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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 £1465, 3 weeks is £1840, 4 weeks is £2215, 6 weeks is £2965, 8 weeks is £3710 and 12 weeks is £5210. 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 (unless if you live in the volunteer house, then you get lunch and dinner, but have to take care of your own breakfast), all permits, 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.

** For any booking received in April 2023, 10% discount applies to any booking received at the Giant Tortoise programme from August to end 2023, and to the Ecotourism and Agriculture programme for all 2023 dates ** 

Payment Terms

Iguana on rocks in GalapagosTo 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.

July 3rd 2023 July 16th 2023
July 17th 2023 July 30th 2023
July 24th 2023 August 6th 2023
July 31st 2023 August 13th 2023
August 7th 2023 August 20th 2023
August 14th 2023 August 27th 2023
August 21st 2023 September 3rd 2023
August 28th 2023 September 10th 2023
September 4th 2023 September 17th 2023
September 11th 2023 September 24th 2023
September 25th 2023 October 8th 2023
October 9th 2023 October 22nd 2023
October 23rd 2023 November 5th 2023
November 6th 2023 November 19th 2023
November 20th 2023 December 3rd 2023
December 4th 2023 December 17th 2023
December 18th 2023 December 31st 2023
January 1st 2024 January 14th 2024
January 15th 2024 January 28th 2024
January 29th 2024 February 11th 2024
February 12th 2024 February 25th 2024
February 26th 2024 March 10th 2024
March 11th 2024 March 24th 2024
Galapagos Conservation Volunteers

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