A Guide to Volunteering in the Galapagos

Volunteer Galapagos Islands

Short and long term projects are available to join all year round. Some companies offer combo experiences where you can volunteer in Ecuador and the Galapagos, this is a great way to see more of the region and enjoy a trip like no other.

Search the best structured, free and low cost volunteer programs in the Galapagos with international and local charities, NGO's, non-profit organisations and animal sanctuaries.


Types of Projects

There are lots of different options available including:

  • Help animals
  • Community devopment
  • Marine conservation 
  • Teaching and education

On some projects you will support a team of dedicated conservation experts and scientists, as they monitor wildlife, collect data and build a management strategy for the ecosystem. There are opportunities to work at rehabilitation centres helping animals. You can get your hands on feeding and helping tortoises and other exotic animals. This is a very memorable experience.


Volunteer in the Galapagos for Free

Most positions are low cost in the Galapagos and if you have a specific skill e.g. scientist, doctor, nurse or vet it is possible to get a paid position.


How to Apply

Find projects and organisations on our directory and apply today. View our South America volunteer programs for more options in this continent.