th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 22nd 2019
Galapagos Conservation Volunteers

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